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Home-Grown NBA Hero To Face Team USA In Melbourne

NBA star and Melbourne local Ben Simmons has confirmed his intention to play for the Australian Boomers when they take on Team USA at Marvel Stadium over two games in August. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed the Philadelphia 76er’s confirmation that he would don the green and gold in his […]

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Hits Torquay

The four-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race cycling festival will take place exclusively on the iconic Surf Coast in 2020, bringing a major sporting event to regional Victoria with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman today announced that […]

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Active April Smashes Record Books In 2019

From Donvale to Dunolly, a record 130,211 Victorians of all ages and abilities took the pledge to ramp up their level of fitness and physical activity in the 2019 Premier’s Active April. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today congratulated everyone who had signed up to the Premier’s Active April and spread […]

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Melbourne: Home Of World’s Leading Luxury Travel Networks

Melbourne has taken centre stage today as more than 500 of the world’s most influential decision-makers in luxury travel arrived for a week-long conference of networking events and experiences. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed Virtuoso at its Symposium to an audience of interstate and international media, strengthening our relationship with […]

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Protecting The Boxing Day Test From Ticket Scalpers

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure cricket fans can fairly access tickets to Australia’s biggest and most-loved cricket match, the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula this week declared the 2019 Boxing Day Test against New Zealand as a major event under the Major Events […]

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Somerville Recreation And Community Centre Is Reborn

The Somerville Recreation and Community Centre has been rebuilt bigger and better than ever, after it was tragically destroyed by fire three years ago. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula opened the rebuilt complex today thanks to almost $1.3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. The […]

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Bringing Balenciaga To Bendigo

Bendigo’s proud history of attracting exclusive international showstoppers is set to continue with an exhibition celebrating one of the world’s best fashion designers to open at the Bendigo Art Gallery, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition, set to bring […]

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Kicking In To Make Victoria The Active State

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian sport and recreation organisations to apply for their share in $27 million worth of Together More Active funding, to help break down barriers to participation. Victoria’s sport and recreation sector plays a fundamental role in helping millions of Victorians participate in the community and reach their potential. The […]

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White Night Expands Across Melbourne And Beyond

Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the festival’s return from 22-24 August, reimagined and expanded across three iconic precincts. Carlton […]

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Review To Consider Federation Square’s Future

The Andrews Labor Government will launch a review into Federation Square, following today’s determination from Heritage Victoria. Apple and the Victorian Government have acknowledged that based on Heritage Victoria’s decision, the proposed Apple global flagship store cannot proceed. Today’s decision, along with the construction of the new Town Hall Station entry and the redevelopment of […]

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