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Date Set For Historic Apology To Puffing Billy Victims

The Victorian Government will make a formal apology in Parliament to those people who suffered childhood sexual abuse in connection with the Puffing Billy railway and other railway bodies. The state apology will be delivered at Parliament House at 10am on Wednesday, 27 November. A formal apology was one of the recommendations contained in the […]

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Grants Help Victorians Get More Active, More Often

Sport and recreation organisations helping Victorians get involved in regular activity have received a major boost through funding allocated under the Andrews Labor Government’s Together More Active program.  Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed that 79 organisations would share in more than $6.3 million in the latest round of Together […]

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Geelong-Korea Set To Hit Home Run This Season

Geelong will roll out the red carpet tonight as more than 50 players, coaches and team officials from South Korea arrive back in town ahead of Geelong-Korea’s second season playing in the Australian Baseball League (ABL). The team will play its first home series of the new season against Sydney from 21-24 November at the […]

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Time To Roar As MCG Targets Record For Women’s T20 Final

With 100 days until the Australian women’s cricket team takes on all-comers at the ICC T20 World Cup, Victorians have today been encouraged to play their part by helping to fill the MCG for the final. World Cup organisers have secured global superstar Katy Perry to perform at the March 8 decider, which is hoped […]

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Communities To Win Through Sports Facilities Grants

The Andrews Labor Government will help communities provide more opportunities for people to participate in sport and active recreation through a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the fund’s inaugural round were open. Councils and Alpine Resort Boards can apply […]

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Victorian Ties With Korea Take Off With New Flights

Major South Korean airline Asiana is launching direct flights between Melbourne and Seoul in a move that will strengthen ties with a key trading partner and attract more tourists and investment to Victoria. Asiana will launch a seasonal service from late December, with weekly flights in 300-seat B777 aircraft. The Andrews Labor Government is partnering […]

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Honouring The Great And Good In Victorian Sport

Victorians are being urged to nominate grassroots competitors, coaches and volunteers for recognition alongside elite performers in the 2019 Victorian Sport Awards. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced nominations were open for the prestigious awards, jointly presented by the Andrews Labor Government and Vicsport. Every individual, team, club and local […]

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New Projects Push Country Football, Netball Tally Past 500

More Victorians are playing their favourite sports on upgraded ovals and courts thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in country football and netball. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed 17 new projects would share in more than $1.6 million in funding from the latest round of the Country […]

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Phillip Island Revs Up For Australian MotoGP

Two-wheel motor racing fanatics are descending on Phillip Island by their thousands for the 2019 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which kicks off on Friday and culminates with race day on Sunday. The race will be the 23rd successive Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to be run at the 4.45-kilometre circuit overlooking Bass Strait since Victoria wrested […]

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Gig Is Beautiful For Melbourne’s World-Leading Music Scene

Melbourne is cementing its position as the live music capital of Australia, thanks to a partnership which will see live performances broadcast to audiences around the world. Under the partnership between Visit Victoria and MTV Unplugged, Australian musicians and Melbourne venues are being featured in a series of hour-long MTV Unplugged Melbourne episodes. For the […]

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