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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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That’s Pool – Summer Classes For Kids Will Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on Victorian families to teach their children to swim with subsidised lessons that will be made available across the state this summer. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Olympic backstroker Belinda Hocking and Life Saving Victoria at Sandridge Life Saving Club, Port Melbourne, to […]

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Broadmeadows Slam Dunk With New Basketball Hub

Broadmeadows Stadium will become one of seven key development centres under the Andrews Labor Government’s $101 million investment in Victoria’s basketball future. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire at the stadium today to confirm that the centre would become the home of the North-West Melbourne high […]

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Tal Karp Joins Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed noted sports and legal administrator Tal Karp to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board. A lawyer, Ms Karp has worked in a range of senior legal, policy, strategy and advocacy roles with organisations including Sixfold Consulting Group, Victoria Legal Aid and the Sentencing Advisory Council. The former Matildas international […]

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