Topic: Technology and innovation

Victoria Appoints First Chief Information Security Officer

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed its first Chief Information Security Officer as the next step in keeping government services and information safe from cyber threats. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced that Mr John O’Driscoll had been appointed to the role. Mr O’Driscoll has 20 years’ experience in information technology, with […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Victorian Manufacturing Blasts Into A New Era

Victorian university students have launched manufacturing into the Space Age using revolutionary 3D printing technology to design, build and test a world-first rocket engine. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today met PhD students at the Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University to get a first-hand look at the Aerospike Rocket Engine. The Aerospike […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Regional Emergency Services Switch On To Digital Radio

Police and emergency services in regional Victoria will have access to the state’s digital radio network from 2018, eliminating key black spots and increasing security and audio clarity. Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, Life Saving Victoria, Corrections Victoria and Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades operating in outer metropolitan areas will transition from outdated analogue […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Invisible DNA To Crack Down On Crime In Geelong

A six-month synthetic DNA trial is about to get underway in Geelong as part of a crime prevention plan by the Andrews Labor Government to reduce residential burglaries. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and other members of Safety Alliance Victoria in Norlane to launch Protect | Prevent. Kits of synthetic DNA […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Western Victoria Region

New Screens To Light Up Federation Square

Federation Square is set to become one of the world’s first outdoor digital art galleries. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited Federation Square today to announce a set of state-of-the-art digital experience screens – a wall of LEDs adorning the exterior of the Transport building. Mobile interactive screens will feature in various […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Tackling The Cyber Security Threat To Victorian Services

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with Victoria’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy to ensure government services and information are kept safe from cyber threats. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings joined cyber experts and IT industry representatives today to launch Victoria’s Cyber Security Strategy – the first state in Australia to do […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Geelong Schools First In Line For Digital Upgrades

Schools across Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula will be first in Victoria to receive vital digital upgrades funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 included $67.9 million for better IT support for schools and students across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 63 government schools across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Cyber Skills For Every Victorian Classroom

The Andrews Labor Government is preparing students across Victoria to be cyber ready through the state’s Victorian Cyber Schools Skills Challenge, which kicked off this month. The challenge is the first of its kind in Australia and will connect students with some the country’s leading cyber professionals through an online platform where they will develop […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

First Ever Ministerial Trade Mission To Myanmar

Victoria’s skills and expertise in international education, digital innovation and food and fibre will be showcased in Myanmar this week through Victoria’s first ever trade mission to the country. During the visit, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from Myanmar’s government and major industries to explore trade and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Bendigo Small Businesses Going For Gold

More than 30 events designed to help local small businesses grow and create more jobs will take place across Bendigo over the coming month. Winter Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila OAM, who used a sports injury as motivation to build a successful small business, is one of many inspirational speakers at this year’s Bendigo Small […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment