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Angel Investment Groups Help Victorian Startups Grow

Three new angel investor networks backed by the Andrews Labor Government through Launch Vic are set to unlock as much as $9 million in early-stage capital market over the next two years. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford announced $900,000..

Homegrown Vaccines On The Way For Australia

Onshore manufacturing of life-saving mRNA vaccines took a major step forward today, with the Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government finalising all arrangements for the 10-year partnership. Under the agreements, an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility will be built at Monash University, helping protect Australians..

Better Mobile Connectivity For Melbourne’s Outer North

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in the northern suburbs of Melbourne with new mobile towers and upgrades to existing ones. The Labor Government will partner with telecommunications company Optus to deliver two new mobile towers and upgrade three towers to 5G through..

Backing The Next Generation Of Workers In Future Tech

The Andrews Labor Government is addressing industry demand for workers in future tech with a new employment program. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced the Labor Government’s $2.1 million Future Tech Talent Initiative from Jobs Victoria, which is matching businesses with the talent they..

STATEWIDE FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE VICTORIA’S PRIDE

The Andrews Labor Government is holding a landmark festival of pride events throughout Victoria this summer to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) Victorians. Minister for Equality Harriet Shing today launched Victoria’s Pride – an annual celebration across the..

ENGAGING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

The Victorian Government is empowering grassroots multicultural and Aboriginal organisations to support children and young people to connect with their community, family, friends and culture. The Youth Engagement Grants provide up to $50,000 over two years for projects that use cultural connection, sport, arts, music..

Boosting Mobile Connectivity In Greater Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in Bendigo with a new mobile tower and upgrades to existing infrastructure. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced partnerships with telcos Optus and TPG Telecom to build a new tower..

Is Jobs, Is Good

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more jobs in regional Victoria with one of Australia’s biggest food manufacturers. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced a $3.71 million partnership between Jobs Victoria and George Weston Foods (GWF) – the name behind the Don KR smallgoods..

Beloved Chapel Street Festival To Return

The much-loved Chapel Street Festival will return boosting the iconic dining and shopping strip’s economy and community thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today announced the $450,000 Labor Government investment to back the return of an inclusive, family-friendly festival..

Victoria Investing In World-First mRNA Innovation Hub

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in the science behind mRNA – bringing together Victoria’s greatest researchers with an innovation hub. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today launched the Victorian mRNA Innovation Hub (VMIH), a partnership between..

BULOKE AND NORTHERN GRAMPIANS LANDCARE NETWORK RECOGNISED FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating Victorians’ outstanding achievements in sustainability, announcing the finalists for the twentieth Premier’s Sustainability Awards.  Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, congratulated Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network for being named as one of the 41 finalists, spanning businesses,..

CARING FOR VICTORIA’S INJURED WILDLIFE

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring injured, sick and orphaned wildlife get the help they need, with a funding boost to support wildlife rescue volunteers.  Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced that applications for the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants are now open, with..

Driving Production And Jobs In Local Medtech Manufacturing

The Andrews Labor Government is helping boost local production of medical technology products and creating more than 90 high-skilled jobs. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced 12 businesses will share in $3.2 million of funding through the Labor..

NEW FUNDING PROGRAM FOR VICTORIAN CREATIVES

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in the people and ideas at the heart of the state’s creative industries, with a new fund to help bring projects from Western Victoria to life. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today invited independent creatives..

TALBOT‘S HISTORY COMES ALIVE THROUGH COMMUNITY GRANT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting community and history organisations to capture Talbot’s diverse history, making it available for more people to discover and enjoy. The latest round of the Local History Grants saw 40 projects share in $350,000 as part of the program run..

A Decade Long Plan For Home Grown Medical Research To Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria to be a global leader in medical research with a new plan to support more breakthroughs, drive economic growth, create jobs and save lives. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford has launched the..

Closing The Gender Investment Gap

An Andrews Labor Government backed investment fund for women-led startups is celebrating one-year helping local entreprenuers unlocking millions in capital. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford joined LaunchVic and the recipients of the Alice Anderson Fund overnight to celebrate its..

GROWING HAMILTON’S PARAMEDIC WORKFORCE

The Andrews Labor Government has recruited hundreds of new paramedics this year – delivering another boost to our health system and helping our ambulance services meet the record levels of demand being seen Australia-wide. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced that 2..