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Local clubs urged to apply for Sporting Club grants

Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Western Victoria are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.  Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round..

Victorian Landcare grants and junior grants now open

The Victorian Government is providing a major funding boost to volunteers and young people across the state, including in Western Victoria to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the 2022 Victorian Landcare..

Innovation Challenge To Drive Medtech Manufacturing

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the lives of people with disabilities and health conditions by backing the state’s brightest minds to deliver new locally manufactured medtech. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford visited Swinburne University today to announce $400,000..

Victorian mRNA Research Acceleration Grants Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is fast-tracking innovative mRNA research projects with grants for Victorian scientists. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the first round of recipients from the mRNA Victorian Research Acceleration Fund (mVRAF), with almost $2 million..

Supporting children and youth in the Wimmera

Victorian communities are safer and more supported thanks to a series of investments from the Andrews Labor Government to address the root causes of crime. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative has received $300,000 as part of more..

New Research Program To Address Youth Eating Disorders

A new research program to improve the treatment and support for young Victorians experiencing eating disorders is now underway, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced $500,000 for a dedicated youth..

Warrnambool To Get Improved Mobile Connectivity

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in the greater Warrnambool area with upgrades to existing towers through the Connecting Victoria program. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the partnership with telco Optus, upgrading seven mobile stations..

Victoria To Lead Global Partnership In Stem Cell Medicine

The Andrews Labor Government is backing breakthrough treatments for Victorians who need them most with home-grown scientists to lead a global stem cell research program in Parkville. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today launched the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center..

Faster Diagnosis Possible In New Clinical Trial

Victorians experiencing immune deficiencies may soon receive diagnoses faster thanks to a gene-based test backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford welcomed the start of clinical trials for the genomic diagnostic test developed by the..

Bigger, Better Ararat Ambulance Station Another Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting ambulance resources in the Grampians region, making sure paramedics have the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies and save lives. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced Bowden Corporation has been appointed to..

New Inglewood Ambulance Station another step closer

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting ambulance resources in the Goldfields region, making sure paramedics have the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies and save lives. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced Bowden Corporation has been appointed to..

Free Public WiFi To Continue In Melbourne’s CBD

Free WiFi will continue to be available in the CBD for Melbournians and tourists alike with the Andrews Labor Government extending the service. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the free public WiFi throughout Melbourne’s CBD will continue..

Melton Set To Gain Improved Mobile Connectivity

Residents and businesses in Melton and surrounding suburbs will have better mobile coverage as the Andrews Labor Government invests in upgrades and new towers through the Connecting Victoria program. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the Labor Government..

New Jobs For Social Housing Sector

A new employment initiative will create 200 jobs to service the state’s growing social housing sector, thanks to a partnership between Jobs Victoria and Homes Victoria. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced the Andrews Labor Government’s $3 million Social Housing Employment Program. The program..

Serving Up More Hospitality Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is serving up more jobs supporting hospitality venues and tourism in regional Victoria. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced a $6 million initiative which will provide 240 jobseekers with hospitality and tourism traineeships to help address workforce shortages across the..

Putting Patients First in Lowan

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Lowan. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery time, the last..

Investing In More Businesses, More Jobs, More Research

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more Victorians into jobs, helping small and family businesses grow and expanding our state’s world-leading medical research. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest more than $52 million to create jobs, help small businesses and social enterprises grow, forge new..

Major Upgrade for Wedderburn College

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Wedderburn College have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver a major upgrade for the growing school. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests $12.9 million to Wedderburn..