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More Trains More Often in Maryborough

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Maryborough residents and visitors more options to connect to Ballarat and Melbourne with an additional four weekend train services funded in the Victorian Budget 2022/23. The services will integrate with the daily coach services (via both Ballarat and Castlemaine)..

New Entry To Transform Ballarat Base Hospital

In addition to building state-of-the-art theatres, a women and children’s hub and a new emergency department, the Andrews Labor Government will boost accessibility and safety at the Ballarat Base Hospital by creating two new entrances separating emergency vehicles and the public. Member for Western Victoria..

New Fellowship To Continue Fight Against Infectious Diseases

World-leading infectious diseases researchers from Victoria’s Doherty Institute and the Ragon Institute in Massachusetts are joining forces through an Andrews Labor Government funded fellowship. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford made the announcement while visiting the Ragon Institute in Boston,..

New Biomedical Centre To Supercharge Research

Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre has been given the green light for construction by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford, announced planning has been approved for the $206 million Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery..

Victorian Learn Local Awards 2022 Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s 16th annual Victorian Learn Local Awards, recognising excellence in the adult and community education sector. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today invited Western Victorian locals to nominate people whose stories illustrate the life-changing impact..

Monash No.1 World Rank Confirms Victorian Excellence

Victoria’s excellence in taking world-leading research and developing life-changing medicines has been confirmed in a landmark ranking that names Monash University as the global leader in the field. Monash University overnight was named as the world’s top university in Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the authoritative..

Improving The Air In Our Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses to improve indoor air-quality, keeping Victorians safe and reducing the spread COVID-19. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today encouraged applications for the $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program. Eligible businesses can now access between $500 and..

Victorian Biobank Now Globally Recognised

Victoria is now home to a state-of-the art and globally accredited biobank featuring blood samples, plasma, saliva, tumour tissues, breast milk and mouth swabs, as the Andrews Labor Government continues its record investment in medical research. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy..

500 Trained Jobseekers To Ease Hospo Staff Shortages

Five hundred jobseekers are being rapidly recruited and trained to support hospitality businesses facing current staff shortages. As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $200 million Business Stimulus Package, $6.68 million in Jobs Victoria funding will support workers to be trained for hospitality jobs with..

Improved Connectivity In 54 Locations Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting internet speeds for thousands of households and businesses with upgrades to fixed wireless networks underway. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the $73 million Labor Government agreement with NBN Co, improving broadband..

Jobs Investment To Keep Victorian Freight On The Move

More women will have the chance to enter the freight and logistics sector thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government employment project providing a direct pathway to critical roles. With the freight industry contributing $21 billion to the state’s economy each year, Freight Victoria is..

Victoria And Abu Dhabi Sign Research And Investment Partnership

The Andrews Labor Government and The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities in sharing respective mRNA research. The MoU was signed virtually by the CEO of mRNA Victoria, Michael Kapel with His Excellency Dr. Jamal..

Victoria Strengthens Ties With Pfizer To Boost Skills

The Andrews Labor Government has secured an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to increase global collaboration opportunities with Victorian researchers and industry. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research, and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the initiative during the Minister’s tour of Pfizer’s Centers for..

AI Biotech Lands In Victoria To Advance Early Cancer Detection

A cutting-edge biotech firm headquartered in the US will soon call Melbourne home, as the Andrews Labor Government expands its investment in advanced medical research techniques. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced InterVenn Biosciences, the developer of an..

Driving Digital Connectivity Across Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in digital projects to help businesses and communities be better connected to create jobs and drive economic growth. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the full list of digital projects from the..

New Grants To Extract Bold Ideas For Victoria’s Quarries

The Andrews Labor Government is making new grants available to encourage innovative ideas to transform quarries into more parks and community spaces across Victoria. Minister for Resources Jaala Pulford today announced the Quarry Transformation Grants for quarry operators to begin the groundwork on how current..

Blood Donors Sought For New COVID-19 Research Biobank

The call is out for Victorians willing to roll up their sleeves and donate blood for a research initiative into COVID-19, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today met with researchers for the Victorian COVID-19..

More Minerals Exploration To Scale Up Renewables And Tech

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the search for critical minerals essential for clean energy technologies, in the Stavely Arc, beneath the plains of Western Victoria. Minister for Resources Jaala Pulford today announced more ground is being made available following the success of the Stavely Ground Release in..