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Aboriginal Jobs And Business Hub Sets Up Shop In Geelong

A first of its kind business and retail hub for Aboriginal entrepreneurs will be established in Geelong in partnership with the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens in visiting Ngarrimili, a Geelong-based organisation supporting First Nations..

Possible New Lymphoma Treatment A Targeted Attack

There could soon be a new treatment option for lymphoma patients, with the Andrews Labor Government backing pre-clinical trials of a cancer-busting immunotherapy. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced Victorian drug developers, Avipep, will begin testing their new..

Victorian Startup Sector Awarded For Innovation Success

Victoria’s brightest minds have been honoured at the inaugural 2021 Governor of Victoria Startup Awards. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research, and the aDigital Economy Jaala Pulford congratulated the winners, who were announced at an intimate reception at Government House overnight. The Awards are proudly supported..

Mental Health Support For Those With Small Businesses In Mind

Member-based business organisations are being offered tailored mental health and wellbeing support, through an Andrews Labor Government initiative. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today announced the Mental Wellbeing of Business Communities Grants Program, providing up to 200 member-based business communities with a $15,000 grant..

Click-And-Collect: Rapid Tests For Food Supply Chain Businesses

Food supply chain businesses can now click-and-collect rapid antigen tests at two Bunnings stores as part of an Andrews Labor Government pilot. As part of the program, more than 100,000 rapid antigen tests are being made available for businesses in critical industries like meat and..

Hundreds More Jobs Front Of House And In The Kitchen

More jobs are on the menu for Victorians looking for work in the hospitality sector, as the Andrews Labor Government boosts the number of workers in our pubs, restaurants and cafes. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced Jobs Victoria and the Box Hill Institute..

Free Mental Wellbeing On The Go For Small Businesses

Small business owners looking to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff are being given access to a vital resource, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today announced free access to Mindarma – an evidence-based online mental..

Babies Reach Significant Milestone In Study Of A Generation

A Victorian hospital has joined Australia’s largest child and parent research project, now having reached the milestone of 10,000 babies. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today welcomed the Royal Women’s Hospital as the latest hospital to join the Murdoch..

Mini-Vaccination Clinic Coming To Pomonal

The Victorian Government is making sure families have every opportunity to get their children aged 5-11 vaccinated– with a mini-vaccination clinic starting close to home at Pomonal Primary School. More than 150 primary schools will have mini-vaccination clinics under a $4 million grants program to..

Rent Relief For Victoria’s Small And Family Businesses

The Victorian Government has introduced new regulations under the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to support small and family businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the latest wave of the pandemic. Eligible commercial tenants with an annual turnover of $10 million or less who have suffered..

Newborn Screening For Rare Genetic Disorders Offers Hope

There’s hope for Victorian families with Andrews Labor Government backed research into a new screening test for three rare genetic disorders in babies, leading to earlier diagnosis and better treatment. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced researchers from..

Agreement To Capture Benefits Of New Carbon Technologies

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a key emissions reduction project that will contribute to achieving the goal of net zero by 2050 and bring new jobs to Gippsland. Minister for Resources Jaala Pulford this week signed a contribution agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and..

Commercial Tenancy Support Extended

The Victorian Government will extend the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS), providing rent relief and protections for commercial tenants and landlords experiencing hardship through the latest wave of the pandemic. The CTRS was created in 2020 and reintroduced in July 2021 to support small to..

More Victorians In Work To Protect State This Fire Season

Aboriginal Victorians are among those donning the greens in new jobs to prepare the state for this fire season as part of an Andrews Labor Government employment program. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today visited the Sebastopol Depot to announce the creation of 50 new..

More Swim Teachers To Make A Splash In Time For Summer

Hundreds of Victorians are taking the plunge into new jobs, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure the community is safe in the water. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced 280 people in need of employment will make a splash, as swim teachers in..

Infectious Disease Institute Partners Set A New Foundation

The Andrews Labor Government is working to further safeguard Australia in the fight against coronavirus and future pandemics, by signing the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) Foundation Partners Agreement. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today visited the Peter..

Securing Resources For Victoria’s Future

The Andrews Labor Government is acting now to secure the sand, rock, clay and gravel needed to build the projects of tomorrow. Minister Pulford today unveiled the Strategic Extractive Resources Roadmap, while visiting Walsh Quarries at Dunnstown near Ballarat. The Roadmap will improve the mapping..

Victoria To Become Home Of mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing

Victoria will become the first place in the southern hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines, after the Victorian Government reached an in-principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government and Moderna. Under the deal – announced by Acting Premier James Merlino and Prime Minister Scott Morrison today –..