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New Innovation Plan Making A Bold Statement

A bold new agenda to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive the creation of new industries and support jobs for future generations has been unveiled by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today launched..

Backing Victorian Women In mRNA And Medical Research

Women-led medical research will be prioritised by the Andrews Labor Government in its investment in a new RNA research acceleration fund and the next phase of a successful medical research fund. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today unveiled the..

New World-Class Clinical Trial Facility For Geelong

Geelong is set to host human clinical trials for ground-breaking medical research and to speed up the development of new treatments, backed by support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today welcomed confirmation that Australia’s..

Ginkgo To Help Victoria Grow mRNA Vaccine Capabilities

World-leading synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks will establish an office in Melbourne, bolstering Victoria’s position as the national leader in mRNA research and manufacturing. A partnership with the Victorian Government has enabled the move, in what is hoped to be the first step in future..

Mentoring Helps Businesses Grappling With Future Choices

A Melbourne-based Mexican wrestling and performance business is back in the ring and ready to take its operation to the next level, one of thousands of businesses to have benefitted from a free statewide mentoring program. The Andrews Labor Government’s $12 million Business Recovery and..

Connected: Digital Hub, Then Free Wifi For Ararat, Lake Bolac

A new Community Hub and Digital Co-Working Space is set to open in Ararat next week, backed by a critical Andrews Labor Government investment. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today visited the Hub that has been delivered in partnership..

Gold Growth Brings New Jobs And Benefits Across The State

Gold mining in Victoria is booming with production at levels not seen in more than a century, supporting jobs growth and business strength – and the impact has been especially stunning in Stawell. Minister for Resources Jaala Pulford today visited Stawell Gold Mine to see..

Helping Victorian Startups Take The Next Step

The Victorian Government is backing young high-growth companies by helping investors understand how to invest and support early stage startups to scale. Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic will support 75 potential startup investors through one of Australia’s leading investor education programs, to build angel investor capabilities..

Victorian Businesses Gain Fresh Digital Talent

More than 70 leading organisations across Victoria have welcomed new digital talent to their teams this month, using a landmark Government program that is equipping mid-career workers with in-demand digital skills. The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million Digital Jobs program is supporting businesses looking to..

Governor’s Awards Recognise Best In Startup Sector

Victorian startups will be recognised for their achievements in the inaugural Governor of Victoria Startup Awards. Initiated by the Andrews Labor Government, the awards celebrate the outstanding contribution to the fast-growing sector. Victoria’s startup ecosystem value has grown by more than $3 billion in the..

Welcoming Veterans Into Civilian Life And Rewarding Work

Veterans making the transition from the Australian Defence Force to civilian life are being helped into the workforce through multiple Andrews Labor Government wage subsidy and employment programs. As Australia prepares to mark Remembrance Day on 11 November and the sacrifices and contributions of our..

Boosting Jobs For Women In Logistics

The Andrews Labor Government is creating hundreds of jobs for women in logistics and warehousing, providing opportunities where they are needed most and breaking down gender barriers in a crucial industry. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today unveiled Jobs Victoria Women in Warehousing, a program that provides secure..

3D Medical Printing Revolution A Win For Patients, Workers

Personalised medical devices such as hips, spines and knees will be made in Victoria thanks to new support from the Andrews Labor Government to expand a world-class 3D medical manufacturing facility in Port Melbourne. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford..

Jobs Caravan Supporting Victorian Workers And Travellers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local jobs and Victorians hitting the road as travel restrictions fall away, with new support to help manufacturers meet huge demand for locally-built caravans. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced 150 new jobs to boost caravan manufacturing in..

More Support For Local Business Chambers, Trader Groups

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support to small businesses and sole traders with a new round of grants for local business chambers and trader groups. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today announced round two of the Business Chambers and Trader Groups Program..

Victoria’s Gold Rush Continues With New Exploration

Victoria’s prospects of unearthing more precious metal are brighter with a major mineral exploration tender given the green light as the state enjoys a modern-day gold rush. The Andrews Labor Government is supporting regional jobs through the growth of minerals exploration, with Fosterville Gold Mine..

Outdoor Economy Cash Vouchers Open For Business

Victorian businesses from 11am today can apply for vouchers to help them take advantage of open-air trading opportunities as the state prepares for the next major stage of reopening on Friday. More than 7,000 vouchers valued at $2,000 are available to help pay for the..

New Support: Victoria Leads Fight Against Brain Cancer

A new centre backed by the Victorian Government is leading the nation’s fight against brain cancer and bringing fresh hope to brain cancer patients and their families. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a $16 million investment in The Brain Cancer Centre to forge new frontiers..