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Labor Launches Stawell Jobs Taskforce

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, and Minister for Employment, Jacinta Allan, today joined local council, business and community leaders to launch the first meeting of the Stawell Jobs Taskforce. The taskforce is a key component of the Andrews Labor Government’s $21.9 million landmark plan..

Labor Launches Stawell Jobs Taskforce

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, and Minister for Employment, Jacinta Allan, today joined local council, business and community leaders to launch the first meeting of the Stawell Jobs Taskforce. The taskforce is a key component of the Andrews Labor Government’s $21.9 million landmark plan..

Labor Government To Grow Victoria’s Wine Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a $1 million plan to boost cellar door visits, create jobs and promote regional tourism, to be secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. The $1 million will fund the development of the Labor Government’s Victorian Wine Tourism Strategyand support..

New Campaign Welcomes Guide Dog Puppies In Training

The Andrews Labor Government today launched an education campaign to remind businesses that guide dogs and seeing eye dogs, as well as puppies in training, are legally able to enter any event, business or premises. Supported by Guide Dogs Victoria and Vision Australia Seeing Eye..

Labor Saves The National Centre For Farmer Health

The Andrews Labor Government today guaranteed the future of the National Centre for Farmer Health, after the previous Coalition Government nearly destroyed the Centre by cutting critical funding and refusing to provide ongoing support. Visiting the Centre in Hamilton today, Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford,..

Ravens Creek Farm Cooking Up A Feast At Regional Living Expo

Some of regional Victoria’s finest food, wine and fresh produce will be on show this May as part of the Regional Living Expo’s Put Victoria on Your Table initiative. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, launched the initiative today at Ravens Creek Farm, owned by..

Labor To Support Community Leaders In Regional Victoria

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today announced the Andrews Labor Government will secure the Regional Community Leadership Program with $8 million in funding, delivering on a key election commitment. The new funding package, to be provided over the next four years, will be delivered..

Ballarat Racecourse Now On The Big Screen

There won’t be a bad seat in the house at Dowling Forest Racecourse with Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, and Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today unveiling Ballarat Turf Club’s 36-square metre big screen. Racegoers will be able to catch all local races up..

New Marysville Milestone Opens

The Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, last night officially opened the new $28 million Vibe Hotel and Conference Centre in Marysville. The Vibe Marysville features a four star 101-bed hotel, conference centre and associated event and meeting spaces for up to 430 people, various..

Puppy Farm Changes Fast-Tracked

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked changes to improve the welfare of breeding dogs and cats, with increased powers for councils to protect vulnerable animals now in effect. The Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (the Act) provides additional protection for animals by: placing greater..

New Fund To Drive Jobs And Growth In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce legislation to establish the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund to drive growth and create jobs in regional Victoria. The Regional Development Victoria Amendment (Jobs and Infrastructure) Bill will deliver on the Labor Government’s key election commitment to establish..

New Research Facility To Boost Almond Exports

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new experimental orchard in Mildura to boost almond research and training and drive production and export growth. The new 25ha research facility will support the growing almond production of river communities in Victoria, South Australia and New South..

Victorian Fruit Now In Season In South East Asian Retail Outlets

Victorian growers are promoting their fresh fruit produce to key importers and consumers in South East Asian markets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s new Now In Season campaign. The campaign is being launched in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines with representatives from Australian..

Ararat Arts Precinct To Be Transformed Into Major Cultural Centre

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today announced that the Andrews Labor Government will provide $3.7 million to fund the redevelopment of the Ararat Arts Centre Precinct, delivering on a key election commitment. Touring the Ararat Town Hall today, Ms Pulford said the redevelopment would..

Japan’s Top Restaurateurs Get A Taste For Victorian Lamb

A group of leading chefs, restaurateurs and butchers from Japan have landed in Victoria in search of new opportunities to import Victoria’s quality lamb produce. The delegation has been invited as part of the ‘Lambassador Program’, an initiative funded by the Andrews Labor Government and..