Archives for July, 2016

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Victorian Grain Growers Dominate The World Stage

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today addressed the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) in Melbourne, congratulating industry leaders on their continued export success, generating  in excess of $1.4 billion in 2014-15. The Victorian grains industry is today one of our big export success stories, with..

Support For Horsham Small Businesses Coping With Drought

Small businesses feeling the economic impacts of drought can access support at a series of small business workshops and mentoring sessions from next week. Small businesses in Horsham are encouraged to attend a tailored workshop to equip them with better information and tools to make..

Action On Quad Bike Safety On Victorian Farms

The Andrews Labor Government is taking strong action to tackle the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on Victorian farms caused by quad bikes. Addressing the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) conference, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a $6 million subsidy scheme for farmers to make..

Regional Victoria Is Ready When You Are

The Andrews Labor Government will today bring together more than 200 community leaders from across regional and rural Victoria for the inaugural Regional Futures Summit in Bendigo. The Labor Government is getting on with the job of transforming regional Victoria into a place that has..

$10 Million Boost To Arts And Culture In Regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will benefit from a major investment in the state’s extensive network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $10 million over the next three years to 33 arts venues across regional Victoria through Creative..

Andrews Government Invests In Our Young Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government will provide funding  grants to help young farmers boost their skills and become better equipped to face the farming challenges and opportunities of the future. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available to farmers and farm workers under the age of..

Mental Health Support In Place For Victorian Farmers

Farmers from more than 4000 Victorian farms will be able to tap into extended counselling and support services as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 million assistance package to support dairy farmers and their families. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley said more than..

Stawell Leads The Way With Underground Lab

Construction is set to begin on the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), creating 19 construction jobs and 15 full time jobs with the laboratory, and establishing Stawell as a regional centre for scientific excellence. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today toured the building site..

Ballarat Builder Scores Eureka Construction Contract

Local firm Nicholson Construction has won the contract to build Ballarat’s much anticipated Eureka Stadium. Nicholson Construction boasts more than 120 years’ experience, positioned as the industry leader in construction across regional Victoria. In 2015, it won the highly coveted Master Builders Association of Victoria,..

Protecting Australian Produce From Biosecurity Threats

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today highlighted the importance of protecting Victoria’s agricultural and environmental assets from biosecurity threats as she opened the National Biosecurity Research Development and Extension Forum at AgriBio, Victoria’s centre for agribioscience. The two day forum brings together plant industry representatives,..