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New Laboratory To Support Local Medical Innovations

A new facility opening at St Vincents Hospital will fast-track the time it takes to develop and trial medical devices, including new treatments for people with diabetes. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today opened Neo-Bionica – a joint venture..

Buy Local Campaign Supports Small Businesses

Small businesses will get a boost throughout spring, with a new Buy Local this Weekend campaign to call on Victorians to shop in their local communities. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today launched the campaign, encouraging Victorians to enjoy produce and products from their..

Business Consultation Helps Shape Path Out Of Pandemic

A comprehensive program of consultation between the Victorian Government and business and industry continued today as the state embarks on the next steps along the path to re-opening. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford chaired two roundtables with leaders from bodies representing thousands of businesses..

Keeping The Community Safe With New COVID Immunity Test

A new finger prick test that can quickly assess a person’s immunity to COVID-19 and whether they need a coronavirus booster shot is being developed with funding support from the Victorian Government. In less than 20 minutes, the COVID-19 NAb-Test shows the level of immunity..

Supporting Regional Businesses When They Need It Most

Support for licensed bars, cafes, hotels and clubs across regional Victoria will continue through September, and other businesses in regional areas will also be supported where ongoing restrictions severely affect operations. With the City of Ballarat entering a seven-day lockdown, all eligible businesses in that..

Grants For Commercial Landlords Doing The Right Thing

The Victorian Government is supporting landlords who are waiving rent for their businesses during the pandemic, offering grants to those who are doing the right thing by their tenants. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today opened the $20 million Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund to..

Jobs Boost For Disability Sector A Win-Win For Victorians

The Victorian Government will create 600 new disability support jobs as part of a program to help people learn new skills and support Victorians with a disability. Through the $619 million Jobs Victoria initiative, the Government will invest $5 million to fund training and facilitate..

Support Continues For Victoria’s Regional Businesses

Cash grants for regional businesses most affected by the current lockdown will proceed next week, unaffected by today’s announcement that restrictions in most areas outside of Melbourne will be lifted from Friday. Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula and Minister for Small Business..

Victoria Home To New World-Class Sports Tech Hub

The Victorian Government is backing the state’s growing sports technology sector with a $4 million investment to establish the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence in Cremorne. The centre will support the creation of up to 2,000 tech jobs in four years by fast-tracking commercialisation..

Record Minerals Demand Boosts Local Economies, Jobs

The Victorian Government is supporting the minerals sector to deliver growth across the state, with record expenditure providing jobs and investment in regional communities. New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed minerals exploration spending across Victoria is at record levels, hitting..

Delivering Cutting Edge Care To Critically Ill Newborns

The Victorian Government is investing in a world-first medical device that will help more critically ill newborns get access to potentially lifesaving care. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced Melbourne startup Navi Medical Technologies would receive $50,000 as..

Extended Support For Victorian Businesses

A jointly-funded support package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will provide a critical four-week boost to small and medium-sized Victorian businesses most impacted by the current public health lockdown. The unprecedented joint package of up to $2.34 billion will deliver certainty to around 175,000..

Digital Charge: Software Boost For Small Businesses

Thousands of small businesses around Victoria will have the chance to improve their online presence and arm themselves with more digital skills, with the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program reopening for applications. The program provides $1,200 rebates so small businesses can access a range of..

New Monash Hubs To Boost COVID Vaccine Manufacturing

A new purpose-built facility at Monash University will increase Victoria’s medicine manufacturing capability, including COVID-19 vaccines, thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today announced the $21.65 million trio of projects at the Clayton campus, including the..