Archives for December, 2021

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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 –..

Record Support For Breakthrough mRNA Research

Victoria is leading the nation in mRNA research to fast-track sovereign manufacturing and health-care breakthroughs, today announcing the largest ever dedicated mRNA research grant program seen in Australia. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford unveiled the $21 million mRNA Victoria..

Festive Momentum Drives Continued Business Recovery

Victorians are being encouraged to spend where it counts this festive season, backing businesses that are recovering after a tough 2021 by shopping locally for gifts, fresh produce and all holiday needs. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford this week visited Gewürzhaus in Melbourne’s Block..


This year’s Stawell Christmas Raceday will be fun for the whole family, backed by a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced the Government is allocating more than $4,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday..

Community Sport Equipped With More Jobs To Return To Play

The Andrews Labor Government is getting people back in the game with jobs to support sporting organisations boost participation and promote inclusivity. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford and Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence this week announced 70 people are now in jobs across 30 state..