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Serving Up More Hospitality Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is serving up more jobs supporting hospitality venues and tourism in regional Victoria. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today announced a $6 million initiative which will provide 240 jobseekers with hospitality and tourism traineeships to help address workforce shortages across the..

Putting Patients First in Lowan

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Lowan. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery time, the last..

Investing In More Businesses, More Jobs, More Research

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more Victorians into jobs, helping small and family businesses grow and expanding our state’s world-leading medical research. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest more than $52 million to create jobs, help small businesses and social enterprises grow, forge new..

Major Upgrade for Wedderburn College

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Wedderburn College have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver a major upgrade for the growing school. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests $12.9 million to Wedderburn..

More Trains More Often in Maryborough

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Maryborough residents and visitors more options to connect to Ballarat and Melbourne with an additional four weekend train services funded in the Victorian Budget 2022/23. The services will integrate with the daily coach services (via both Ballarat and Castlemaine)..

New Entry To Transform Ballarat Base Hospital

In addition to building state-of-the-art theatres, a women and children’s hub and a new emergency department, the Andrews Labor Government will boost accessibility and safety at the Ballarat Base Hospital by creating two new entrances separating emergency vehicles and the public. Member for Western Victoria..

New Fellowship To Continue Fight Against Infectious Diseases

World-leading infectious diseases researchers from Victoria’s Doherty Institute and the Ragon Institute in Massachusetts are joining forces through an Andrews Labor Government funded fellowship. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford made the announcement while visiting the Ragon Institute in Boston,..

New Biomedical Centre To Supercharge Research

Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre has been given the green light for construction by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford, announced planning has been approved for the $206 million Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery..

Victorian Learn Local Awards 2022 Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s 16th annual Victorian Learn Local Awards, recognising excellence in the adult and community education sector. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today invited Western Victorian locals to nominate people whose stories illustrate the life-changing impact..

Monash No.1 World Rank Confirms Victorian Excellence

Victoria’s excellence in taking world-leading research and developing life-changing medicines has been confirmed in a landmark ranking that names Monash University as the global leader in the field. Monash University overnight was named as the world’s top university in Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the authoritative..

Improving The Air In Our Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses to improve indoor air-quality, keeping Victorians safe and reducing the spread COVID-19. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today encouraged applications for the $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program. Eligible businesses can now access between $500 and..

Victorian Biobank Now Globally Recognised

Victoria is now home to a state-of-the art and globally accredited biobank featuring blood samples, plasma, saliva, tumour tissues, breast milk and mouth swabs, as the Andrews Labor Government continues its record investment in medical research. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy..

500 Trained Jobseekers To Ease Hospo Staff Shortages

Five hundred jobseekers are being rapidly recruited and trained to support hospitality businesses facing current staff shortages. As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $200 million Business Stimulus Package, $6.68 million in Jobs Victoria funding will support workers to be trained for hospitality jobs with..

Improved Connectivity In 54 Locations Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting internet speeds for thousands of households and businesses with upgrades to fixed wireless networks underway. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the $73 million Labor Government agreement with NBN Co, improving broadband..

Jobs Investment To Keep Victorian Freight On The Move

More women will have the chance to enter the freight and logistics sector thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government employment project providing a direct pathway to critical roles. With the freight industry contributing $21 billion to the state’s economy each year, Freight Victoria is..

Victoria Strengthens Ties With Pfizer To Boost Skills

The Andrews Labor Government has secured an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to increase global collaboration opportunities with Victorian researchers and industry. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research, and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced the initiative during the Minister’s tour of Pfizer’s Centers for..

AI Biotech Lands In Victoria To Advance Early Cancer Detection

A cutting-edge biotech firm headquartered in the US will soon call Melbourne home, as the Andrews Labor Government expands its investment in advanced medical research techniques. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced InterVenn Biosciences, the developer of an..