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A golden opportunity: Melbourne Cup taps Victorian gold
For the first time in the event’s 160-year history, the thriving Fosterville Gold Mine in the state’s north has produced the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup, marking the first time the gold for the Cup has come from Victoria.
Victorian Forestry Plan plantations and timber innovation underway
The plan will support the forest industry’s transition out of native timber harvesting to a plantation-based supply by 2030.
Grants help Yackandandah distillery
A family-owned and operated distillery in the North East will be able to open their doors to more visitors thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
Youth encouraged to apply for public service roles
The Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria Youth Employment Program (YEP) will create jobs for young Victorians across government departments and agencies, including the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
New national horse traceability system
The Victorian Government is co-leading the development of a national horse traceability register, which will improve biosecurity and tracking measures for all horses across Australia.
Funding for Victorian agribusinesses
More than 100 food businesses, farmers and suppliers across Victoria are keeping workers safe and supply chains going thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
A makeover for Melbourne’s laneways
The Victorian Government is backing revitalisation works in Melbourne’s iconic laneways, creating scores of new jobs and ensuring the city will be at its best when crowds return to the heart of the capital.
Backing Victoria's next medical breakthroughs
Medical breakthroughs utilising artificial intelligence, deep brain stimulation and genomics could be just around the corner.
Medical research grant recipients announced
The Victorian Government is backing cutting-edge medical research projects to better understand, prevent and treat coronavirus.
Agriculture jobs boost for regional Victoria
Country Victorian communities will benefit from the creation of up to 60 full-time jobs over the next six months as part of the Agriculture Workforce Plan – supporting our farming community and keeping Victorians working.