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From tundras to frog calling to exploring the senses: National Science Week speaks to the curious among us all

Published: 18 July 2019

National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology. On again this August, the schedule of events across Victoria will attract an inquisitive audience of children, adults, science amateurs and professionals.

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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre expansion celebrates record return

Published: 11 July 2019

An expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has helped deliver $1.1 billion to the Victorian economy in its first year, attracting prestigious international and national events to Melbourne.

Celebrating Victorian Aboriginal business achievements

Published: 10 July 2019

Victorian Aboriginal business owners and leaders joined the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings, Department of Jobs, Regions and Precincts (DJPR) executives and staff at a NAIDOC Week reception on 3 July to celebrate the achievements of the Victorian Aboriginal business community.

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Applications now open for Young Farmers Scholarships

Published: 05 July 2019

Young farmers across Victoria can now apply for the 2019 Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarships.

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Finding gender equality with sport and rec board quotas

Published: 02 July 2019

The Victorian Government is continuing to lead the charge when it comes to gender equality in sport and recreation. 

Orca Civil helping to build Victoria’s infrastructure

Published: 28 June 2019

In August 2018, the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First Policy was enshrined in law through the passing of the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (Local Jobs First) Amendment Bill, which mandated minimum local content on major construction and infrastructure projects.

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Showcasing businesses benefiting from the Local Jobs First Policy

Published: 25 June 2019

The Local Jobs First Policy, established in August 2018, ensures that all businesses are given a fair opportunity to participate in Victorian Government projects.

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Nominate now for the 2019 TechDiversity Awards

Published: 24 June 2019

The 2019 TechDiversity awards are now open. Individuals and groups who are raising awareness and creating change through diversity initiatives and technology programs are encouraged to apply.

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Supporting local councils to become small business friendly

Published: 18 June 2019

A new initiative to allow Victorian small businesses to work with local councils is now being rolled out. 

Nissan’s new Melbourne headquarters and electric car centre

Published: 14 June 2019

Nissan Australia today announced that with support from the Victorian Government, Mulgrave will be the new home for its national headquarters and an electric vehicle technical training centre, securing more than 450 local jobs.

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