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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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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. 

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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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Entries now open for Victoria’s top science awards

Published: 11 June 2019

Applications for two of the state's most prestigious science and innovation awards – the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships – are now open.

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Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners

Published: 15 May 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners.

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Help shape the future of the Great Ocean Road

Published: 15 May 2019

Community consultations will be happening across the region during May and June, giving everyone the opportunity to have their say on shaping the future of the Great Ocean Road.

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From plan to place: shaping the future of Fishermans Bend’s precincts

Published: 14 May 2019

Help shape each of Fishermans Bend's precincts to become vibrant and distinctive inner-city neighbourhoods.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival generates record economic return for Victoria

Published: 09 May 2019

A new study charting the impact of the Melbourne Cup Carnival shows the 2018 event provided a record boost to the Victorian economy.

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Protecting cricket fans from ticket scalpers

Published: 07 May 2019

The Victorian Government has declared the 2019 Boxing Day Test against New Zealand as a major event under the Major Events Act 2009 to ensure cricket fans can access tickets to the match at a fair price.

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Introducing the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Published: 31 December 2018

We’re pleased to introduce the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), dedicated to ensuring Victoria’s strong economic performance by growing industries and regions.

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