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Victorian Racing Integrity Board established

Published: 31 July 2019

Safeguards around Victoria’s racing industry will be further strengthened following the recent establishment of the Victorian Racing Integrity Board.

Stawell underground physics lab to help search for dark matter

Published: 30 July 2019

The Victorian Government has announced support for the construction of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory, signalling an opportunity for the town of Stawell to become a global physics research hub.

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New Victorian Racing Tribunal members announced

Published: 26 July 2019

In a major step forward for the Victoria's racing industry, the appointees to the new Victorian Racing Tribunal have been announced this week.

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A new way forward for tourism in Regional Victoria

Published: 18 July 2019

Victoria's regional communities are invited to have their say on the future of tourism across the state following the release of the Regional Tourism Review Discussion Paper.

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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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