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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.
Medical research grant recipients announced
The Victorian Government is backing cutting-edge medical research projects to better understand, prevent and treat coronavirus.
Backing Victoria's next medical breakthroughs
Medical breakthroughs utilising artificial intelligence, deep brain stimulation and genomics could be just around the corner.
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.
Views sought on safely reuniting lost pets with owners
The Victorian Government is encouraging Victorians to have their say on reforms to allow vets and animal shelters to legally reunite lost pets with their owners.
Farm safety officers to improve safety
The Victorian Government announced today that the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will receive a $3 million ‘Making our Farms Safer’ grant to employ two farm safety officers and deliver new resources.
Improving safety for Victorian farms
A newly established Farm Safety Council is providing advice to the Victorian Government and agriculture sector on how to reduce injuries and deaths of people on farms in Victoria.
Welcome to the new LaunchVic board members
Four new board members including a new chair have been appointed to LaunchVic, bringing new skills and experience to Victoria’s startup agency.
New fund supporting regional accommodation providers
The Victorian Government is supporting regional accommodation businesses affected by restrictions placed on some metropolitan suburbs with a fund to assist operators who will lose income due to cancelled bookings.
New ministers and new areas for the department
Last week new ministers joined the Victorian Government and other changes affecting the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) were announced.