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Launch of Victoria's first social enterprise network

Published: 22 August 2019

Social enterprises across the state will be more connected, through the launch of a new Victorian initiative.

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New tribunal off and racing

Published: 21 August 2019

The Victorian Racing Tribunal (VRT) conducted its inaugural hearing earlier this week, signalling a new era in racing integrity in Victoria.

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Shifting sands: new Gippsland quarry to help construction boom

Published: 21 August 2019

A new quarry on the Bass Coast will create 20 new jobs and produce enough sand each year to fill 80 Olympic swimming pools.

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Calling for the best Victorian designs of the year

Published: 08 August 2019

The 2019 Victorian Premier's Design Awards are open for entries, with innovative projects from across the state's design and architectural community eligible for nomination

(L-R) Professor Blair Kuys, Director – Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology; Deborah Thomas, General Manager, Capra Coffee; Stephen Maddern, Director, The Little Red Roaster Company; Shank Somers, Investment and Trade Specialist, Regional Development Victoria (DJPR); Nicholas Chia, PhD Student, Swinburne University of Technology

Boost Your Business round 3 wraps up

Published: 08 August 2019

More Victorian businesses are set to benefit following round three of Business Victoria's ongoing Boost Your Business Voucher Program.

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Small Business Commission helps with dispute resolution

Published: 06 August 2019

More Victorian small businesses are receiving the help they need to resolve disputes, with the Victorian Small Business Commission assisting a record 2074 owners and operators in 2018-2019.

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Have your say on the future of Federation Square

Published: 02 August 2019

Following the announcement of a review into Federation Square in April this year, Victorians are encouraged to have their say on the future of Federation Square to ensure it continues to thrive as a civic, cultural and commercial hub for years to come.

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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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