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Backing Victoria's next medical breakthroughs

Published: 03 August 2020

Medical breakthroughs utilising artificial intelligence, deep brain stimulation and genomics could be just around the corner.

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Agriculture jobs boost for regional Victoria

Published: 30 July 2020

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.

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Views sought on safely reuniting lost pets with owners

Published: 29 July 2020

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.

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Farm safety officers to improve safety

Published: 24 July 2020

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.

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Improving safety for Victorian farms

Published: 21 July 2020

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.

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Welcome to the new LaunchVic board members

Published: 08 July 2020

Four new board members including a new chair have been appointed to LaunchVic, bringing new skills and experience to Victoria’s startup agency.

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New fund supporting regional accommodation providers

Published: 02 July 2020

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.

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New ministers and new areas for the department

Published: 02 July 2020

Last week new ministers joined the Victorian Government and other changes affecting the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) were announced.

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New authority and strategy for Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation

Published: 26 June 2020

The rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley’s brown coal mines will be steered by experts and locals through the creation of a new authority and a strategy to guide rehabilitation planning and works over the coming decades.

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Digital Opportunities Roadshow online success

Published: 28 May 2020

Small Business Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the Digital Opportunities Roadshow in Ararat in February this year.

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