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(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.


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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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.


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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