News and articles

News of major activities and announcements from across the department, plus articles featuring the people, projects and programs driving economic growth and prosperity across Victoria.

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10 July 2024
Close up of the gloved hands of a researcher using a pipette. He is wearing a large clear head mask and white gown

Victorian researchers developing future pandemic treatments

The development of new medical technology and life-saving virus treatments are being fast-tracked.

04 July 2024
Person in welding a piece of metal wearing a welding mask with sparks flying

Driving growth in local manufacturing

ARB recently opened their $25 million global headquarters and Research and Development Engineering Centre in Kilsyth.

02 July 2024
Under orange lights, a person in full medical PPE looks into a microscope

Fast-tracking Victorian medtech innovation into market

The latest grant recipients of the Medtech Market Growth Program have been announced, with each receive $50,000 in funding.

01 July 2024
Two people in a lab wearing lab coats and gloves in front of a microscope

Victorian medical researchers driving innovation and saving lives

The latest round of Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund grants has been awarded to 10 projects across 8 organisations.

26 June 2024
Two child silhouettes playing in front of a screen displaying a sunset

Beings exhibition springs to life at ACMI

Beings, by international art and design collective Universal Everything invites visitors of all ages to move, dance and interact with a series of curious digital characters.

20 June 2024
Bianca and Rebecca smiling to camera in front of a reception desk to Expression Australia

Connecting through Auslan

Bianca Oldham’s journey in Auslan began because of her son, who is Deaf. She wanted to communicate fluently with him, so she started to learn the language and then fell in love with it.

20 June 2024
Exterior of the ManuFutures building at Deakin University

Medical remanufacturing facility boosting Victoria’s circular economy

A new manufacturing facility in Geelong is bringing sustainable recycling capabilities to the healthcare system.

19 June 2024
Two people sitting together, one with an arm around the other and one giving the thumbs up

Strengthening the Fair Jobs Code for fair and safe workplaces

From 1 September, the Fair Jobs Code will apply to all government contracts worth $1 million and over – a reduction from the current threshold of $3 million for direct contracts and $10 million for subcontracts.

11 June 2024
Plane flying through air

New flights linking Victoria to biggest trade partner

Major carrier China Eastern Airlines will increase flights to Melbourne Airport from Shanghai Pudong International Airport from September and introduce new flights out of Nanjing Lukou International Airport from July.

22 May 2024
Group of Cerulea staff

New clinical trials facility to prevent and cure blindness

A new world-leading eye research centre is breaking ground on treatments for preventing and curing blindness, with support from the Victorian Government.

16 May 2024
Interior of olive oil factory with vats and pipes

Extending the branches of regional Victoria’s olive industry

What makes regional Victoria a prime location for olive production? We speak with Cobram Estate Olives’ Joint CEO Leandro Ravetti to find out.

08 May 2024
Mannequins in an op shop with a YouTube play button over the top

Upping stumps to lay a foundation for the future

Upgrades to the foundations of the Mirboo North Op Shop have secured the longevity of the building and community fundraising activities

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