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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25 May 2023

Report shows Victoria maintains the lead in sportstech race

The latest Sports Innovation Report by the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) shows that Victoria continues to claim the largest share of the country’s $4.25 billion sportstech sector.

18 May 2023

New master plan to strengthen Victoria’s visitor economy

Experience Victoria 2033 sets out the vision to grow Victoria’s tourism industry and create jobs over the next 10 years.

21 April 2023

Victoria’s biggest student survey is underway

The Student Satisfaction Survey is Victoria’s biggest student survey and an important chance for vocational education and training students to have their say on the quality and relevance of their training.

19 April 2023
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SummerTech LIVE program helps students become job ready and businesses boost digital skills

Thanks to a Victorian Government program, more than 170 technology students used their summer break to get hands-on experience while also helping Victorian businesses solve real-world tech challenges.

06 April 2023

ANDHealth CHICC Opening

Victoria can expect more innovative digital health and better care for patients thanks to a new innovation centre that will fast-track the solutions of our state’s top healthtech companies, right from the centre of Melbourne.

04 April 2023
LATAM airplane

Latin American direct flights return to Melbourne

LATAM Airlines will restart its direct services to Melbourne from Santiago, Chile after pausing them in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

04 April 2023
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New superlab to put Victoria at the forefront of life sciences

A new major commercial laboratory and research and development centre in the west of Melbourne will advance Victoria’s capabilities in biotechnology, molecular biology and life sciences.

29 March 2023

Cremorne Digital Hub boosts Victoria’s global tech status

The Victorian Government-backed Cremorne Digital Hub is entering its next phase of development, bolstering Victoria’s reputation as a leader in tech and helping to attract local and international investors to the thriving digital ecosystem.

29 March 2023
Mt Zero

Mount Zero Project set to transform the Grampians

A new luxury resort is one step closer to transforming the Grampians region, thanks to an $8.5 million investment from Victorian Government’s  Regional Tourism Investment Fund.

28 March 2023
DJSIR Secretary, Tim Ada

Announcing our new Secretary

Welcome to our new Secretary, Tim Ada, who was appointed to the role in March 2023.

23 March 2023
A female staff member holding a box of lettuce in the supermarket

One million hours of sick and carer‘s pay for casuals

The Victorian Government’s Sick Pay Guarantee reached a major milestone this month. The nation-leading program has now paid more than one million hours of sick and carer’s pay to casual and contract workers.

14 March 2023
Visitor centre

New digital hub opens its door to Avoca residents

Avoca residents and businesses will be able to enjoy improved access to highspeed internet thanks to a Victorian Government investment into their local community centre, transforming it into a free co-working space and digital hub.

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