National FinTech Conference secured for two more years

Victoria’s fast growing financial technology sector received a boost today with the announcement that Australia’s largest fintech festival, Intersekt, has been secured by Melbourne for a further two years. The Victorian Government will sponsor Intersekt in both 2018 and 2019, bringing together more than a …

Startup investors get a multi-million dollar boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s startup sector with $2.35 million to improve local investor education and help create the next generation of startup angel and venture capital (VC) investors. As part of the new deal, Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic will fund the Wade Institute of …

Co-working capital to attract experts-in-residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup …

Airport Rail to take off under Labor Government

Construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link will begin in the next term of a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that a re-elected Labor Government would provide up to $5 billion towards the construction of the long-awaited project, matching the commitment from the …

Refurbishing Kinders in Burwood and across Southern Metro

Hundreds of kinders are set to benefit from new and improved outdoor play spaces, plus televisions, laptops and tablets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s latest kindergarten grants round. It includes Alfred Road Kindergarten and the Craig Family Centre – which are just two of 451 Victorian kinders to …

More mobile coverage for Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square …

Putting fans first during footy finals

Footy fans will now have a fair go when buying tickets to this year’s 2018 Toyota AFL Final Series after the Andrews Labor Government officially declared it a major event. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined AFL General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld at the MCG to …

Kicking goals for international student wellbeing

Melbourne City Football Club joined international students and the Victorian Government on the soccer pitch today to celebrate the announcement of 19 new projects worth more than $850,000 to support Victoria’s international students. “Victoria values the contribution international students make to our society …

Historic Goods Shed transformed into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian …

Victoria welcomes Google to Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for …