Sydneysiders and Melburnians will be forced to have quieter ends to 2020 with new restrictions being announced by both states. Victorians have just six hours to adapt to changes kicking in at 5pm on New Years Eve, with the number of people at private gatherings at home halved to 15 visitors, with mask use indoors… Read more »
Amazon Web Services will set up a second Australian-based Asia Pacific cloud infrastructure region in Victoria. The AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region is expected to open in the second half of 2022 and create up to 90 jobs within four years, including data centre operatives and technical engineers. Victorian Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas… Read more »
Melburnians will no longer have to stay within 25km of their home from midnight tonight, November 8, as the “ring of steel” is lifted and other restrictions are eased under the Victorian government’s “third step” reopening plan. Premier Dan Andrews announced the changes on Sunday morning as the state had yet another day of no… Read more »
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced the most significant easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions since the state went into “stage 3” lockdown on July 9. From 11.59pm on Tuesday night, retail, restaurants, cafes and bars will finally be able to open up in Melbourne. Gatherings of up to ten people outdoors are now allowed from… Read more »
‘CAUTIOUS PAUSE’: Victorian Premier puts Melbourne reopening on hold amid Covid-19 outbreak in city’s north
Expectations that Victoria would begin to ease lockdown restrictions in Melbourne earlier than the planned have been put on hold by Premier Daniel Andrews as the state deals with a minor Covid-19 outbreak in the city’s Northern metro area. Andrews labelled it a “cautious pause”, but offered some hope that an announcement on easing could be… Read more »
Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Monday, another fantastic result that suggests the coronavirus outbreak there is now being well controlled. Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday the state was “well placed this weekend to be able to make very significant announcements about a further step to opening”. Yesterday there were 3 new… Read more »
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an end to the curfew and a COVID-safe return to work for 127,000 Melburnians, as restrictions were eased at midnight Sunday night. He has also flagged a provisional early lifting of many other aspects of the lockdown on October 19. The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases has been… Read more »
If you’re travelling to work in Melbourne from August 6, you’ll need a permit or face a massive fine
Thousands of Victorian businesses shut down for six weeks from midnight tonight, with around 250,000 workers sent home. But if you’re planning to travel to work in Melbourne from Thursday, August 6, you must have a worker permit issued by your boss or cop swingeing fines under tough new stage 4 lockdown laws. The changes… Read more »
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to “stage 4” restrictions from 6pm Sunday, as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. The state recorded another 671 cases and 7 deaths on Sunday. Andrews has declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne… Read more »
A Swiss startup lender that’s set up in Victoria weighed straight into the old Melbourne v Sydney debate
Seriously, what reasons could any company see for setting up around here? Photo: AdobeStock There’s a joke almost as old as the endless Melbourne v Sydney debate that goes like this: Melbourne says: “We’re better than Sydney”. Sydney says: “What’s a Melbourne?” And while this Sydney-born Sydneysider loves his hometown – #goSwans! – Melbourne is… Read more »
Some of Australia’s leading VC funds, including Blackbird Ventures, Airtree VC, Grok Ventures, Square Peg Capital and Rampersand VC are coming to Melbourne in August for a new event organised by the host of the The Startup Playbook podcast, Rohit Bhargava. The Investor Connect event in Melbourne on August 15 is Bhargava’s brainchild,… Read more »
Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »
Melbourne-founded fintech Airwallex is the latest Australian startup to hit unicorn status following the closing of a US$100 million ($141 million) Series C round led by DST Global.
Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has partnered with impact investment firm Giant Leap to expand beyond Melbourne University.
The app was founded by Marta Barbayannis, who described GiftWell as “an electronic wishing well” making it easier to “give gifts for life’s special moments”.