Victoria is moving to “stage three” shutdown restrictions as the state’s coronavirus infection rate climbs past 800 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews is moving to give the state the legal framework to implement the national measures announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday night, including a limit of no more than two people gathered… Read more »
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned that stricter lockdown measures will be coming to his state, less that 12 hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison banned international travel, property auctions, food courts and limited weddings to five people, among a range of increased isolation measures. While the federal government has begun incrementally increasing restrictions every… Read more »
Victorian schools close and police will enforce lockdowns as NSW Premier tells parents to keep their children at home
Victorian schools will start holidays on Mar 24, until Apr 14 NSW is advising parents to keep children at home, but is keeping schools open for essential workers Venues such as clubs, pubs, cinemas, gyms and places of worship will close from noon today Restaurants and cafes can serve takeaway only Western Australia, South Australia… Read more »
NSW and Victoria will shut non-essential businesses in the next 48 hrs Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies and home delivery are among services that will stay open Victorian schools will start holidays from March 24. NSW schools have begun to cancel classes on Monday Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory will close their borders… Read more »
CivVic Labs, the Victorian accelerator for startups gain access to government procurement contracts, has opened applications for its next cohort. The latest round includes a range of government departments, all seeking for startups to develop products and solutions for the public sector. The WorkSafe challenge seeks to explore how emerging technology can help prevent physical… Read more »
Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Martin Pakula has been named the lead Minister in the government for jobs, with responsibility for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, while Adem Somyurek is returning to the Small Business portfolio after a few years away.
LaunchVic is set to invest $2.5 million in CivVic Labs, an accelerator program aimed at helping participants access a slice of the government procurement pie.
The Victorian Government’s startup body, LaunchVic has announced $1.37 million in funding for four organisations focused on supporting entrepreneurial activity among Indigenous Victorians. The four organisations receiving funding are Barayamal, Global Sisters, Ngarrimili, and Ngamai Moorroop Wili. Barayamal will use its funding to deliver a pre-accelerator and accelerator program for Aboriginal startups. The organisation stated… Read more »
Adrian Merrick’s explanation of what Energy Locals does is rather to the point: “We sell cleaner energy for a fixed fee and without screwing customers.”
John Brumby has had a long career in the public eye: now an independent director on the board of Huawei Australia and president of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), he served for seven years as MP for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government before moving to the Victorian state parliament, where he… Read more »
The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses.
An industry-based test group of users will be able to use the app on their Android phones, with their smartphone’s near field communication (NFC) function integrating with existing Myki ticket barriers and card readers.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
Previously manager of the national innovation program at Deloitte, new Startup Victoria boss Anderson has been at Inventium since 2013.