Vic councils to set up economic development grouping

Five councils in the Barwon South West region will create a regional economic development strategy as part of a Brumby Government scheme to boost rural and regional economies. In Torquay today to brief community leaders on the Brumby Labor Government's $631 million Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria, Regional and Rural Development Minister […]

New focus for workplace participation commission

The Brumby Government has unveiled an improved Victorian Skills Commission as part of its training reform program. Skills and Workforce Participation Minister Jacinta Allan said the Commission would oversee the $316 million reform of the TAFE and training system over the next three years. Ms Allan said training would be funded according to demand and the system […]

Vic launches foodbowl website

 By Staff Writer A new website launched by the Victorian State Government is aiming to create new jobs and investment opportunities in the State’s Food Bowl region. Speaking from Strathmerton, Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan said the Victoria’s Foodbowl website would help attract new business and boost job numbers in the region as a result […]

Vic community education gets funding boost

 By Staff Writer The Brumby Labor Government is injecting a further $900,000 into adult and community education to help bolster learning and support communities in regional, rural and suburban Victoria. Skills and Workforce Participation Minister Jacinta Allan said 21 learning centres would share in the round of funding designed to give Victorians access to education […]


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