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WOMEN SHINE AT MANUFACTURING HALL OF FAME AWARDS

Three accomplished female manufacturers are the toast of Victoria after scooping top State Government industry awards at the 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame gala dinner on 28 May.

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Victoria's economic growth is bucking the national trend

New data shows the Victoria’s economy is growing faster than the Australian trend overall bucking the downward trend of other major states such as New South Wales.

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The world's biggest pharma firm establishes innovation partnership in Victoria

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the external innovation arm of the pharmaceutical giant is teaming up with one of Victoria’s top research institutions, Monash University. We find out why.

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Melbourne is the world's 3rd best city for students

Melbourne remains the best student city in the country and has leapfrogged Paris and Montreal to become the third best student city in the world, according to the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking.

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Victoria growing as a pharmaceuticals hub

Victoria’s reputation as a global centre for pharmaceutical manufacturing is growing, with Australia’s only locally owned medicinal poppy processing company expanding to around the clock operations and creating 20 new jobs.

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Cirque Du Soleil and Sid Lee establish their conference APAC HQ in Melbourne

The creator of one of the world’s most innovative business conferences has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, and in October will host their conference here.

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World's largest medicinal cannabis company establishes its APAC HQ in Melbourne

The world’s largest medicinal cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Spectrum Cannabis Australia, will invest $16million to establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters, research and development centre in Victoria, creating more than 200 jobs

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Melbourne set to become the leading city in Australia

A recent Weekend Australian article observes that, given current trends, Melbourne will be Australia's largest capital eight years from now and will consolidate its leading position as a city to live, work and do business in.

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New SME focused bank headquarters in Melbourne

Victoria has become home to Australia’s first purpose-built small to medium enterprise (SME) lender with Judo Capital opening its headquarters in Melbourne.

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A world first pilot of hydrogen as a fuel for the future

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project will test the production of liquefied hydrogen from Latrobe Valley for use in fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation.

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CoE for Workplace Innovation established in Melbourne

Victoria continues to attract investments from global technology firms with major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) group Ramco Systems announcing it will set up a state-of the-art innovation centre in Melbourne.

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And the 2018 Client Choice Awards winners are...

The Financial Review Client Choice Awards recognise the best firms and practitioners from the accounting, consulting engineering, law and IP specialist sectors in Australia and New Zealand. At a gala dinner on 14 March winners across a number of categories and Victorian firms and practitioners made up a significant proportion of those recognised.

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