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  • Melbourne’s new High Capacity Metro train on public display

    The Victorian Government will soon launch the final life-size model of Melbourne’s new High Capacity Metro Train, giving people their first chance to experience the biggest, most advanced train in Victoria’s history.

    Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan inspected the model train today, which will be on public display at Birrarung Marr from 9 – 17 February.

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  • Victorian businesswomen get first-hand look into Asian markets

    Victorian businesswomen are being helped to go global as part of a revamped Victorian Women in International Business program.

    An initiative of the Victorian Government’s ‘Globally Connected: Victoria’s Trade Statement‘, the program last month gave business owners  first-hand insight on how to take their products, knowledge and expertise to  global markets at the ‘Victorian Women in International Business Pan-Asia Export training’ event.

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  • Quest for stability by regulators hurts small business

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, supports a key finding in the draft Productivity Commission report, Competition in the Australian Financial System, which states the benefits of competition to the individuals and businesses for whom the financial system exists, are being reduced in the quest for stability.

    It also says that prudential regulation substantially limits the scope for traditional price competition in banking.

    “Australia’s prudential rules are focused on system stability, which results in limiting small business credit,” Ms Carnell said.

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  • Sydney embraces its history with new naming policy

    Sydney’s most significant historical figures, events and landmarks will lend their names to new streets, parks and community facilities under a new naming policy proposed by the City of Sydney.

    Sydneysiders are being asked to provide their feedback on the draft policy, which will guide the naming of suburbs, roads, open spaces and buildings owned, operated or managed by the City.

    Using names that reflect Sydney’s past helps raise awareness and understanding of the city’s rich collection of events and characters.

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  • How one Mildura almond nursery is branching out in a big way

    Collaborating with a Spanish almond nursery is reaping rewards for one Mildura-based nursery.

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  • ACCC releases guidance on free range egg standard

    The ACCC has today released guidance for egg producers on its approach to enforcing the new National Information Standard on free range eggs, which comes into effect on 26 April 2018.

    Under the new Standard, egg producers cannot use the words ‘free range’ on their egg cartons unless the eggs were laid by hens that:

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  • Seeking creative nightlife advisors for a 24-hour city

    The City of Sydney is seeking people from across the local nightlife and creative sectors to join its new expert advisory panel tasked with invigorating the city after dark.

    The Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel will give the City advice on how best to support a thriving, diverse and safe nightlife.

    The panel will advise on new City initiatives, identify emerging issues and opportunities for Sydney’s night-time economy, and help the City engage with the local creative, cultural and nightlife community.

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  • Avalon to be Victoria’s second international airport

    Victoria will host a second, curfew-free international airport at Avalon which will create more than 200 jobs, grow exports and boosting the visitor economy.

    Air Asia has announced that it will fly twice daily between Avalon and Kuala Lumpur, with flights expected by the end of 2018.

    The move will see 220,000 international passengers arrive in Avalon each year, opening up Geelong and the Great Ocean Road to more international visitors.

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  • Australia’s largest purpose-built thoroughbred racing precinct, including a luxury five-star hotel and event centre, has opened its doors in western Sydney.

    The Inglis Riverside Stables complex at Warwick Farm includes:

    • 823 stables
    • a 144-room William Inglis Sofitel Hotel with suites named after champion race horses
    • restaurants and cafes
    • a unique ringside bar where people can dine and inspect the thoroughbreds.

    Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the region is becoming a new hub for the equine industry.

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  • Protecting South Australia's Prawn Industry From White Spot Disease

    A mandatory ban on the import of crustaceans from parts of Queensland has been extended to prevent the disease from entering South Australia.

    White spot disease (WSD) was first detected on a number of prawn farms in the Logan River and Moreton Bay areas of South East Queensland since December 2016.

    Following extensive surveillance work in Queensland, the risk area been reduced to the immediate area of originally infected farms on the Logan River and Moreton Bay (WSD
    control area). Until further notice the import ban restricts the importation of uncooked prawns from this area.

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