Belinda de Maid

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Belinda is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer based in Melbourne’s inner west. Her feature articles have been published in publications including Channel 9’s Postcards magazine, the Sunday Herald Sun and the Sunday Telegraph.

She has over 20 years'​ experience in communications including as a Senior Media Officer for Tourism Victoria.

Belinda currently works as a Senior Communications Adviser in Tourism, Major Events, Priority Precincts and Suburban Development at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.


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The Newsroom team sources and provides the latest news, features and stories from across the breadth of the Victorian Government's relationships with the state's business, trade and investment communities.

Georgina Jerums

Georgina Jerums

Georgina has written across business, travel, property and marketing for two decades, interviewing the likes of Gough Whitlam, Julia Gillard, Alan Joyce and Cathy Freeman. A former reviewer with The Age Cheap Eats, you'll often find Georgina on a quest to locate the perfect single origin espresso or loaf of sourdough. "There's plenty of competition given this IS Melbourne we're talking about," she says.

Gillian Saxon

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Gillian is a freelance food and travel writer, photographer and former editor who has produced content for publications including Kudos Quest Business Travel Magazine, Latte Magazine, Broadsheet and James Halliday Wine.

A self-confessed travel junkie, foodie and avid hiker, you find her angling to combine all three in the quest for the ultimate weekend.

She currently works as a Communications Adviser, Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria provides tailored services to support and connect jobseekers and employers. With a network of partners throughout the state, Jobs Victoria helps jobseekers get job-ready through mentoring, training and development, and work closely with employers to identify exactly the types of skills and experience they are looking for.

Lachlan Randell

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Lachlan is an established corporate communicator and writer.

He has provided content for multiple corporate publications including ANZ’s Blue Notes, Asian Executive Magazine, and Sky News’ 2600 newsletter.

He currently works as a Communications Advisor, Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Lindsey is a communications professional with experience as a freelance consultant and newsroom journalist for the ABC.

She is a self-described biophile with a penchant for matching food and wine with the perfect soundtrack, and storylines featuring complex female characters.

Lindsey currently works as a Strategic Communications Adviser in Agriculture for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

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