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.

Bronte Ryan

Bronte is a communications and media professional at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. She has previously worked as a broadcast journalist in Victoria and enjoys sourcing and creating engaging stories.

Declan Boffa

Declan Boffa

Declan is a Communications Advisor at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. He has previously written for Hewitt Sports Network and the Western Region Football League.


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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.

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