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Virgin Australia logo

Virgin Australia is one of Australia’s leading airlines, flying more than 24 million travellers around Australia and overseas each year. The airline has built a reputation for excellence in safety, on-time reliability and putting smiles on the faces of guests.

Virgin Australia operates domestic and international services, flying to over 40 destinations and more than 450 destinations worldwide via alliance partnerships with Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines.

In 2019, Virgin Australia was awarded Best Domestic Airline at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents National Travel Industry Awards and Best Cabin Crew and Best Economy Class by Airline Rating’s Airline Excellence Awards. Virgin’s loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer also scooped a wealth of prestigious gongs at the Freddie Awards including Best Program of the Year, Best Customer Service and Best Redemption Ability for Asia/Middle East and Oceania Airline category.

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Monash University logo

For more than 60 years, Monash University  has been working to change the world.

We're tackling climate change, developing new drugs to save millions of lives, using virtual reality to treat addiction, bringing sight to the visually impaired, and so much more.

Our work improves health, solves complex global challenges and empowers whole communities.

We're working every day to create real, lasting global change and we encourage and challenge our students to be at the forefront of innovating for a better future.

Combining world-leading teaching, research, facilities and experiences, Monash University ranks in the world’s top 100 universities.

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Premium

Commonwealth Bank logo

Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and sharebroking products and services.

We are a business with more than 800,000 shareholders and over 52,000 employees. We offer a full range of financial services to help all Australians build and manage their finances.

Commonwealth Bank was founded under the Commonwealth Bank Act in 1911 and commenced operations in 1912, empowered to conduct both savings and general banking business.

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Minter Ellison logo

MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Their teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Minter Ellison's Melbourne office houses some of Australia's leading media lawyers. They provide pre-publication advice and representation in defamation and contempt cases to a range of clients including The Age, Nine, ABC, SBS, Private Media and Al Jazeera.

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Crown Resorts logo

Crown Resorts is one of Australia’s largest entertainment groups and makes a major contribution to the Australian economy through its role in tourism, employment, training, and its corporate responsibility programs.

Crown’s core businesses and investments are in the integrated resorts sector.

In Australia, Crown owns and operates two of Australia’s leading integrated resorts, Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth. Crown’s development project pipeline includes the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo in Sydney and the One Queensbridge development site in Melbourne.

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Major Media

3AW logo

3AW RADIO (693): Breaking news, views and analysis. Melbourne's No.1 radio station - the best in news, entertainment, sport and lifestyle.

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AAP logo

From humble beginnings to the diversified media solutions offered today, AAP has always been at the forefront of delivering impartial, independent and accurate news to the nation’s leading media outlets. It is one of only a handful of news agencies worldwide not funded or influenced by its government.

With more than 600 employees around the world, AAP’s mission stands strong: To provide the Australian media, private and public sector with a cost-effective, unbiased, reliable, comprehensive news and information resource.

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ABC logo

ABC is Australia’s most trusted source of local, national and world news. Comprehensive, independent, in-depth analysis, the latest business, sport, weather and more.

The ABC has an unequalled network of news-gathering resources with more than a thousand journalists, major newsrooms in every capital city in Australia; 49 regional bureaux around the country, and a dozen international bureaux around the world, including Russia, Japan and the Middle East.

 The ABC provides more news and current affairs to more people through radio, television, online and broadband services than any other media organisation in Australia.

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The Age logo

The Age is Melbourne's leading news provider, in print and online, since 1854.

The paper covers news, politics, comment, photographs and discussion with a Melbourne focus.

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Nine Network logo

Channel 9 broadcasts more hours of News and Current Affairs than any other Australian Commercial TV Network.

We are Australia’s largest locally owned media company – the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment, we pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want

Nine’s assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review, radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Now, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, subscription video platform Stan and a majority investments in Domain Group and CarAdvice.

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Herald Sun logo

The Herald Sun is Victoria’s home for breaking news, footy and hard-hitting opinion and holds the title of Australia’s most-read newspaper.

Melbourne’s biggest selling newspaper has a proud history of leading the agenda and advocating for Victorians. As a leading partner with the Good Friday Appeal, we believe strongly in our community.

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Leader logo

Leader Community News is Melbourne’s largest and most influential community newspaper publisher. Read in homes and businesses across Victoria each week, Leader is an integral part of suburban Melbourne and provides the most comprehensive coverage of local news, real estate, sport and trades and services.

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Seven Melbourne logo

The Seven Network is Australia's leading Free to Air television network, comprising of 7, 7TWO and 7Mate. Seven has commercial networks in each metro city and regional Queensland, as well as regional affiliates broadcasting Seven content in VIC, NSW and WA. Seven is part of Seven West Media.

Seven News Melbourne is hosted by Peter Miechell (Monday to Friday) and Mike Amor (Saturday and Sunday).

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Network 10

Network 10 brings you Melbourne's biggest stories and start the conversation on issues that affect you.

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Sky News logo

Sky News is a 24-hour multi-channel, multi-platform news service delivering news you can trust, opinions you can’t ignore.

It provides unrivalled live news, sports news, weather news and national affairs coverage via dedicated channels including Sky News Live (Ch 103 and 600), Sky News Business (Ch 601), Sky News Weather (Ch 603), Sky News Extra (Ch 604), Sky News UK (Ch 605), Sky News New Zealand and FOX SPORTS News (Ch 500 and 602).

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Major

AFL logo

The AFL is Australia’s premier sporting organisation supporting a constantly evolving national competition.

Our purpose is to progress the game, so everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.

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Australia Post logo

Over Australia Post's long history, our social purpose and commitment to the community has remained the same; to create connections and opportunities that matter to every Australian.

At the heart of every Australian community, our people are a regular presence to rely on. We've always looked for ways to link communities together and listen to what matters to them. We’ll always be there for Australians in need.

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Australia Post logo

Macpherson Kelley is a commercial law firm focused on the mid market with offices in Brisbane, Dandenong, Melbourne and Sydney.

We’re structured to meet the needs of, and deliver value to, businesses who need direct, succinct guidance, without the extravagance of a traditional top tier firm.

We’re straight talkers who take care of your legal concerns, giving you the freedom to focus on what you do best.

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RACV logo

RACV is here to improve the lives of Victorians.

RACV exists to deliver valued benefits to our members and their communities by informing and advising them, representing members’ interests and providing them with assistance when in need by delivering excellent products and services in our fields of motoring, mobility, leisure, assurance, financial services, social well-being and the home.

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TAC logo

The TAC is working Towards Zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

A Victorian Government-owned organisation, our role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents and to promote road safety.

The TAC is a no-fault scheme where medical benefits are paid to an injured person - regardless of who caused the accident.

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Telstra logo

Telstra believes the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have. That's why we help create a brilliant connected future for everyone, everyday.

That’s why we build technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use, including Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network.

As Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, Telstra is proud to be helping our customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.

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VicHealth logo

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Our primary focus is promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

We create and fund world-class interventions. We conduct vital research to advance Victoria’s population health. We produce and support public campaigns to promote a healthier Victoria. We provide transformational expertise and insights to government.

Of all the things we do, above all we seek to make health gains among Victorians by pre-empting and targeting improvements in health across our population, fostered within the day-to-day spaces where people spend their time, and with benefits to be enjoyed by all.

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Corporate

Corrs Chambers Westgarth logo

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm. We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes

Having worked with some of the biggest broadcast and digital media companies in Australia and globally on numerous high-profile matters, we have a deep understanding of the technology and commercial drivers in this rapidly evolving sector.

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Hope & Glory logo

Hope & Glory is Melbourne’s nimble recruitment practice for marketing. media and communications

Hope & Glory operates from our space in iconic Collins Street. Working across the APAC region and beyond, Hope & Glory supports people who are striving for growth in their careers and enterprises. We deliver across a variety of sectors, all of which are being transformed by the digital age

Our practice uses an affiliate model that harnesses the right skills at the right time to support our project work

Hope & Glory can dial up or dial down quickly to provide the services that we promise.

Learn more at  hopeandglory.com.au

Kilvington Grammar logo

The Melbourne Press Club has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with independent co-educational school, Kilvington Grammar. Kilvington’s commitment to providing its students with a broad range of learning experiences has seen many hundreds of students attend Press Club events where they have engaged with guest speakers and contributed to question time

With Writing as a key flagship at the School, this partnership aligns with Kilvington’s focus on developing students’ critical thinking skills, creative expression and the appreciation of multiple perspectives.

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Master Publisher logo

Master Publisher provides custom publishing solutions for digital magazines, newspapers, newsletters, journals, blogs and all kinds of periodical publications.

Our team lead by founders Christian Townsend and James Renton, have extensive experience in media and digital publishing. Together we have worked in Australia’s largest media companies including Fairfax, F2 Digital, News Ltd and in the not for profit sector. We have hands on experience running some of Australia’s best known publications such as BRW, AFR Boss, Shares, CFO, MIS, Business Online Asia, Fairfax Business Research and Personal Investor magazine.

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MediaXpress logo

MediaXpress is a multimedia publishing house that offers a comprehensive range of high-quality, cost-effective content and production services.

As a team of highly experienced media professionals who work across writing, editing, photography, design and content marketing, we have an unparalleled understanding of the full media landscape.

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