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Sky’s The Limit For The Future Of Sustainable Air Travel

An Australian-first electric aircraft development centre will be established in Gippsland as the Allan Labor Government backs our local aviation and clean energy sectors to create highly skilled jobs and decarbonise aviation. The Government today officially opened Dovetail Electric Aviation’s Development Centre in the Latrobe..

Regional Jobs Growth In Victoria Highest In The Nation

The number of new jobs created in regional Victoria has grown again and Victoria’s regional unemployment rate remains the lowest in country at 3.5 per cent, reflecting the strength of the state’s economy. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ regional labour force data, released today, shows..

Helping International Students Thrive Away From Home

More international students in Victoria will be supported to thrive away from home thanks to an Allan Labor Government investment. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced the next round of recipients under the Labor Government’s Study Melbourne Inclusion Program, with 13 projects receiving..

Strong Economy Driving Nation-Leading Jobs Growth

Victoria’s title as the number one state for jobs creation has been retained, with the Allan Labor Government recording the largest jobs growth in the country last month. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) results released today showed that an extra 29,300 Victorians found jobs in..

Stamp Duty Reforms To Back Victorian Businesses

The Allan Labor Government is delivering a fairer go for Victorian businesses by abolishing stamp duty on Victorian commercial and industrial properties, with new legislation to be introduced to Parliament today. The Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Bill 2024 will transform commercial property tax by..

Statement From The Treasurer

The Premier of New South Wales doesn’t understand the GST system – not a dollar of NSW GST is going to Victoria. Victoria has subsidised other states, not the other way around. We have paid more into the GST pool than we’ve received every year..

A Growing Economy And More Jobs For Victorians

The Allan Labor Government is getting more Victorians into work and boosting the state’s economy – with the Mid-Year Financial Report reporting a strong labour market and a growing economy. Published today, the Mid-Year Financial Report shows that 124,000 Victorians secured employment in the 12 months to..

Helping Small Businesses Close The Gender Pay Gap

The Allan Labor Government has marked International Women’s Day with the release of a new toolkit to help small businesses close the gender pay gap. The Pay Equality Toolkit, developed by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission with funding from the Labor Government,..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE FOOTBALL CLUB

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (10:17): With footy starting back this month for the 2024 season, I am really pleased to offer my best wishes to the mighty Werribee Tigers. Last year I updated the house on..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (14:25): It gives me great pleasure to talk about why Melbourne, the most livable city in the world, the only Australian city in the top 10 of the power city index in..

Ensuring Communities Are Part Of Our Energy Future

The Asia Pacific Financial and Innovation Symposium will be held in Melbourne this year thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.  Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced the inaugural global financial conference will be hosted in Melbourne – demonstrating that Victoria is..

Wyndham’s Refurbished Youth Hub Making An Impact

The Allan Labor Government is supporting young people in Wyndham with a newly refurbished Youth Hub providing tailored services and community connections. Minister for Youth Natalie Suleyman today visited Wyndham City Council to open the new Wyndham Youth Services at Hoppers Crossing, which received $150,000..

Transforming Wastewater Treatment For A Greener Victoria

Wastewater treatment in Melbourne’s west is about to be transformed thanks to a $711 million investment to modernise the plant to ensure the health and sanitation needs of Victoria’s growing population are met for generations to come. Minister for Water Harriet Shing today announced the..

SOLAR SAVINGS SET FOR WERRIBEE APARTMENT RESIDENTS

Thousands of solar panels will soon roll out across Victorian apartment buildings – slashing power bills by around $500 a year thanks to the Albanese and Allan Labor Government’s Solar for Apartments program. Applications are now open for the first round of the $16 million..

MORE FREE TAFE COURSES ON OFFER FOR 2024

Four new courses in hospitality, youth work and tourism are now available through the Victorian Government’s Free TAFE initiative giving Victorians more opportunities to learn new skills and grow their careers. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is encouraging prospective students to look at courses on..

INVESTING IN WERRIBEE WOMEN TO CHANGE THE GAME

The Allan Labor Government is backing more women and girls in Werribee from all backgrounds to get involved in the sport they love. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced applications for the 2023-24 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants program have opened. Grants of up..

MORE FUNDING TO PROTECT WYNDHAM’S WATERWAYS AND WILDLIFE

The Allan Labor Government is helping to improve habitats for native wildlife across Victoria’s iconic urban rivers and creeks through new funding boost for environmental restoration projects. Minister for Water Harriet Shing announced the first round of successful grants through the $10 million Green Links..

Growth Opportunity And New Jobs For Victorian Medtechs

A new Allan Labor Government grant program will help Victorian medtech startups and scaleups accelerate their pathway to market, increasing healthcare innovation and creating high-skilled jobs in one of the state’s fastest growing industries. Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins today launched the $1..