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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..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (14:25): I am pleased to update the house on the true state of business creation in the state of Victoria. We all saw earlier this week data that was presented from that..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: KRUSHNADEVSINH RAVALJI

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (09:45): I also want to briefly just mention and congratulate Kano Ravalji, who has received an award recognising him for his contributions to the local community and has led youth empowerment in..

Members Statement: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (09:43): I rise to update the house on three new schools that have recently opened in my electorate. In our rapidly growing community access to education is vital. That is why the..

WERRIBEE KIDS TO EMBRACE NATURE WITH EXPANDED BUSH KINDERS

Children in Werribee will have the chance to learn and play in the great outdoors, thanks to an expansion of bush kinder programs by the Allan Labor Government. Member for Werribee announced Sparrow Early Learning Manor Lakes will receive a one-off grant of $6000 to..

MONTH-LONG FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE YOUNG VICTORIANS

The skills and achievements of Victoria’s young people will be on show right across the state later this year at a month-long festival supported by the Allan Labor Government.   Grants of $2,000 are available for sector organisations, local government, and schools in Werribee to..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (09:44): I rise to refer to my annual Endeavour Awards and recognise the student recipients who graduated in 2023. The Endeavour Awards are an opportunity for me as the local member to acknowledge..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (14:31): I am happy – in fact I am ecstatic, I am euphoric – to update the house on how the Allan Labor government is investing in Victorian families by growing our economic..

Investing In World-First Tech For Vaccine Development

The Allan Labor Government is investing in a world-first Victorian platform to fast-track the development of vaccines and therapeutic treatments by safely testing their effectiveness and side effects. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced the Labor Government’s investment in the RNAte platform developed..

Deloitte Says Victoria To Lead States In Economic Growth

Victoria will lead all states in economic growth over the next five years, according to forecasts in the Deloitte Access Economics’ Business Outlook report released today. Treasurer Tim Pallas said the report showed the Allan Labor Government’s strategy for sustainable, job-creating growth was working. The report forecast..

Shared Equity Fund Helps More Victorians Own A Home

The Allan Labor Government’s Victorian Homebuyer Fund has reached a major milestone, providing $1.1 billion in shared equity contributions to help thousands of people achieve the dream of owning their own home. The $2.1 billion Homebuyer Fund has been progressively boosted since it was launched..

Regional Victoria’s Record Jobs Growth Leads Nation

Strong communities and businesses in regional Victoria are driving nation-leading jobs growth, with the state entering the new year bolstered by a new high mark for regional employment. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures show an extra 5,600 jobs were created in regional..

Made In Victoria: A Groundbreaking Peanut Allergy Therapy

The Allan Labor Government’s investment into a local biotechnology firm will bring peanut allergy sufferers around the world one step closer to an innovative new treatment that could save lives. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced Breakthrough Victoria’s $12 million investment into Aravax..

Farmers, Manufacturers Drive Record Food And Fibre Exports

A new report shows Victoria is Australia’s flagbearer for international food and fibre sales, with booming exports boosting jobs and putting the state within reach of achieving a strategic goal years ahead of schedule. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today visited Remedy Drinks in Dandenong..

Designs Released For Expanded Werribee Mercy Hospital ED

The Allan Labor Government is delivering a bigger and better emergency department for Melbourne’s booming outer west, with designs unveiled for the expansion of Werribee Mercy Hospital. Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas today released the designs for the project which will double the emergency..