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MEMBERS STATEMENTS Karen language teaching

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:44:14) — I rise to inform the house about a recent celebration of the inaugural graduating class of Victorian certificate of education (VCE) Karen students. The event was held at the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) centre in Werribee. I also had the pleasure..

UPGRADING NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN WERRIBEE DISTRICT

Hundreds of local students attending Catholic and independent schools in Werribee will benefit from better facilities and new and upgraded classrooms, thanks to the Victorian Government. Tim Pallas Member for Werribee, today announced that St Andrew’s Primary School and MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Werribee..

LIBERALS SECRET PLAN TO CUT VITAL SERVICES IN WERRIBEE

Matthew Guy and the Liberals planned ‘Commission of Audit’ will once again see funding ripped out of the Werribee electorate’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services if they win the next election A recent media report states: “If Matthew Guy wins the election and becomes..

FUNDING BOOST FOR WERRIBEE VOLUNTEERS

Emergency Services in Werribee are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino recently announced the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 successful applicants. Successful services winning grants in..

COMMEMORATING THE SERVICE OF WERRIBEE VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping communities honour the sacrifice of our veterans, and giving their families the support they deserve. Tim Pallas MP today announced new ways the Labor Government is honouring the legacy of Werribee veterans, and giving their families new opportunities to..

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:32:18) — It gives me great pleasure to rise in support of the matter of public importance because, quite frankly, the Andrews government is instituting a real change to make housing more affordable for first home buyers and also to make renting fair. Importantly,..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Wyndham Tech School

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:45:42) — I am delighted to inform the house that recently I joined the outstanding Minister for Education to turn the sod to commence construction of Wyndham Tech School on Victoria University’s Werribee campus. Wyndham Tech School will mean so much for students, teachers..

Payroll Tax Relief To Grow Victoria’s Skilled Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting Victoria’s skilled workforce by lowering the cost of employing apprentices and trainees. The Payroll Tax Act 2007 introduced into Parliament this week will exempt Group Training Organisations (GTOs) that are run as for-profit organisations from paying payroll tax on..

Fairer And More Consistent Land Valuations For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making land valuations fairer and more consistent. Under legislation introduced into Victorian Parliament today, valuations will be conducted annually by the Valuer-General instead of by local councils every second year as they are currently. By undertaking annual valuations, land and..

MORE DRUG REHABILITATION BEDS ACROSS VICTORIA

The latest building approvals and international trade data shows Victoria’s dynamic economy continues to generate robust business activity across the state. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today shows Victoria experienced the largest growth in September among all mainland states for..

STATE TAXATION ACTS FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL 2017 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: I am pleased to introduce this bill which amends Victoria’s taxation and valuation laws including the Congestion Levy Act 2005, Duties Act 2000,..

Victorian Gas Research In Full Flight

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the search for future offshore gas resources to new heights by using hi-tech aircraft for aerial gravity surveying. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announced the initiative today during an opening address to the International Mining and Resources Conference in..

MORE DRUG REHABILITATION BEDS ACROSS VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering an extra 100 residential rehabilitation beds over the next six months to deal with the devastating impacts of drug and alcohol addiction on local communities. The first 12 beds of this significant expansion are operational in the coming weeks..