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JOBS VICTORIA A ROARING SUCCESS

The Andrews Labor Government has helped more than 6,000 Victorian jobseekers find work through the landmark Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Werribee Tim Pallas at Werribee Open Range Zoo today to meet four long-term jobseekers who have..

Members Statement: Education funding

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:43:48) — I am delighted to inform the house of the opportunities that the Andrews Labor government is providing students in my electorate of Werribee and in greater Wyndham. The 2018 budget invests $96.8 million to build Point Cook south senior secondary college, Wyndham South..

Ministers statements: Geelong city deal

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:33:44) — I rise to update the house on the progress of the Geelong city deal. Like a Dickensian novel, it is a tale of two budgets. In Victoria it is the best of times. The Victorian budget of 2018–19 invests $153.2 million towards the..

KEEPING OUR CULTURALLY DIVERSE SENIORS ACTIVE & VITAL

Organisations that support senior Victorians across the state are being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Participation for Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors grants program, which are now open. The grants available through the Participation for CALD Seniors Grants Program are worth $300,000 this..

BOOST FOR LANDCARE GRANTS IN WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping environmental groups in the Werribee electorate to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that environmental volunteer groups can now access grants up to $20,000 as part of the 2018/19 Victorian Landcare..

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FREEZA GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is unlocking the latest round of FReeZA grants to give young people in the Werribee electorate the chance to design and host their own youth-oriented events. Some $7.2 million will go towards continuing the successful FReeZA program, which has seen thousands..

SAVING LIVES – MORE DEFIBS FOR SPORTS CLUBS IN WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

The Andrews Labor Government is giving more grassroots clubs in the Werribee electorate another chance to own life-saving defibrillators and receive emergency training. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced sport and recreation clubs across the Werribee electorate have one final opportunity to apply to..

Ministers statements: road infrastructure projects

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (12:41:28) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house about the Victorian government’s last Victorian budget delivering significant investments to reduce congestion. They are investments that are made possible by our strong economy and of course our AAA‑rated economy. Our..

STATE TAXATION ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2018 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:18:22) — 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 revenue laws including the Duties Act 2000, Payroll Tax 2007..

GETTING THINGS DONE FOR WERRIBEE

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian. Local families will have good schools close to home, with nearly $1.3 billion invested in schools around the state. This includes building and planning 28 new schools, and..

EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS TO SHARE IN $13.34M IN GRANTS

Volunteer emergency-service groups can apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today urged local groups to apply for the grants with applications now open for the 2018-19..

GETTING BEHIND NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES IN THE WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering record new funding to neighbourhood houses across Victoria to support their staff, their volunteers and the local communities they serve. As part of the Victorian Budget 2018/2019, the Labor Government will invest $21.8 million across the neighbourhood house network..

VICTORIA BUDGET SPEECH

Delivered on 1 May 2018 by Tim Pallas MP Treasurer of the State of Victoria   In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, I table a statement of compatibility for the Appropriation Bill (2018-19). I move that this..

KICKING GOALS IN THE EARLY YEARS READING GAME

Wyndham parents are being encouraged to take on the challenge of reading more books with their young children to inspire a love of reading and set them up for success later in life. Thousands of families are expected to take part in this year’s Premiers’..

WERRIBEE IRRIGATION DISTRICT STAGE 2 PIPELINE WORKS BEGIN

Works begin next month on Stage 2 of the Werribee Irrigation District modernisation, replacing ageing channel systems with pipeline and bringing benefits to local growers and irrigators. Tim Pallas, Member for Werribee and Victorian Treasurer, announced the completion of stage 1 of the works and..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WERRIBEE

Small business operators in the Werribee area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The Andrews Labor Government doubled its mobile support for small business in 2015, with a second Small..

WYNDHAM COMMUNITY SPORT AT THE HEART OF GENDER EQUITY

Wyndham can help join the fight to level the playing field for women and girls in sport thanks to a $100,000 to boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas  today announced that grants of up to $5,000 are available to club..

RECOGNISING VICTORIA’S VALUED VOLUNTEERS

Do you know an outstanding volunteer from or working in the Werribee electorate? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards, which celebrate the enormous contribution of Victoria’s volunteer community. The Andrews Labor Government today opened nominations for the awards, which..