The Andrews Labor Government today released its landmark package to boost housing supply and affordability in Victoria – representing the biggest shake-up to planning and housing reform in generations. Victoria is growing. We’re the fastest growing state in Australia, with our population set to hit..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing international students and the ongoing strength of the economy, hosting the first-ever Careers Fair targeted at international students in Melbourne. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today visited the Study Melbourne International Student Careers Fair, co-organised with SEEK..
A Victorian insurance repair company will create 25 new jobs and establish a new Geelong base, backed by a strategic fund created by the Andrews Labor Government and leading super funds Aware Super and Spirit Super. Since its 2020 launch, the $250 million Victorian Business..
Victoria’s strong economy is providing opportunities for workers and confidence for businesses looking to grow as the state today recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country. There are more than 3.65 million Victorians in work and the unemployment rate in August fell to 3.5 per..
The Andrews Labor Government has officially announced the opening of the Stronger Fishing Clubs Grant Program, welcoming angling clubs and associations around Werribee to apply for grants of up to $10,000. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the grants are available under the $1.2 million..
Young people in Werribee will showcase their talents in this month’s Youth Fest, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Local member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the Werribee’s youth focused calendar of events will celebrate creativity and wonder with four youth-led events and activities by..
The Andrews Labor Government has today confirmed the reappointment of Mr Andrew Greaves as Victoria’s Auditor-General. The appointment was recommended by the Victorian Parliament’s multi-party Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. The Auditor-General is an independent officer of the Parliament with responsibilities for auditing public sector..
A multinational artificial intelligence (AI) company is scaling up its operations in Melbourne, attracted by Victoria’s tech talent pool and innovation ecosystem. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced the expansion of Fractal, a global provider of AI and advanced analytics solutions to..
TIM PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:36): I rise to update the house on the marvellous efforts of the Werribee Tigers in the 2023 VFL season. The Werribee Football Club has a rich history, and the club..
Wyndham residents are getting behind the regional rail operator V/Line as it celebrates 40 years of getting Victorians where they need to go – marking a major milestone for the regional rail operator. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas congratulated the rail operator on this milestone..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more casual and contract workers access sick and carer’s pay, increasing the number of jobs covered by the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee and extending the pilot until March 2025. More than 400 new jobs are now eligible for the..
Regional unemployment in Victoria has plunged to an unprecedented low as jobs continue to grow in towns and cities across the state. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate fell to 2.4 per cent in July – the lowest in the..
International students at participating education providers will be able to experience the best of Victoria at a fraction of the cost thanks to a new travel pass that underlines our standing as Australia’s top study destination. Helping reduce cost of living pressures and encouraging students..
TIM PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:43): I rise to update the house on my recent involvement with the Wyndham Youth Civic Participation Project this week at Parliament. I was joined by my colleagues the members for..
Victoria led the country in creating new jobs in July – and was number one over the past 12 months – as the state’s sustained economic recovery produces dividends for families. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures shows almost 150,000 Victorians found work over the..
Young leaders from Australia and around the world will come together with global entertainers in a major event in Melbourne to fast-track action on issues such as poverty and climate change. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced Melbourne will host a Global..
A Spanish company helping to drive the take-up of electric cars has established its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne, attracted by Victoria’s innovation culture and advanced tech workforce. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced the opening of the Wallbox operation..
TIM PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (14:26): The Andrews Labor government knows that there are challenges facing Victorians in dealing with the inflation that is peaking right across the globe and making it harder for families to..