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SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WITH MEN’S SHED BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications are now open. The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds,..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: NRL VICTORIA HARMONY FESTIVAL

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:39) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the success of the Harmony Festival, which was held at Chirnside Park in my electorate of Werribee on the weekend. I was honoured to be a part of the official opening of the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

It gives me great pleasure to speak about my recent visit to Wyndham Park Primary School to acknowledge the commencement of the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Now in its 15th year, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge continues to inspire more children to read, helping to build essential..

PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK

Young people across Victoria are being invited to talk about the workplace of the future at the Victorian Government’s Youth Summit on Friday 5 April at Marvel Stadium in Docklands, Melbourne. Rapid global, technological, social and environmental changes are transforming the way we work, where..

BUILDING THE FACILITIES OUR VETERANS DESERVE

The Andrews Labor Government and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP is inviting local organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to spruce up their buildings and facilities. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today opened a new funding round..

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GRAFFITI PREVENTION GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local communities to protect their neighbourhoods from illegal graffiti, with applications now open for the Graffiti Prevention Grants program. Wyndham community groups can team up with their local council to apply for a grant of up to $30,000 to..

FREE TAFE COURSES STILL OPEN AS ENROLMENTS SKYROCKET

More than 13,500 Victorians are on their way to getting the skills they need for the most in-demand jobs, as the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative sends enrolment numbers skyrocketing. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP said that February saw a 60 per cent..

Treasurer’s Speech to CEDA

It’s nice to be back at CEDA’s Economic & Political Overview. This is always the ideal forum to outline the strength of the Victorian economy and how we’re travelling as a State. If you only listened to property pundits, you’d be forgiven for thinking it..

FIRST STEPS FOR VICTORIA’S FREE BABY BUNDLE

Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government are a step closer – and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP today called on locals to have their say over which..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:46:01) — I rise to speak about the Endeavour Awards ceremony held at Parliament House on 25 February with secondary school students and their families from the Werribee electorate. These awards are about more than educational achievement; they are about a student’s character,..

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:09:28) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I ask that my second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Incorporated speech as follows: Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Government committed to ‘work with relevant stakeholders on..

VICTORIANS URGED TO BE CAREFUL DURING EXTREME HEAT

The Andrews Labor Government is pleading with Victorians to heed the warnings this summer and look after themselves and others – particularly the elderly and young children – when the weather heats up. The Labor Government is currently promoting the Never Leave Kids in Cars..

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VICTORIAN DISABILITY AWARDS

Inspirational Wyndham locals promoting the rights and participation of people with disability will be recognised by the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards. Member for Werribee ,Tim Pallas MP today encouraged locals to apply for the Awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and groups helping to build..

CELEBRATING WYNDHAM’S HEALTH VOLUNTEERS

Victorians who make a difference by volunteering in health will be recognised in the prestigious 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards – now in their eleventh year. Tim Pallas MP today called for nominations to honour the hard-working and dedicated health volunteers from Wyndham who..

WEST GATE TUNNEL (TRUCK BANS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT) BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:08:25) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I ask that my second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Incorporated speech as follows: The Project In December 2017, the Government contracted Transurban to deliver the West Gate Tunnel Project…