TIM PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:37): I rise to pay tribute to and to celebrate two outstanding representatives of Wyndham, Cr Heather Marcus and Dr John Pasco, who have both greatly contributed to the wellbeing of our local..
The Andrews Labor Government’s Wage Inspectorate has helped workers reclaim more than $1 million in unpaid long service leave entitlements over 12 months, holding unscrupulous employers to account. Some 1,400 workers received lost entitlements in 2022-23, with one person recovering more than $20,000. The Labor..
Victorians have been encouraged to go online to find out if they are among thousands of people with a claim on a pool of unclaimed money topping $109 million. The State Revenue Office (SRO) holds records of money that remain unclaimed after 12 months including..
Sustained jobs growth has pushed Victoria’s regional unemployment rate to a new record low, bolstering local communities and providing confidence across the state. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures released today show Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has fallen to 2.8 per cent –..
Sporting fans and athletes can now enjoy upgraded infrastructure and facilities at AAMI Park, thanks to a $25 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The upgrades have been completed ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup which kicks off in two weeks across Australia..
The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and the British Consulate to help Victorian businesses win new job-generating contracts in the United Kingdom. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today launched Doing Business in the UK – A Guide..
The Andrews Labor Government is making sure more apprentices are supported at work, with a new taskforce established to boost fairness and safety across Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today announced the first members of..
The Andrews Labor Government will extend the Porter Davis support scheme to other clients of collapsed builders who were left significantly out of pocket due to the actions of their builders. Several hundred additional families may be eligible for one-off support payments after their builder..
Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (10:14): I rise to acknowledge to the house the incredible efforts of Lifeblood Red Cross in my electorate in Werribee. Last Wednesday was World Blood Donor Day, and I recently visited..
The Andrews Labor Government has appointed respected construction industry leader Rebecca Casson as an independent director of the Infrastructure Victoria board. Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body that prepares Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy, advises the Government on specific infrastructure matters and publishes research on..
Victoria’s highest-fee non-government schools will be subject to new payroll tax provisions that will bring them into line with government schools from next year. Every government school in Victoria pays payroll tax – and high-fee non-government schools will also contribute – with the threshold set..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting one of the world’s leading hospitals to work with Victorian university, healthcare and medical research leaders to boost digital healthcare for patients across the state. The Labor Government, Monash University, Monash Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have..
The Werribee community will benefit from an investment in grassroots community projects which support and empower women and improve gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government has announced that 44 community and women’s organisations have received a share of $400,000 in grants for activities which focus..
Werribee will be attracting more visitors, and boosting local jobs and the economy, with the Victorian Government investing $24,500 to help deliver Dussehra West 2023 in Wyndham Vale. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today welcomed confirmation that the event will proceed in October, thanks to..
Students in Werribee will have better school environments to learn and succeed in, with the Andrews Labor Government funding key maintenance projects at schools right across the state. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that schools in Werribee are among more than 350 Victorian schools..
A landmark investment by the Andrews Labor Government will boost Victoria’s bioenergy capacity with 24 projects across the state receiving funding to create renewable energy from organic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced successful applicants for..
The Andrews Labor Government is championing advanced technology innovation and attracting international companies looking to expand in the Asia Pacific – the latest, a Canadian renewable energy leader. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced that Hydrostor will set up its regional headquarters..
Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (14:11): I am excited about the news that 26,000 small businesses will benefit from payroll tax changes are that were announced in last month’s budget. That is around 60 per cent of all current..