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Regional Jobs Up, Unemployment Falls To Near Record Low

Jobs have grown again in regional Victoria and the regional unemployment rate has dropped to a near record low, underscoring the strength of the state’s economic resurgence. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that more than 3,900 Victorians found work in regional Victoria..

More Singaporean Companies Eye Innovative Victoria

Victoria is leading all states in attracting high-growth Singaporean businesses that create jobs and boost innovation – and Melbourne will now host a leading accelerator program to continue the trend. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced that Melbourne will host the Singapore-Australia..

Jobs Surge: Record Number Of Victorians In Work

Victoria has achieved a new jobs record with more Victorians in work than ever before. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that almost 27,000 people started a new job in May, bringing the total number of people in employment across the state to an..

Protections, Permits Ensure Safety For Child Workers

New laws to strengthen protections for children working in cafes, shops and other businesses and make it easier for responsible businesses to comply with their legal obligations come into effect on 1 July. A child employment licensing system will replace the existing permit system and..

Victoria Leads As Build-To-Rent Creates More Choice

Victoria is leading the nation in Build-to-Rent (BTR) housing developments, with state incentives helping to expand rental options for people at all stages of life. The BTR model creates homes for the rental market instead of selling to individual buyers and is providing Victorian renters..


Five new parks featuring nature playscapes, picnic and barbecue areas, revitalised creeks, wetlands and frog habitats are on the way for Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Member for Tarneit Dylan Wight welcomed the release..


Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:40): I rise to update the house on the investments for my electorate delivered in the ninth budget for the Andrews Labor government. I am proud of the 2023–24 budget, which delivers..


Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (14:09): I am pleased to say that as part of the 2023–24 budget the Andrews Labor government will deliver landmark reform to abolish stamp duty for commercial and industrial properties, boosting..

Singapore Energy Startup’s Victorian Move Grows Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is attracting cutting-edge international companies to Victoria, enhancing the state’s vibrant startup and renewable energy sectors and growing local jobs. Following a visit to Singapore in January, Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced SunGreenH2 has launched a research..

Victoria’s Regional Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Jobs in regional Victoria grew by almost twice as much as the next best performing state last month – underlining the strength and breadth of Victoria’s economic resurgence. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that 12,400 regional Victorians started a new job..


Three teachers from Werribee are among hundreds of Victorian teachers being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families, through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas congratulated the teachers who were being honoured for 40 and 45..


Even more rising Victorian sports stars and teams in Werribee have been awarded travel grants enabling them to compete at the top level. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced a grant have been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program…


Three grassroots sport and active recreation organisations in Werribee are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in almost $4000 from the Victorian Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced the successful applicants from Werribee..

Hunger-Busting Fareshare Is Victorian Budget Charity

FareShare, a Melbourne-bred not-for-profit ensuring thousands of Victorians do not go hungry, has been chosen by Treasurer Tim Pallas as the 2023 Victorian State Budget charity. First stepping up to the plate 22 years ago, FareShare has become a Victorian staple, rescuing leftover food from..

Doing What Matters For Victorian Jobs, Skills And Workers

Every Victorian deserves a good, stable job with a decent wage. And no government in Australia has created more jobs than the Andrews Labor Government – with almost 440,000 more Victorians in work since the height of the pandemic, underpinning our economic recovery. The Victorian..

Backing Victorian Jobs, Powering Victoria’s Economy

Victoria’s economy is strong – and so is our economic outlook for the years ahead. Across Australia, no state or territory has put on more jobs since the height of the pandemic’s economic shock than Victoria – either in absolute or per capita terms. Around..


The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering on its election promises for our community – investing in what matters for the people of Werribee. We haven’t wasted a day delivering the services and projects that matter to Victorians. With the Victorian Budget 2023/24,..

Stamp Duty Reform To Boost Business, Industry And Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a landmark reform to abolish stamp duty for commercial and industrial properties, boosting business growth and expansion. At the centre of an Economic Growth Package in today’s Victorian Budget 2023/24, the lump-sum stamp duty system for commercial and industrial..