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JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is encouraging local groups to apply for the fund, which is open to Victorian schools, kindergartens,..

VICTORIAN BUSINESSES AWARDED ENERGY ASSESSMENT GRANTS

Fragapane Farms and Mason Brothers Vegetable Farms have recently been awarded a grant to help reduce their energy usage under the $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program. The program, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, supports businesses with three different efficiency grants, a sustainable finance..

Victorian businesses awarded energy assessment grants

Fragapane Farms and Mason Brothers Vegetable Farms have recently been awarded a grant to help reduce their energy usage under the $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program. The program, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, supports businesses with three different efficiency grants, a sustainable finance..

GRANTS TO BOOST ANIMAL WELFARE ACROSS VICTORIA

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that non-profit animal welfare organisations across the Werribee electorate can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to turn their great ideas into reality. The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program is seeking grant applications that benefit creatures great..

WORKING WITH PERPETRATORS TO ADDRESS FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to protect Werribee electorate’s families by keeping perpetrators of family violence accountable and in plain sight. Two years on from the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced $7.36 million..

BUILDING BETTER BRIDGES TO KEEP VICTORIA MOVING

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening bridges on one of Melbourne’s busiest transport corridors to improve the efficiency of our freight network. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced $3.2 million to upgrade bridges on the Princes Freeway between Werribee South and Railway Avenue in..

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) — 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 (Riverwalk)..

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)  — 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 deal…

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..