Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:38): I would like to celebrate the benefits provided to some of my constituents from the Andrews Labor government’s free TAFE initiative. James, aged 27, recently completed a diploma of justice..
Victoria’s standing as an A-list international study destination has been further boosted by the reappointment of John Brumby as Chair of the state’s International Education Advisory Council. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas announced that Mr Brumby, Chancellor of Latrobe University and a former..
Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:40): I rise today to update the house on the progress of the Manor Lakes P–12 College upgrade in my electorate of Werribee. In the 2021 state budget the Andrews Labor..
The Andrews Labor Government is today launching the Australian-first Gig Worker Support Service, providing advice and practical assistance to thousands of on-demand workers across the state. With translation and interpreter services on hand, the Gig Worker Support Service will help people who need it most…
The Andrews Labor Government is tackling climate change, growing new green spaces, driving down pollution and creating jobs in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs with the next phase of the More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that 28,150..
Applications for the 2023 Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships are now open, providing an opportunity for young farmers across the state to gain valuable new skills and invest in their future. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas has welcomed the launch of this year’s Upskill..
The Victorian Government is providing a $4.4 million funding boost to volunteers and young people across the state, including in Werribee to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the 2023 Victorian Landcare Grants and..
Getting to and from school will now be easier for students at Werribee Secondary College, thanks to the introduction of a new school special bus service. From Monday 24 April, a new morning and afternoon school bus will provide a direct public transport option for..
The Andrews Labor Government is providing new support for international students to help them thrive in Victoria as student numbers continue to grow. The Study Melbourne Inclusion Program is backing 15 projects to support student wellbeing and foster a strong connection to the community. Melbourne..
Regional Victoria is continuing its nation-leading jobs growth with thousands of people finding work across the state last month. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures published today reflect a growing economy with 9,500 new jobs created in regional Victoria in March, bringing the total number..
Victoria’s jobs growth is leading the nation following another surge in employment as the state’s sustained economic recovery delivers benefits for workers and businesses. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that 39,200 new jobs were created in Victoria last month, significantly more than..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing more jobs and seafood production across the state’s aquaculture sector, making sure more Victorians can enjoy fresh, local seafood. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny today visited aquaculture facilities in Werribee and Avalon to see first-hand how producers prepare..
The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the framework for future enterprise agreements with the state’s public sector workers, under an updated wages policy. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today released details of the new Victorian Public Sector Wages Policy, which increases the wages component..
Victoria’s portable long service leave scheme has reached a major milestone as it provides certainty for community workers, contract cleaners and security guards across the state. The Andrews Labor Government introduced the scheme in 2019 to support workers in industries where movement between employers is..
The Andrews Labor Government is building on strong commercial and cultural ties with Vietnam in the 50th year of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam. While visiting Vietnam in January, Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas announced Victoria as the headline sponsor for the..
Victoria’s sustained regional employment growth is leading the nation with thousands of new jobs created across the state last month. There have never been more Victorians in work in regional areas. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures published today show that regional jobs grew by..
The Andrews Labor Government is building more amenities for people with disability, with Councils, tourism attractions and destinations, and local not for profit organisations all encouraged to apply for grants to build Changing Places facilities in Werribee. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas launched the latest..
VicHealth is partnering with community groups and organisations across Victoria to give 180 local ideas a JumpStart! in creating vibrant, active and connected communities of young people. JumpStart! is a VicHealth initiative focused on building healthier communities through community sport, active play, art and food..