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BOOST FOR PALLIATIVE CARE IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Werribee’s own Mercy Health a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced a $140,610 grant to help the hard-working service in their critical..

HELPING WYNDHAM MANAGE E-WASTE

Wyndham residents can now dispose of their e-waste safely and easily ahead of the e-waste landfill ban starting on 1 July, 2019. The member for Werribee, Tim Pallas, said the e-waste to landfill ban was introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure valuable materials..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Wyndham community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas called on..

BETTER BOATING AND BETTER FISHING FOR PEOPLE IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitments to better boating facilities and massive boosts to recreational fishing for thousands of Victorians thanks to an $82.2 million investment. As part of the Victorian Budget 2019/20, the Government is investing $35 million into Target One..

SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN WYNDHAM

Victorians in Wyndham are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019. Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program..

INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS FUNDING NOW OPEN FOR WYNDHAM SCHOOLS

Wyndham schools can now apply to receive a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the next round..

WARRINGA PARK SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:36:49): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to Warringa Park School in Werribee to celebrate the Andrews government’s $12.4 million investment to complete the first stage of the school’s Cayleys Road campus upgrade. Our investment, part of $3.8..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: PORTABLE LONG SERVICE BENEFITS SCHEME

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (11:18:14): I rise to update the house about the commencement of Victoria’s portable long service benefits scheme from 1 July. The Andrews Labor government is making it fairer for people working in security, contract cleaning and community services by giving them the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (12:43:40): I rise to update the house about Victoria’s record low regional unemployment rate. There is of course only one path to economic vitality in regional Victoria, and that is together with an Andrews Labor government. When we were first elected in..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: BUDGET 2019–20

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:37:43): I have always maintained that budgets are about priorities and principles, and I am proud that the 2019–20 budget delivers on all our election promises for the great electorate of Werribee. As promised, the tyranny, the inconvenience and the frustration of..

MINERAL RESOURCES (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT) AMENDMENT BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (10:16:21): 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: Background The main purpose of the Bill is to fulfil the Government’s commitments to the Latrobe..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL PAYROLL TAX

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (11:33:01): I rise to update the house about the great news of the Andrews Labor government continuing to cut regional payroll tax and to provide work opportunities for regional Victorians. Last Monday’s budget delivered yet another cut to our regional payroll tax…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: BUDGET 2019-20

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (11:10:11): It gives me great pleasure to stand up to advise the house on the response to the Andrews government’s fifth budget that keeps our promises and delivers for all Victorians. Yesterday both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s confirmed that Victoria will..

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR VICTORIA’S VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help others will be recognised across the state, with nominations now open for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is inviting everyone in Wyndham to nominate volunteers who are making a..

JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people in Wyndham to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced applications are now open..

COMMUNITY-LED ROAD SAFETY INITITIATIVES FUNDED

The Andrews Labor Government is working with local communities across Victoria to boost road safety awareness through the $1.3 million VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants Program. Across Victoria, 57 councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations will deliver 190 programs to provide local solutions to local road..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (11:15:35): I rise to update the house on the jobs boom happening right now in the great state of Victoria. Since the government was elected in 2014 we have created over 455 000 new jobs. That is because we have invested in..