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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..

International Education Council Helps Drive Growth, Jobs

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..

More Support For Victorian Gig Workers

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..

Victoria 101: Helping International Students Feel At Home

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..

Jobs Keep Growing As Regional Victoria Leads Nation

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..

Strong Recovery Delivers 100,000 New Jobs In Two Months

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..

Aquaculture Growth Supplying Fresh Victorian Seafood

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..

New Wages Policy Strikes Responsible Balance For Victoria

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..

Workers Win As Portable Long Service Leave Cover Grows

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..

Connection Deepens Education, Trade Links With Vietnam

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..