Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house on the outstanding performance of the Victorian economy — another great achievement. The annual financial report was tabled this morning and is yet another vindication of this government’s strong financial management. Our..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of my second interschool student debate, which was held at Wyndham Central College on 1 September. Wyndham Central College students were joined by others from Werribee Secondary College to participate in the role‑play led by Parliament of Victoria..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the exceptional performance of the Victorian economy. National accounts figures that were issued yesterday confirm that Victoria is yet again leading the nation. Over the year to June Victoria grew by 4.7 per cent. This is the..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the early signs of success of our Homes for Victorians policy. Just last week newspapers reported that a first home buyer beat an investor and purchased a Victorian‑style townhouse in Bundoora for $557 000. The most recent..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of and to acknowledge the improvements in ambulance response times in my electorate of Werribee. The Andrews Labor government has invested a record $500 million to improve ambulance response times, and the community are seeing the benefits of..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to discuss the crisis that is enveloping the Victorian Liberal Party. In moral, political and financial terms the people who now fill the opposition benches are nothing short of feckless pygmies who are morally compromised. This crisis confronts them on a..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to advise the house of the government’s continuing investment in tackling the causes of crime and making sure that our police are resourced in the best possible way. In last year’s budget of course we invested over $2 billion in keeping Victorians..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — …Since taking office we have created nearly a quarter of a million jobs for Victorians. We have created around 50 000 jobs in regional Victoria. That is nearly 10 times more than those opposite created. But of course we cannot compare ourselves to the mediocrity..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the actions of the government to promote and support regional Victoria as a place to live and of course to conduct business. As part of the 2017–18 budget we announced a 25 per cent cut to..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing investment — in fact the unprecedented investment — that the Andrews Labor government is making into community safety. Victoria Police do an incredible job, and we have invested funds to support them in doing just that…
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the Andrews government’s strong and, might I say, continuing support for our fire services. Yesterday of course I addressed the more than $100 million injection into our fire services implicit in the outstanding work of the Minister..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of my recent visit to the Werribee police station in my electorate. I met with Inspector Martin Allison and the team of local police officers to announce that the Werribee station will be allocated additional resources. Of course..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of yet another significant investment in our fire services. Of course we are investing over $100 million to support Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers in the vital work that they do. That includes $56.2 million for a..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the ongoing support that the Andrews government is providing to regional Victoria. Last week’s state budget included the largest ever investment in regional Victoria. In fact we have invested more in three budgets than the state..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — In the absence of any other inquiries, I rise to update the house on the Victorian Budget 2017–18 and the massive, massive contribution that it makes to Victoria’s infrastructure. The 2017–18 budget lifts infrastructure investment to $10.1 billion. Compare that to the long-run..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — Speaker, budgets are more than economic blueprints. They’re more than a set of numbers, more than a list of initiatives. They’re about people. They’re about communities. They’re about the type of society our grandchildren will inherit. They show us where a government’s heart..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak about the impact of the Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates on Victorian workers and the Victorian economy…. This decision comes against a backdrop of annual wage growth of 1.9 per cent,..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the ongoing strength of the Victorian labour market. Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that the Andrews government had created over 200 000 jobs since being elected. Of those, 117 000 are full‑time positions, in contrast with those..