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Ministers Statement: Infrastructure

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..

Budget 2017/18

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..

Ministers statements: penalty rates

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,..

Ministers statements: housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the recent release of Homes for Victorians, a policy about making — — Honourable members interjecting. Questions and statements interrupted. SUSPENSION OF MEMBER Member for Kew The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Kew has been warned a number..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me great pleasure to update the house about the enduring strength of the Victorian economy. The ANZ Stateometer recently rated Victoria as the only jurisdiction with both above trend growth and improving momentum. This is not just idle commentary; this..

Ministers statements: Crown Melbourne

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the extraordinary economic benefits that will flow from the redevelopment of 1–29 Queensbridge Street, Southbank. Economic modelling actually suggests that — Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Hawthorn will come to order. Mr..

Ministers statements: government financial management

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house and give it some good news on the economic and financial management front because those opposite are clearly looking a bit glum today. I have got good news for you. The 2016–17 Quarterly Financial Report No. 1..

Ministers statements: Latrobe Valley employment

Mr Pallas (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the actions of the Andrews government in the Latrobe Valley following the announcement of the impending closure of the Hazelwood power plant. On Friday the government announced that our Back to Work scheme will be..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing success of the Victorian economy. The CommSec State of the States report confirms that Victoria has nominal annual economic growth of 5.4 per cent and is leading the nation. Mr M. O’Brien interjected. The SPEAKER — Order!..

Members Statement: Chirnside Park

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in delivering on jobs for Victorians. The August Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that Victoria’s unemployment rate is now 5.5 per cent. Since the Andrews Labor government was..

Minister Statement: Federal Asset Recycling Initiative

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I grieve for the people of Victoria, who have been treated with complete contempt by a Sydney-centric federal Liberal government. The most recent of these outrages is the federal Liberal Party’s duplicitous and, might I say, dishonest approach to the asset recycling..

Minister Statement: Lease of the Port of Melbourne

  Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me unmitigated joy to advise the house of the success of the Andrews government in leasing the port of Melbourne. In a stunning result for the state of Victoria, the port of Melbourne lease returned a massive $9.729 billion result…

Member’s Statement: Werribee Electorate Government Initiatives

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of several initiatives of the Andrews Labor government designed to strengthen the local community in my electorate of Werribee. The government is supporting State Emergency Service (SES) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers in their life-saving..

Ministers Statement: High Capacity Trains

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am delighted to inform the house of the Andrews Labor government’s sustained investment in rolling stock and infrastructure that is creating jobs for Victorians. Thanks to the efforts of the Andrews Labor government, the single biggest order of trains in the..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in creating jobs for all Victorians. We have done this in community consultation. We have not laid a wreath at the feet of community consultation; we have..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews Labor government’s success in creating jobs for regional Victoria. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the regional unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent. It is the equal lowest of all the states and..