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Ministers statements: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:30:28) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house about the Victorian economy and a number of facts relevant to it. Since we were elected in November 2014, promising to get Victorians back to work, we have created almost 350 000 jobs —..

Ministers statements: Extractive Resources Strategy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:27:06) — It gives me great pleasure to talk about the launch of our extractives strategy at the Arden precinct last week. This government knows that we need a stable and affordable supply of rock, gravel and sand so that we can keep building..

Ministers statements: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me pleasure to rise to update the house on the record strong jobs growth that Victoria is experiencing right across the state. The latest employment statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics bear this out. Since taking office the Andrews..

Members Statement: SkyBus Werribee service

Mr PALLAS — I would like to note that Werribee residents are also very excited to hear that they will soon have access to a SkyBus Werribee–Melbourne Airport service. This will offer Werribee residents a frequent and direct connection to Melbourne Airport once more, replacing the Gull..

Victoria University Werribee East campus

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the exciting plans to reopen Victoria University’s Werribee East campus. This is what happens when governments invest in the big projects that Victoria needs and in the people we need to make them happen. The Victoria..

Ministers statements: Metro Tunnel

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to advise the house on the delivery of the Metro Tunnel and the transformative effect it will have upon the Victorian economy. The idea of the Metro Tunnel has been around for quite some time; in fact about a decade. Ten..

Members Statement: Education Funding

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am delighted to inform the house of the opportunities that the Andrews Labor government is providing students in my electorate of Werribee and in greater Wyndham. The 2018 budget invests $96.8 million to build Point Cook south senior secondary college, Wyndham South (Riverwalk)..

Members Statement: Education funding

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:43:48) — I am delighted to inform the house of the opportunities that the Andrews Labor government is providing students in my electorate of Werribee and in greater Wyndham. The 2018 budget invests $96.8 million to build Point Cook south senior secondary college, Wyndham South..

Ministers statements: Geelong city deal

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer)  — I rise to update the house on the progress of the Geelong city deal. Like a Dickensian novel, it is a tale of two budgets. In Victoria it is the best of times. The Victorian budget of 2018–19 invests $153.2 million towards the deal…

Ministers statements: Geelong city deal

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:33:44) — I rise to update the house on the progress of the Geelong city deal. Like a Dickensian novel, it is a tale of two budgets. In Victoria it is the best of times. The Victorian budget of 2018–19 invests $153.2 million towards the..

Ministers statements: road infrastructure projects

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (12:41:28) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house about the Victorian government’s last Victorian budget delivering significant investments to reduce congestion. They are investments that are made possible by our strong economy and of course our AAA‑rated economy. Our..

STATE TAXATION ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2018 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:18:22) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: I am pleased to introduce this bill which amends Victoria’s taxation and revenue laws including the Duties Act 2000, Payroll Tax 2007..

VICTORIA BUDGET SPEECH

Delivered on 1 May 2018 by Tim Pallas MP Treasurer of the State of Victoria   In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, I table a statement of compatibility for the Appropriation Bill (2018-19). I move that this..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Western roads upgrade

Mr PALLAS — Wyndham enjoys a terrific sense of community, with many families calling the area home since it was a small country suburb. Wyndham is now one of the fastest growing regions in Australia and with that growth comes challenges to its livability. That is why..

SNOWY HYDRO LIMITED TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:38:17) — I move: That under section 6(2A) of the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997, the transfer of the state of Victoria’s interest in Snowy Hydro Limited, held by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, to the Commonwealth of Australia be approved. In speaking to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Weerama Festival

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:37:56) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the 40th annual celebration of the Weerama Festival in my electorate of Werribee. It was great to be with the community on this fabulous day as it celebrated local culture and talent. Weerama means ‘to..