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JUNUBI WYNDHAM

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:42:31): I rise to report on the wonderful progress of Junubi Wyndham community support group, which is helping young South Sudanese people and families in my electorate of Werribee and throughout Wyndham. This program..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:29:45): I rise to update the house on the state of the construction industry and jobs that have been created since this government came to office. Since November 2014, 67 000 construction jobs have..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:38:59): It really does give me great pleasure to talk about the state of doing business in Victoria. Victoria is an easy place to do business. These are not my words; these are the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:33:15): I rise to update the house yet again on the latest regional unemployment figures. I know I am starting to sound a bit like a broken record on regional unemployment, but we have..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:35): I wish to update the house on my recent visit to Werribee Primary School to announce funding of $275 000 from the Andrews Labor government to replace the roof of the school’s administration..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:35): I wish to update the house on my recent visit to Werribee Primary School to announce funding of $275 000 from the Andrews Labor government to replace the roof of the school’s administration building…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:31:45): I am pleased to update the house on the regional unemployment rate, which now sits at an all-time record low of 3.8 per cent. Contrast that to five years ago, when there was an..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:30:00): I rise to update the house on how Victoria’s economy is leading the nation. The CommSec State of the States report, released late last month, found that Victoria is the standalone state leading the..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: 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..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:15:50): I am back by popular demand to talk about the outstanding things that are happening in terms of job creation due to the Andrews Labor government’s efforts. Since 2014 the infrastructure investment by this..

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..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL PAYROLL TAX

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (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..

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..

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..