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MEMBERS STATEMENTS: NRL VICTORIA HARMONY FESTIVAL

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:39) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the success of the Harmony Festival, which was held at Chirnside Park in my electorate of Werribee on the weekend. I was honoured to be a part of the official opening of the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

It gives me great pleasure to speak about my recent visit to Wyndham Park Primary School to acknowledge the commencement of the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Now in its 15th year, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge continues to inspire more children to read, helping to build essential..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:46:01) — I rise to speak about the Endeavour Awards ceremony held at Parliament House on 25 February with secondary school students and their families from the Werribee electorate. These awards are about more than educational achievement; they are about a student’s character,..

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:09:28) — 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: Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Government committed to ‘work with relevant stakeholders on..

WEST GATE TUNNEL (TRUCK BANS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT) BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:08:25) — 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: The Project In December 2017, the Government contracted Transurban to deliver the West Gate Tunnel Project…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WYNDHAM CITIZENS ACADEMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:56) — I rise to inform the house of the Wyndham Citizens Academy’s recent visit to Parliament. This exciting program is run by the Wyndham Community and Education Centre from my electorate of Werribee. Eleven leaders from local multicultural groups were treated to..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PARK HOTEL COMMUNITY LUNCHEON

I rise to acknowledge the service of Nick and Connie Christou in my local electorate of Werribee. Nick and Connie are well known in Werribee. They own The Park Hotel in Watton Street — a local establishment that hosts events for people of all ages..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: YOUTH JUSTICE FACILITY SITE VISIT

I rise to report on the Andrews Government’s $288 million investment in my Werribee electorate. With the new Minister for Youth Justice Ben Carroll we visited the site to see the early works of the new Youth Justice Facility at Cherry Creek. It will be..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WESTERN SUBURBS HEALTH SERVICES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:41:13) — I rise to update the house on substantial investments the Andrews Labor government has made towards world-class health care in my electorate of Werribee in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Late last year I had the pleasure of joining the then Minister for Health, the..

FAIR WORK (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) AMENDMENT BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (16:29:18) — 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: This Bill, which implements the Government’s commitment, made before its first term, to expand the range..

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Government performance

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:16:54) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to totally dismiss in many respects the matter of public importance. This government and this Treasurer, might I correct the member for Warrandyte, have delivered the highest average surpluses in this state’s history. In so..

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE AND MINISTERS STATEMENTS Ministers statements: economy

Ministers statements: economy Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (12:14:43) — It gives me great pleasure to update the house on the continued strength of Victoria’s economy, which is leading the nation thanks to our record infrastructure investment. Last week CommSec’s State of the States report revealed what we have..