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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..

GAMBLING REGULATION AMENDMENT (WAGERING AND BETTING) BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (16:50:03) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Introduction It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak in support of this Bill, a Bill which will reform the..

MINERAL RESOURCES (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT) AMENDMENT BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Minister for Resources) (16:52:00) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Background The main purpose of the Bill is to fulfil the Government’s commitments to the Latrobe Valley community and the..

Werribee electorate housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:42:26) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Homes for Victorians package in my electorate of Werribee. The changes we have made to stamp duty for first home buyers have meant that thousands more first home buyers are now..

Ministers statements: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:38:11) — It gives me great pleasure to advise the house on the strength of the Victorian economy. Since we were elected we have created more than 340 000 jobs. Two‑thirds of those jobs are full‑time jobs as we invest in people, skills, infrastructure and services..

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..