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MEMBERS STATEMENTS Karen language teaching

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:44:14) — I rise to inform the house about a recent celebration of the inaugural graduating class of Victorian certificate of education (VCE) Karen students. The event was held at the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) centre in Werribee. I also had the pleasure..

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:32:18) — It gives me great pleasure to rise in support of the matter of public importance because, quite frankly, the Andrews government is instituting a real change to make housing more affordable for first home buyers and also to make renting fair. Importantly,..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Wyndham Tech School

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:45:42) — I am delighted to inform the house that recently I joined the outstanding Minister for Education to turn the sod to commence construction of Wyndham Tech School on Victoria University’s Werribee campus. Wyndham Tech School will mean so much for students, teachers..

STATE TAXATION ACTS FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL 2017 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — 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 valuation laws including the Congestion Levy Act 2005, Duties Act 2000,..

VOLUNTARY-ASSISTED-DYING-BILL-2017-Second-reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (17:22:29) — I rise to support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. I support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill because I respect life and I respect the right of a cognate individual faced with imminent and certain death and unbearable pain to choose the..

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE AND MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house on the outstanding performance of the Victorian economy — another great achievement. The annual financial report was tabled this morning and is yet another vindication of this government’s strong financial management. Our..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of my second interschool student debate, which was held at Wyndham Central College on 1 September. Wyndham Central College students were joined by others from Werribee Secondary College to participate in the role‑play led by Parliament of Victoria..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the exceptional performance of the Victorian economy. National accounts figures that were issued yesterday confirm that Victoria is yet again leading the nation. Over the year to June Victoria grew by 4.7 per cent. This is the..

Ministers statements: housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the early signs of success of our Homes for Victorians policy. Just last week newspapers reported that a first home buyer beat an investor and purchased a Victorian‑style townhouse in Bundoora for $557 000. The most recent..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE AMBULANCE SERVICES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of and to acknowledge the improvements in ambulance response times in my electorate of Werribee. The Andrews Labor government has invested a record $500 million to improve ambulance response times, and the community are seeing the benefits of..

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: LIBERAL PARTY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to discuss the crisis that is enveloping the Victorian Liberal Party. In moral, political and financial terms the people who now fill the opposition benches are nothing short of feckless pygmies who are morally compromised. This crisis confronts them on a..

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE AND MINISTERS STATEMENTS: POLICE RESOURCES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to advise the house of the government’s continuing investment in tackling the causes of crime and making sure that our police are resourced in the best possible way. In last year’s budget of course we invested over $2 billion in keeping Victorians..