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Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing success of the Victorian economy. The CommSec State of the States report confirms that Victoria has nominal annual economic growth of 5.4 per cent and is leading the nation. Mr M. O’Brien interjected. The SPEAKER — Order!..

Members Statement: Chirnside Park

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in delivering on jobs for Victorians. The August Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that Victoria’s unemployment rate is now 5.5 per cent. Since the Andrews Labor government was..

Minister Statement: Federal Asset Recycling Initiative

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I grieve for the people of Victoria, who have been treated with complete contempt by a Sydney-centric federal Liberal government. The most recent of these outrages is the federal Liberal Party’s duplicitous and, might I say, dishonest approach to the asset recycling..

Minister Statement: Lease of the Port of Melbourne

  Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me unmitigated joy to advise the house of the success of the Andrews government in leasing the port of Melbourne. In a stunning result for the state of Victoria, the port of Melbourne lease returned a massive $9.729 billion result…

Member’s Statement: Werribee Electorate Government Initiatives

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of several initiatives of the Andrews Labor government designed to strengthen the local community in my electorate of Werribee. The government is supporting State Emergency Service (SES) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers in their life-saving..

Ministers Statement: High Capacity Trains

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am delighted to inform the house of the Andrews Labor government’s sustained investment in rolling stock and infrastructure that is creating jobs for Victorians. Thanks to the efforts of the Andrews Labor government, the single biggest order of trains in the..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in creating jobs for all Victorians. We have done this in community consultation. We have not laid a wreath at the feet of community consultation; we have..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews Labor government’s success in creating jobs for regional Victoria. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the regional unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent. It is the equal lowest of all the states and..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews Labor government’s achievement in passing the 2016–17 budget and about its continuing efforts to create jobs in Victoria. Last night the State Taxation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016 was passed in the Legislative..

Sneydes Road-Princes Highway Interchange

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the recent completion of the Sneydes Road–Princes Freeway interchange in my electorate of Werribee. It was my privilege to cut the ribbon atop the new bridge and take the first drive on the new road from..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I feel a bit like Glen Campbell — everybody is talking about me! I rise to update the house on the new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in growing jobs and securing economic prosperity for Victorians. Data released last week by the Australian..

Ministers Statement: Police Intelligence Management System

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of a new government achievement, of progressing to the next stage towards procurement of the Victoria Police intelligence management system, announced in the 2016–17 budget. The Department of Treasury and Finance has now considered and completed that..

Schools in Werribee

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am thrilled to inform the house of several vital school projects listed in the 2016 budget that will benefit my Werribee electorate. Manor Lakes P–12 College will finally be able to complete the build of its school, with $10.9 million allocated for construction..

Ministers Statement: Budget 2016/17

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I want to talk about the budget; I really want to talk about the budget. I rise to update the house on the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in delivering economic growth to all Victorians. Last week I delivered the Andrews Labor..

Ministers Statement: Victoria’s Surplus

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in securing the finances of our state. Last week the government brought down the 2016–17 budget, which showed surpluses of $9.2 billion over the forward estimates period. Net debt is..

SECOND READING OF BUDGET 2016/17

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. In the past 12 months, we have seen green shoots of growth develop into a momentum of economic success across Victoria. Prudent management of the state’s finances — combined with carefully developed, strategic investments —..