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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:33): Since the election of the Andrews Labor government Victoria has led the nation in creating jobs—in fact more than 575 000 jobs right across the state. 436 000 of these jobs are full-time jobs, giving workers..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:22): It gives me great pleasure to update the house about the government’s ongoing commitment to building infrastructure in regional Victoria. You may have heard some nonsense claims recently that just 13 per cent of..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:21): Since 2014 the Andrews Labor government’s infrastructure pipeline has supported or will continue to support in excess of 190 000 jobs in this state. There are many Victorians who can take great pride in the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: HEALTH FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:23): Since coming to office the Andrews Labor government has invested more than $158 billion in our healthcare system and the workers that look after us. The previous LNP government’s spending on health was effectively..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: FEDERAL BUDGET

 MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:37): I rise to update the house on the federal government’s crooked GST carve-up. We have known all along how dodgy the deal was that Scott Morrison put together. The federal budget was handed..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: HEALTH FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:40): I rise to update the house on the Andrews Labor government’s historic investment in our health system to keep Victorians safe during the insidious global COVID-19 pandemic. As Victorians have come to learn,..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WYNDHAM COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

I rise to update the house on one of the many ways that the Andrews Labor government is supporting growing communities, such as my electorate of Werribee. The Growing Suburbs Fund is an initiative of the Andrews government and one which has supported many important..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: SICK PAY GUARANTEE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:13): It gives me great pleasure to talk about the Andrews Labor government’s continuing efforts to ensure that we reduce the harms of insecure work right across this state. Whether it be through the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:14): This government’s landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System estimated that the economic cost of poor mental health to Victoria is around $14.2 billion a year. That includes a cost of $1.9 billion a..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: HARRY VAN MOORST

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:35): I rise to acknowledge to the house the passing of well-known local identity Harry van Moorst. Harry was a fervent advocate for the environment and many social justice issues. A faculty member of..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:24): It gives me pleasure to advise the house how Victoria is investing in reforms that put people and their wellbeing at the centre of service delivery. We know that early investment builds stronger,..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:26): It gives me great pleasure to rise to address the house and to update you on the outstanding success of the Andrews Labor government’s portable long service leave scheme. Today I had the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: COVID-19 VACCINATION

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:34): I rise to acknowledge the great efforts of the Werribee community in getting vaccinated and striving through the current challenges of the pandemic. The start of 2022 has undoubtedly been difficult for my..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WYNDHAM PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:38): I rise to acknowledge to the house the team at the Wyndham Park Community Centre in my electorate of Werribee. Led by Greg and Christine, the amazing group of volunteers provide crucial support..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: REGIONAL ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:23): You may have heard from me recently that when I began as Treasurer the regional unemployment rate left to us by those opposite was 6.6 per cent, and the latest figure is now 3.3 per..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SPORTING FACILITIES

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:38): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to see upgraded sporting facilities in my electorate of Werribee and officially open a new female-friendly sporting pavilion. The new pavilion is located..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:13): It gives me great pleasure to update the house on the growing improvement in consumer and business confidence right across the state of Victoria. And can I say that this is a direct..