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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..

STATE TAXATION ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2018 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:18:22) — 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 revenue laws including the Duties Act 2000, Payroll Tax 2007..

VICTORIA BUDGET SPEECH

Delivered on 1 May 2018 by Tim Pallas MP Treasurer of the State of Victoria   In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, I table a statement of compatibility for the Appropriation Bill (2018-19). I move that this..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Western roads upgrade

Mr PALLAS — Wyndham enjoys a terrific sense of community, with many families calling the area home since it was a small country suburb. Wyndham is now one of the fastest growing regions in Australia and with that growth comes challenges to its livability. That is why..

SNOWY HYDRO LIMITED TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:38:17) — I move: That under section 6(2A) of the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997, the transfer of the state of Victoria’s interest in Snowy Hydro Limited, held by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, to the Commonwealth of Australia be approved. In speaking to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Weerama Festival

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:37:56) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the 40th annual celebration of the Weerama Festival in my electorate of Werribee. It was great to be with the community on this fabulous day as it celebrated local culture and talent. Weerama means ‘to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Jennie Barrera

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:42:29) — Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and I rise to recognise the wonderful contribution of Jennie Barrera, an outstanding humanitarian in my community of Werribee. Werribee is home to some extraordinary women — women of remarkable strength, compassion and achievement. Jenny Barrera is one..

ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BILL 2018 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:56:41) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor government committed to: ‘work with relevant stakeholders on the introduction of a mandatory, statutory..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS West Gate tunnel project

Mr PALLAS — Secondly, I would like to quote constituent Sam DiBlasi’s views on the West Gate tunnel. Sam writes: As a long‑time resident of Werribee, I’ve seen the growth of our local community in Wyndham. With this growth comes increased traffic, yet we still have the..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:26) — I am delighted to inform the house that on 16 February I attended the opening of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee. The hospital will employ around 350 staff and provide health services for up to 16 000 people living and working in Wyndham. I am thrilled that..