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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: LABOUR HIRE LICENSING SCHEME

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (12:23:37) — I rise to update the house on Victoria’s first ever labour hire licensing scheme. It is going to clean up the industry, and it is going to put the interests of workers first. It is based on a fundamental principle—that is,..

WEST GATE TUNNEL (TRUCK BANS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT) BILL 2019

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:08:25) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I ask that my second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Incorporated speech as follows: The Project In December 2017, the Government contracted Transurban to deliver the West Gate Tunnel Project…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WYNDHAM CITIZENS ACADEMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:56) — I rise to inform the house of the Wyndham Citizens Academy’s recent visit to Parliament. This exciting program is run by the Wyndham Community and Education Centre from my electorate of Werribee. Eleven leaders from local multicultural groups were treated to..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:24:18) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house on the assembly of the first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs)—personally I call them ‘excitement machines’. They are well underway, and Victoria’s long overdue alternative to the West Gate Bridge..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PARK HOTEL COMMUNITY LUNCHEON

I rise to acknowledge the service of Nick and Connie Christou in my local electorate of Werribee. Nick and Connie are well known in Werribee. They own The Park Hotel in Watton Street — a local establishment that hosts events for people of all ages..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: YOUTH JUSTICE FACILITY SITE VISIT

I rise to report on the Andrews Government’s $288 million investment in my Werribee electorate. With the new Minister for Youth Justice Ben Carroll we visited the site to see the early works of the new Youth Justice Facility at Cherry Creek. It will be..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WESTERN SUBURBS HEALTH SERVICES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:41:13) — I rise to update the house on substantial investments the Andrews Labor government has made towards world-class health care in my electorate of Werribee in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Late last year I had the pleasure of joining the then Minister for Health, the..

FAIR WORK (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) AMENDMENT BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (16:29:18) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I ask that my second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Incorporated speech as follows: This Bill, which implements the Government’s commitment, made before its first term, to expand the range..

MINISTER STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:13:42) — I am proud to update the house on the achievements of this government in delivering jobs for Victorians. As the Premier has already advised the house, since we were elected the Victorian economy has been able to produce some 370 000 new jobs. That..

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..

MINISTER STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:33:12) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house on the many focused investments being made by the Andrews Labor government as we deliver infrastructure, as we grow the economy and importantly as we create jobs. We grow, we invest;..

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 —..