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,..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (14:18:03) — I have great pleasure to rise to update the house about the progress of the Andrews government’s reforms to support first home owners to get into the market — and it is working. We have made very clear where we stand when it..
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..
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,..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:21:55) — I rise to update the house about the ongoing strength of the Victorian economy, which of course has created over 280 000 jobs since we took office, more than 170 000 of those full‑time — and they said it could not be done. Those opposite of..
Mr PALLAS (Resources) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: The primary purpose of this bill is to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2010 to provide protections for the..
Mr PALLAS (Resources) (12:24:33) — I rise to provide an update on the work of the lead scientist and the Victorian gas program. We were elected to put Victorians first. That is why we are proud to have permanently banned fracking in our state and extended the..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — …Since taking office we have created nearly a quarter of a million jobs for Victorians. We have created around 50 000 jobs in regional Victoria. That is nearly 10 times more than those opposite created. But of course we cannot compare ourselves to the mediocrity..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the actions of the government to promote and support regional Victoria as a place to live and of course to conduct business. As part of the 2017–18 budget we announced a 25 per cent cut to..
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing investment — in fact the unprecedented investment — that the Andrews Labor government is making into community safety. Victoria Police do an incredible job, and we have invested funds to support them in doing just that…