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MEMBERS STATEMENT: HENRY BARLOW

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) I pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of outgoing Wyndham City Councillor Henry Barlow, who has announced his retirement from council and will..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:15): This government recognises the extremely difficult situation that many Victorian businesses, workers, households and communities find themselves in, but we are also providing the..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:18): There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on economies right across the world, and we have seen in..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: RAMON CODY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) I wish to acknowledge to the house the passing of Ramon Cody, a long-time comrade and resident of my electorate of Werribee. Known as Ray..

MEMBERS STATEMENT : PETER GIBBONS

MR PALLAS: I also take this opportunity to acknowledge the passing of Peter Gibbons. Peter served on Wyndham council from 2012 to 2016 and was a tireless advocate for the community. Peter was a strong believer in service to others, and his contribution to Wyndham..

MEMBERS STATEMENT : KIM MCALINEY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (10:13): I rise today to acknowledge to the house a highly respected councillor for Wyndham City Council, Kim McAliney. She has been a champion for..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (11:29): The coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic event means that Victoria is facing some considerable economic challenges, but this government is meeting those challenges..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (09:39): I rise to update the house on the new primary school under construction in Wollahra East in Wyndham Vale within my electorate of Werribee…

MINISTERS STATEMENT : COVID-19

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:30): I am pleased to update the house on the government’s economic response to coronavirus. Make no mistake, the effects of this pandemic have been felt..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : COVID-19

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:50:51): I rise to advise the Parliament of the unprecedented health challenge that we are facing but also to recognise that that unprecedented health challenge is..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: FAMILY VIOLENCE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) I update the house about important progress to tackle the issue of family violence in my electorate of Werribee. I joined Ingrid Stitt, a member for Western Metropolitan Region, and Paula Piccinini of Safe..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:39): I rise today to update the house on some fantastic news regarding significant infrastructure upgrades in my electorate of Werribee. The Andrews Labor government is getting on with the job of removing 75 dangerous..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: RIVERWALK PRIMARY SCHOOL

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:39): I am delighted to update the house on my recent visit to officially open Riverwalk Primary School in my electorate of Werribee, a $23.7 million investment by the Andrews Labor government. Last year I..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:20): I rise yet again to advise the house of the good news that goes on in terms of the economy of Victoria. It is the seventh straight quarter that the state of Victoria..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: BUSHFIRE RECOVERY INITIATIVES

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (16:18): I rise to update the house and to outline the support that this government is providing to bushfire-affected communities. Amid the horror of the past couple of months, resilient communities have banded together, and..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: JOHN SWEETING BRIDGE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:02): I rise today to acknowledge the Andrews Labor government’s efforts to preserve the memory of Wyndham’s past through the Regional Rail Revival bridge-naming competition. I recently attended the official naming of the John..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WUNGGURRWIL DHURRUNG CENTRE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:40:28): I rise today to acknowledge the official opening of the new $13.24 million Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre in my electorate of Werribee. The official opening of the centre was a very special event, with a..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:39:53): I am pleased to advise the house about how Victorians are getting working under this government. In the latest labour force figures Victoria’s youth unemployment rate has decreased to its lowest level in..