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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..

Member’s statement-Shared Facilities Fund

I rise to inform the house of my recent visits to Werribee Secondary College and Manor Lakes College where I announced funding for two projects through the Shared Facilities Fund. Just four years ago, I conveyed to the house the concern of parents I had..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Karen language teaching

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:44:14) — I rise to inform the house about a recent celebration of the inaugural graduating class of Victorian certificate of education (VCE) Karen students. The event was held at the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) centre in Werribee. I also had the pleasure..

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Housing affordability

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,..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Wyndham Tech School

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..

STATE TAXATION ACTS FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL 2017 Second reading

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,..

VOLUNTARY-ASSISTED-DYING-BILL-2017-Second-reading

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..

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE AND MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

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..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

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..