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Ministers statements: penalty rates

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak about the impact of the Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates on Victorian workers and the Victorian economy…. This decision comes against a backdrop of annual wage growth of 1.9 per cent,..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the ongoing strength of the Victorian labour market. Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that the Andrews government had created over 200 000 jobs since being elected. Of those, 117 000 are full‑time positions, in contrast with those..

Ministers statements: housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the recent release of Homes for Victorians, a policy about making — — Honourable members interjecting. Questions and statements interrupted. SUSPENSION OF MEMBER Member for Kew The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Kew has been warned a number..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me great pleasure to update the house about the enduring strength of the Victorian economy. The ANZ Stateometer recently rated Victoria as the only jurisdiction with both above trend growth and improving momentum. This is not just idle commentary; this..

Ministers statements: Crown Melbourne

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the extraordinary economic benefits that will flow from the redevelopment of 1–29 Queensbridge Street, Southbank. Economic modelling actually suggests that — Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Hawthorn will come to order. Mr..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing success of the Victorian economy. Whilst those opposite might have had a summer of sloth and indolence, the Victorian economy did not let up, with more jobs and more investment generated over summer. Those..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise at the end of this parliamentary year to reflect upon the achievements of the Andrews Labor government after two years of putting people first. We said we would get Victorians back to work, and then we created 184 000 jobs. We have created..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: POLICE RESOURCES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on yet another achievement of the Andrews government in fully funding the delivery of an additional 2729 police officers for Victoria. This is a record investment of over $2 billion for the police force over the next four..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the Andrews government’s achievements for my electorate of Werribee since forming government. We recently announced a $1.8 billion outer suburban arterial roads package, which will provide transformational upgrades to eight priority roads, 30 kilometres of lane duplication and..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing success of the Andrews Labor government in delivering jobs for the Victorian community. Figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that over 184 000 jobs have been created by this government since..

Members Statement: Western suburbs roads

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house of the Andrews Labor government’s huge investments in road infrastructure in my local community, infrastructure that will cut commute times, support businesses and also grow jobs. This week I joined the Premier and the Minister for Roads..

Ministers statements: government financial management

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house and give it some good news on the economic and financial management front because those opposite are clearly looking a bit glum today. I have got good news for you. The 2016–17 Quarterly Financial Report No. 1..

Ministers statements: Latrobe Valley employment

Mr Pallas (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the actions of the Andrews government in the Latrobe Valley following the announcement of the impending closure of the Hazelwood power plant. On Friday the government announced that our Back to Work scheme will be..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the continuing success of the Victorian economy. The CommSec State of the States report confirms that Victoria has nominal annual economic growth of 5.4 per cent and is leading the nation. Mr M. O’Brien interjected. The SPEAKER — Order!..

Members Statement: Chirnside Park

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Andrews government in safeguarding Victoria’s finances. The annual financial report tabled today shows that Victoria has recorded a strong surplus of $2.7 billion for the 2015–16 financial year. In the first full..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in delivering on jobs for Victorians. The August Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that Victoria’s unemployment rate is now 5.5 per cent. Since the Andrews Labor government was..

Minister Statement: Federal Asset Recycling Initiative

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I grieve for the people of Victoria, who have been treated with complete contempt by a Sydney-centric federal Liberal government. The most recent of these outrages is the federal Liberal Party’s duplicitous and, might I say, dishonest approach to the asset recycling..