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Minister Statement: Lease of the Port of Melbourne

  Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me unmitigated joy to advise the house of the success of the Andrews government in leasing the port of Melbourne. In a stunning result for the state of Victoria, the port of Melbourne lease returned a massive $9.729 billion result…

Member’s Statement: Werribee Electorate Government Initiatives

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of several initiatives of the Andrews Labor government designed to strengthen the local community in my electorate of Werribee. The government is supporting State Emergency Service (SES) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers in their life-saving..

Ministers Statement: High Capacity Trains

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am delighted to inform the house of the Andrews Labor government’s sustained investment in rolling stock and infrastructure that is creating jobs for Victorians. Thanks to the efforts of the Andrews Labor government, the single biggest order of trains in the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the acquittal of our commitment to create 100 000 full‑time jobs and the resurgent Victorian economy that has produced this result. The Andrews Labor government has delivered the highest annual full‑time jobs growth, the fastest growth in the..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about the new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in creating jobs for all Victorians. We have done this in community consultation. We have not laid a wreath at the feet of community consultation; we have..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — My grievance today concerns the outrageous duplicity of those opposite when it comes to the question of economic growth in this state. In particular I take umbrage on behalf of the more than 3 million Victorians who are now gainfully employed. If you listened..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am always prepared to defer to the Deputy Premier, but I thank him for allowing me this great opportunity. I rise to inform the house of the continued success of the Victorian economy in creating jobs for all Victorians. The latest figures..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of several projects that will provide growth in employment and exciting new opportunities for my electorate of Werribee. The western distributor project will see local businesses play an essential role in providing for this vital second river..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews Labor government’s success in creating jobs for regional Victoria. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the regional unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent. It is the equal lowest of all the states and..

Ministers Statement: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews Labor government’s achievement in passing the 2016–17 budget and about its continuing efforts to create jobs in Victoria. Last night the State Taxation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016 was passed in the Legislative..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: FIRE SERVICES FUNDING

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house on new achievements of the Andrews government in delivering stronger fire services to keep Victorians safe. The Andrews government recently announced that changes to the fire service property levy mean that no homeowner in Metropolitan Fire Brigade..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: Sneydes Road-Princes Highway Interchange

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the recent completion of the Sneydes Road–Princes Freeway interchange in my electorate of Werribee. It was my privilege to cut the ribbon atop the new bridge and take the first drive on the new road from..

Ministers Statement: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I feel a bit like Glen Campbell — everybody is talking about me! I rise to update the house on the new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in growing jobs and securing economic prosperity for Victorians. Data released last week by the Australian..

Ministers Statement: Police Intelligence Management System

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of a new government achievement, of progressing to the next stage towards procurement of the Victoria Police intelligence management system, announced in the 2016–17 budget. The Department of Treasury and Finance has now considered and completed that..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: DAIRY INDUSTRY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to update the house about a new initiative of the Andrews Labor government to support Victoria’s dairy farmers. Amendments will now be made to the criteria for the Back to Work scheme to make members of a dairy farm household an..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about new achievements of the Andrews Labor government in securing jobs for all Victorians. Data released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms that Victoria is continuing to enjoy a golden summer of renewal. It..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: Schools in Werribee

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I am thrilled to inform the house of several vital school projects listed in the 2016 budget that will benefit my Werribee electorate. Manor Lakes P–12 College will finally be able to complete the build of its school, with $10.9 million allocated for construction..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house about the achievements of the Andrews Labor government in delivering the infrastructure that Victoria needs. It may have escaped the attention of those opposite that last week I brought down a budget — a trifling matter involving $60 billion..