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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..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TIMBER INDUSTRY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:42:56): The Andrews Labor government is making record investment to deliver a long‑term sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industries. On top of the $110 million that this government has invested in timber plantation in..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: MANOR LAKES P-12 COLLEGE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:37:32): I am delighted to update the house on my visit to Manor Lakes P–12 College last week to open their $10.9 million upgrade funded by the Andrews Labor government. This was a landmark day..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: STATE OF THE STATES REPORT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:20:38): I rise to update the house on Victoria’s stellar economic performance and the latest CommSec State of the States report. Well, we have done it again—coming out as the top-performing state economy for..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:31:32): The jobs boom happening across Victoria just keeps getting better. We have now created half a million jobs since being elected, including, might I say, 329 000 full-time jobs. When you consider that..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE WYNDHAM WEST UNIT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:43:58): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to the Wyndham West SES unit in my electorate of Werribee. It was a pleasure to be joined by the hardworking members of..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:23:20): Well, it is that time again. It is the time that I get to stand up in this house and once again announce that Victoria has yet again posted a record low regional..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: JUNUBI WYNDHAM

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:42:31): I rise to report on the wonderful progress of Junubi Wyndham community support group, which is helping young South Sudanese people and families in my electorate of Werribee and throughout Wyndham. This program..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:29:45): I rise to update the house on the state of the construction industry and jobs that have been created since this government came to office. Since November 2014, 67 000 construction jobs have..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:38:59): It really does give me great pleasure to talk about the state of doing business in Victoria. Victoria is an easy place to do business. These are not my words; these are the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:33:15): I rise to update the house yet again on the latest regional unemployment figures. I know I am starting to sound a bit like a broken record on regional unemployment, but we have..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:35): I wish to update the house on my recent visit to Werribee Primary School to announce funding of $275 000 from the Andrews Labor government to replace the roof of the school’s administration..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:35): I wish to update the house on my recent visit to Werribee Primary School to announce funding of $275 000 from the Andrews Labor government to replace the roof of the school’s administration building…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:31:45): I am pleased to update the house on the regional unemployment rate, which now sits at an all-time record low of 3.8 per cent. Contrast that to five years ago, when there was an..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:30:00): I rise to update the house on how Victoria’s economy is leading the nation. The CommSec State of the States report, released late last month, found that Victoria is the standalone state leading the..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WARRINGA PARK SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:36:49): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to Warringa Park School in Werribee to celebrate the Andrews government’s $12.4 million investment to complete the first stage of the school’s Cayleys Road campus upgrade. Our investment, part of $3.8..