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Making More Homes Available For Victorians

The Allan Labor Government is cracking down on vacant properties across Melbourne to make more homes available to Victorians who need them. Hundreds of properties in apartment towers have been identified as vacant for more than six months through a compliance investigation, making them liable..

NEW WYNDHAM LIBRARY FOR SHARING AND BORROWING TOOLS

The Allan Labor Government is making home maintenance and DIY more affordable and sustainable for Wyndham residents, with a new Wyndham Park Tool Library to support the local community achieve and learn more with less. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today opened the new Wyndham..

Southeast Asia Commissioner To Boost Economic Growth

The Allan Labor Government is creating opportunities for Victorian businesses in Southeast Asia by appointing a new Commissioner for Victoria. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced the appointment of Ms Naila Mazzucco as Victoria’s Commissioner to Southeast Asia, bringing significant experience and expertise..

Regional Workforce Surges To All-Time High

The Allan Labor Government is driving jobs creation in regional Victoria, with the total number of Victorians employed in the regions hitting a new record high. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that an additional 11,000 people found jobs in the regions..

Supporting More Bulk-Billed Consults For Victorians

The Allan Labor Government is working with other Australian jurisdictions to support our general practitioners to provide more bulk-billed primary healthcare consultations for families. Following extensive consultation with the primary care sector and work to align settings across the country, all Victorian general practice businesses..

Backing Victorian Business By Abolishing Stamp Duty

The Allan Labor Government’s landmark tax reform for Victorian businesses has passed Parliament, transitioning commercial and industrial properties away from stamp duty from 1 July 2024. The commercial and industrial property tax reform will progressively abolish stamp duty and replace it with a more efficient..

Investing To Create Jobs And Save Lives

The Allan Labor Government is investing in a groundbreaking medical technology company to fast-track its ideas into life-saving products. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced a $5 million investment through Breakthrough Victoria in Neo-Bionica, a medtech company specialising in implantable and wearable medical..

More Homes And Jobs For East Werribee

The Allan Labor Government is one step closer to transforming the East Werribee Precinct into a vibrant urban environment that provides high quality housing, economic activity and strong employment growth. Minister for Precincts Colin Brooks today released the East Werribee Opportunity Statement, outlining the Labor..

2024 JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are now open, with $450,000 available for projects that involve young people actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment.   Schools, kindergartens, childcare centres and youth groups can all apply for grants of up to $5000 for..

Treasurer Names Free 3D Hands As Victorian Budget Charity

Treasurer Tim Pallas has chosen Free 3D Hands as the Victorian Budget 2024/25 charity – confirming the selection with a donation made today. The charity designs and provides high-quality, low-cost assistive devices for people with upper limb differences, completely free of charge to anyone, anywhere..

Sensible Decisions To Deliver A Stronger Economy

Inflation means families are doing it tough, but with a record number of people in jobs and our economy forecast to keep growing, Victorians have good reason to feel positive about the future. Victoria is the engine room of the Australian economy. Since September 2020,..

HELPING FAMILIES IN WERRIBEE

The Allan Labor Government’s first Budget is dedicated to helping families in Werribee. Whether it’s helping with the cost of living, making sure our kids can be their best, record funding for our healthcare system or continuing to invest in more of the services families..

Victoria Invests In An Innovative World View

The Allan Labor Government today announced a $37 million investment in World View and its groundbreaking technology aimed at revolutionising stratospheric balloon remote sensing services. A strategic investment made through Breakthrough Victoria, this will enable World View to establish an Indo-Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, including..

WERRIBEE ELECTORATE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (09:36): I rise to update the house on the recent allocations from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Fund, known as GAIC, to the great Werribee community. An allocation will assist Wyndham council with..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: HOUSING

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (14:30): Victoria is leading the nation in the build-to-rent market. State incentives are helping to expand rental options for people at all stages of life. We know that, as long as rental supply..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ENERGY POLICY

Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Economic Growth) (14:36): I think I will take this as the Minister for Economic Growth if I can, because I am very excited that I can announce that last month I partnered with RayGen Resources..

Victoria Welcomes New Consulate General Of France

The Allan Labor Government and French relations will strengthen with the opening of a new Consulate General in Melbourne, providing an important foundation for deeper economic ties with a key European partner. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today welcomed the announcement of the new..

Creating More New Jobs For Regional Victorians

Regional Victoria continues to create new jobs under the Allan Labor Government, with several thousand created last month. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) regional labour force data, released yesterday, shows that another 6,700 people in regional Victoria found jobs in the past month. Reflecting..