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MINISTERS STATEMENT: BUSINESS SUPPORT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:17): Fairness is at the heart of everything that this government does. It is our principal motivator, and it is aimed at ensuring that every Victorian gets access to the equality of opportunity and..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:46): I rise to update the house on the progress of the level crossing removal projects in Werribee and Wyndham. The level crossings at Werribee Street and Cherry Street were removed earlier this year,..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: BUSINESS SUPPORT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:48): I am pleased to update the house on the state’s support for business and the government’s positive economic vision. I had hoped of course to get a ministerial or a question from those..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: ANDREW HERINGTON

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:40): I rise to pay tribute to Andrew Herington, who passed away unexpectedly on 24 April, aged 68. I once described Andrew as the greatest ratbag that the labour movement had produced in a generation…

MINISTERS STATEMENT: BUDGET 2021-22

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:19): I rise to update the house on the positive feedback to last week’s budget. Berry Street described it as a once-in-a-generation budget, while the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia said the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: BUDGET 2021/22

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:39): Last week’s budget featured a number of new initiatives for the Werribee community. Soon local residents will enjoy a quicker commute thanks to funding in the budget for the commencement of the vital..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:36): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to Woodville Primary School and Wyndham Vale Primary School in my electorate of Werribee. Students at Woodville Primary School participated in the Andrews..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:39): It is an exciting time to be a Victorian, with the state’s economy rebounding out of the pandemic with the fastest growth rate of any of the states. Business conditions are up, with..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:21): After a very challenging 2020 the Victorian economy is roaring back. Business confidence is back, economic growth is back and there are new jobs being created in every corner of the state, in..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:38): I was recently joined by the Acting Premier and the Minister for Transport Infrastructure at the new Tarneit Road bridge in Werribee. This outstanding new bridge removes the dangerous and congested Cherry Street..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: EMPLOYMENT

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:20): I rise to inform the house about the state’s midyear financial report, which shows that 170 000 Victorians found employment between September and December 2020—the largest increase in the nation. The boost in employment shows..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: ST ANDREW’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, WERRIBEE

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:45): I am pleased to update the house today on two initiatives making a difference to the lives of young people in my electorate of Werribee. Thanks to the Andrews Labor government, St Andrew’s Catholic..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WYNDHAM STREET SURFER BUS

MR PALLAS: I was also pleased to launch the new Wyndham Street Surfer Bus, supported by a $1 million investment from the Andrews Labor government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $560 000 from Wyndham City Council. This brand new bus replaces an older model and has already hit..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:05): I rise to talk about the enormous difficulties that Victorians have endured—workers, businesses and everyone right across the state—during the most recent lockdown. But of course this government also knows that the only..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:46): I am pleased to update the house on two new exciting developments in the Werribee community. A couple of weeks ago I officially opened Riverbend Primary School in Wyndham Vale, one of 14 new..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVALS

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:42): It gives me great pleasure to update the house on the recent milestone achieved by the Andrews Labor government in my electorate of Werribee: removing the state’s 45th most dangerous and congested level crossing…

MINISTERS STATEMENT: ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:06): Thanks very much, Speaker, and it is good to be back. The Victorian economy is roaring back, and it is demonstrating that it is back in its natural place of leadership of the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT : WERRIBEE ELECTORATE FUNDING

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:44): I rise today to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is delivering for my great electorate of Werribee. As we move towards COVID normal we are in a position to..