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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..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : ECONOMY

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (13:05): It is with great pride that I share with the house that business and growth in Victoria are making an inspiring resurgence—just like we knew that it would—and our strategies are bearing fruit…

MINISTERS STATEMENT : BUDGET 2020-2021

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:08): I said on budget day that this is a budget for jobs, and it absolutely is. Before the pandemic we saw that some 523 000 new Victorian jobs were created between November 2014 and March..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : BUDGET 2020-2021

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (13:16): It may have escaped the attention of some, but yesterday I delivered a budget—a budget that was probably the most important budget in living memory for this state, a budget that is about..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : COVID-19

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:12): Figures released this week show that consumer and business confidence is roaring back in Victoria. This confidence reflects the community’s understanding that Victoria is getting the virus under control, thanks to the good..

MEMBERS STATEMENT : WERRIBEE OPEN RANGE ZOO

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:36): I recently had the pleasure of showing the Premier and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change around the fantastic Werribee Open Range Zoo, although I suspect it was not their first..

MINISTERS STATEMENT : COVID-19

MR PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (13:24): There is an intrinsic link between the health of one’s people and the health of the economy. The mounting evidence around the world is..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (09:49): I rise to acknowledge the thousands of families in my electorate of Werribee who stepped up to help stop this deadly spread of coronavirus…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:26): I want to advise the house about the work that the Andrews government is doing in getting on with the job of delivering for businesses,..