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Turnbull Government Confirms It’s Ripping Off Victorians

The Turnbull Government this morning confirmed that it is ripping off Victorians when it comes to funding vital infrastructure. Giving testimony at Senate Budget Estimates hearings this morning, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development confirmed that the recent federal budget does not include a single extra dollar for Victorian infrastructure. This is despite the […]

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Victorian Jobs Market Continues To Thrive

Victoria continues to lead the nation in jobs growth, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirming the highest monthly growth in job creation among the states. For the month of April, there were 18,600 new jobs created in Victoria, representing nearly half of all new jobs created across the nation. In the year […]

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It’s Time To Give Victoria Its Fair Share

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Turnbull Government to finally give Victoria its fair share in tomorrow’s federal budget, and with it, end a string of federal budgets that have short-changed Victorians to the tune of billions of dollars. Victorians continues to be dudded by the Sydney-centric Prime Minister – despite Victoria making […]

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Massive Boost For Regional Businesses In Geelong

Local businesses in Geelong are set to receive a tax free boost from the Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to payroll tax which will help create jobs. In a massive boost to regional economies, the Victorian Budget 2017/18 handed down by the Treasurer Tim Pallas this week, will reduce the payroll tax rate by 25 per […]

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A responsible and fair budget that delivers what matters

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its record of responsible financial management, with the Victorian Budget 2017/18 confirming strong surpluses and continued jobs growth over the next four years, while delivering the services and projects that really matter. The Budget builds on the solid foundations of the last two and a half years and reinforces […]

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More tax cuts to help Victorian business create jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is substantially reducing payroll tax for the second Budget in a row to help business create jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 cuts payroll tax by bringing forward the timeline of last year’s tax cuts, and reduces payroll tax by 25 per cent for regional businesses to create more jobs in regional […]

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Getting on with the job

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job, keeping our promises, and delivering on the things that really matter to Victorians. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 reinforces the Labor Government’s track record of strong financial management, with a surplus of $1.2 billion in 17/18, surpluses averaging $2.4 billion over the forward estimates, and lower […]

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Treasurer Roars His Support For Whitelion

Treasurer Tim Pallas is proud to nominate Whitelion as his 2017-18 Budget charity. Whitelion supports at-risk youth to engage with their communities by offering mentoring and outreach services, and connecting them to education, training and employment opportunities. The organisation has supported thousands of young Victorians to reach their full potential for almost 20 years. Each […]

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Special Exemption For First Home Buyers In Defence Forces

Victorian members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are set to receive a special exemption under the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). Recognising that ADF personnel often cannot live at home while they serve abroad or live on base, the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes an exemption for our servicemen and women from […]

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Keeping Melbourne The Ultimate Sports And Events Capital

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure Melbourne remains the global home of sport and entertainment, by giving Melbourne Park the best facilities in the world. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment. Announced as part of the Victorian Budget […]

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