Category: Treasurer

Economic Activity And Jobs Growth The Best In The Nation

Victoria’s economy is now the only state in Australia with above trend economic growth and improving momentum, according to the latest ANZ Stateometer Report. The December report, published today by ANZ, highlights the on-going strength in the Victorian labour market which is continuing to support the State’s strong economy. This coincides with the latest jobs […]

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Upgrading Outer West Roads And Easing Congestion

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing eight congested roads in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs with three consortiums shortlisted for the $1.8 billion road and maintenance upgrade. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas has announced that consortia Netflow, Western Improvement Network and Western Roads Partnerships have been short-listed to tender for […]

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Victoria Steps Up On Housing Affordability

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $16.4 million to accelerate planning and approval processes to ensure the supply of new housing in Victoria more than meets the annual demand. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced Victoria was taking the lead on improving housing affordability and would extend its Streamlining for Growth Program for three more years […]

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Victorian Regional Employment Growth Best In Australia

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to 5 per cent in the December quarter, the lowest it has been since the Andrews Labor Government came to office in November 2014. The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed regional employment increased by 16,400 persons for the December quarter, the highest increase in […]

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CommSec: Victorian Economy Continues To Shine

Victoria continues to outshine the rest of the nation as the place where people want to live, with the state’s population growth coming out on top in today’s CommSec State of the States report. Victoria was also listed as number one for housing finance, underlining overall confidence in the property market. The key indicator is […]

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Victoria: More New Jobs In 2016 Than Rest Of The Nation Combined

There are more people employed in Victoria than ever before, and there have been almost 200,000 extra jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government came to office in November 2014. The latest data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that there were an extra 13,600 people in a job in December. […]

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Victorian Consumer Confidence Gains Momentum

Victoria’s strong economic credentials continue to strengthen consumer confidence among Victorians, with the latest consumer sentiment index up 5.7 per cent for the final month of 2016. According to the latest Westpac Melbourne Institute report released today, Victorians are the second most confident in the nation, with the index well into positive territory at 103.7 […]

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Joint Statement Regarding Portland Smelter Negotiations

Significant progress has been made over the weekend, with great demonstrations of good faith from all parties working to find a solution for the future of the Portland smelter. All parties are committed to working towards finalising a positive outcome in the very near future.

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Lake Fyans Sod Turn Marks Exciting Future

Treasurer Tim Pallas today turned the first sod on the $250,000 redevelopment of the Lake Fyans project which will see even more visitors flock to the pristine Grampians region. In April 2016 the Andrews Labor Government announced funding of $187,500 towards the project to boost local tourism, create new jobs and support the iconic Grampians. […]

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More Jobs For Stawell With Frewstal Abattoir Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with creating employment opportunities in Stawell, with the announcement today of 30 new jobs at the Frewstal abattoir, the towns largest private sector employer. The Labor Government’s support of the Frewstal abattoir expansion, which is now in the final stages of construction, will safeguard more than 450 existing […]

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