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More Jobs For Regional Victoria As Unemployment Drops

Almost 60,000 jobs have been created in regional Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government. Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that employment in regional Victoria grew by 18,700 people in the three months to June, with the unemployment rate dropping to 5.1 per cent. Since we took office, some 59,800 regional […]

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It’s Official: More Than A Quarter Of A Million Jobs

More than a quarter of a million jobs have been created in Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today, with almost 70 per cent of them full time. The latest ABS data shows 250,100 jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014, with 172,900 of them full […]

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Opening Up The World To Our Best And Brightest

Some of Victoria’s best and brightest IT students will have the opportunity to travel to China and learn from the world’s largest telecommunications supplier Huawei Technologies, as part of a three-year agreement secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Under the program, fifteen students from RMIT University will travel to China for three weeks where they […]

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Another Positive Report Card For Victoria’s Economy

Victoria’s robust economy today received another healthy report card, with forecast growth of 3.1 per cent for 2017-18 to be bolstered by strong engineering and infrastructure investment, and a growing population, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) release. The 2017 June quarter Business Outlook report calls out Victoria’s jobs growth as particularly strong […]

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Promoting Victoria On The World Stage

Treasurer Tim Pallas today began a two-week international visit to promote Victorian industry and infrastructure investment opportunities, and discuss the latest economic trends and considerations with key global partners. In co-operation with the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Mr Pallas will visit China to meet with global ICT solutions provider Huawei at their global headquarters, to […]

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$1 Million More For Back To Work In Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government’s successful Back to Work Scheme will continue to run in the Latrobe Valley for workers affected by the closure of the Hazelwood Power Plant and the unemployed living in the region. The extension of the scheme is part of a $266 million investment in the revitalisation of the Latrobe Valley and […]

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Melbourne, Regional Victoria Is Ready When You Are

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to attract people to regional Victoria, on the eve of payroll tax cuts for businesses and significant new support for first home buyers in regional Victoria. Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford in Ballarat today to launch the “Ready when you are” […]

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Bang On Target For More Jobs In Melbourne’s West

Jobs and opportunities in Melbourne’s west continue to grow, with construction underway on an exciting new Target Australia development in Melbourne’s west. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and the Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today broke ground on Target’s new national headquarters in Williams Landing, which will accommodate 850 employees. Target’s move reflects […]

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New Appointments For Victoria’s Treasury Corporation

The Victorian Government has appointed Cassandra Kelly as the new Chair of the Board of the Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), and Helen Thornton as Deputy Chair, effective from 1 July 2017. Ms Kelly is currently a TCV board Member and Deputy Chair and  replaces Robert Hunt, who recently tendered his resignation as the Chair […]

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Tax Cuts Secured For Businesses And First Home Buyers

Thousands of Victorian first home buyers and businesses will benefit from stamp duty relief and payroll tax cuts from 1 July, with the passage of the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill through Victorian Parliament today. From 1 July, the payroll tax-free threshold will increase to $625,000, and from 1 July 2018 to $650,000. This will […]

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