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Helping Kids In Melbourne’s West Get To School

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the schools-myki project in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which offers free myki cards to students experiencing homelessness or family violence, to travel to and from school. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced additional funding of $175,000 for the project, which will now run through to the end […]

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Funding Boost For Gymnastics To Also Make A Splash

Kids in Melbourne’s outer suburbs will be able to learn to swim and tumble, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government loan to the Belgravia Group to construct gymnastics and learn to swim facilities at four sites around the city. During a visit today to Grange P-12 College in Hoppers Crossing, Treasurer and Member for Werribee […]

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Victoria – The Best Economy In The Nation

Victoria has the best performing economy in Australia, boosting businesses and creating jobs in every corner of the state. The latest CommSec State of the States report, released today, shows Victoria’s economic activity during the June quarter was 26.7 per cent above its decade-average – ahead of ahead of NSW and well above the national […]

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Victoria – A ‘National Engineering Powerhouse’

The Victorian State of Engineering Report has highlighted the immense environmental, social and economic benefits that engineers bring to the state. Led by Victoria’s inaugural Chief Engineer, Dr Collette Burke, the report released today finds that engineering-enabled industries are responsible for more than 600,000 jobs and contribute nearly a quarter of Victoria’s gross state product. […]

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Backing Female Footy Players In Williamstown

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Victorian Football League (VFL) and female participation in sport, by providing $1.5 million to upgrade the home of the Williamstown Football Club. Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance Daniel Mulino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced the funding, which will enable the club to build two […]

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Regional Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest In The Country

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped once again and is now at its the lowest point in seven years – with 8,400 new jobs created in the September quarter. New data released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics shows the regional unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.5 per cent last quarter – […]

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Victorians Saving Big Buying Their First Home

The Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking efforts to make it easier for people to buy their first home has saved Victorians more than $185 million in just three months. From July to September this year, 8,205 people benefitted from a stamp duty exemption or concession – saving them $147 million – while 2,943 Victorians received a […]

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20,000 New Jobs Drives Unemployment To Seven-Year Low

Nation-leading jobs growth has driven Victoria’s unemployment rate down to 4.5 per cent – the lowest it’s been in more than seven years. More jobs were created in Victoria than anywhere else in the country, with new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing 20,000 new jobs were created in Victoria in the past […]

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More Support For At Risk Children And Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s leading social service providers to deliver more support for vulnerable children and young people disengaging from education, training and employment. As part of its $30 million Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative, the Labor Government has selected Berry Street and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), […]

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Cottoning On To More Jobs At Avalon

Avalon Airport is ready to soar with the opening of a new industrial precinct, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government investment to attract business and create jobs in the Geelong region. Treasurer Tim Pallas today opened the new state-of-the-art Cotton On National Distribution Centre at the new Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct. The new distribution centre […]

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