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Driving The Economic Boom In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering huge boosts to local engineering construction and building activity, with Victorians feeling more confident about their financial future, according to the latest data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirmed Victorian engineering construction activity was valued at a total $16.7 billion in the 12 months to September 2018 […]

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Victoria’s Construction Sector Leads A Strong Economy

Victoria’s building industry is among the strongest in the nation, with the Andrews Labor Government’s sound financial management creating jobs and ensuring the state’s economy continues to grow. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the value of Victorian building approvals for the year to November 2018 was worth $39.5 billion. For […]

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Melbourne Park Set To Serve Up The Australian Open

        With only a week to go until Australian Open 2019 kicks off, Melbourne Park is on top of its game and ready to host the biggest names in world tennis. Acting Premier Tim Pallas joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley today to tour new facilities delivered as part of the […]

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New Contracts Putting Passengers First

One year on, the Andrews Labor Government’s new contracts for Melbourne’s train and tram operators are delivering a better overall passenger experience including fewer faults and cancellations. New data shows passengers are seeing significant benefits, with new measures and reports from mystery shoppers resulting in clearer announcements, less graffiti and cleaner stations. Since the introduction […]

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New Communities To Ease Housing Demand And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting land supply and making housing more affordable, with two new communities in Melbourne’s north-west. Newly approved communities of Sunbury South and Lancefield Road will provide 19,000 homes and 6,000 jobs close to schools, trains and upgraded roads. This fulfils the Labor Government’s commitment to ensure a 15-year land supply […]

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Jobs Boost As Regional Unemployment Hits Record Low

Employment in Victoria’s regions continues to boom with the regional unemployment rate falling even further in the three months to November, to just 4.4 per cent – the equal lowest rate on record. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is now the lowest in the nation – […]

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426,800 Jobs Created In Four Years – Highest In The Nation

New data shows Victoria is again leading the nation, with nearly 427,000 jobs created by the Andrews Labor Government during its first term – nearly 300,000 of them full-time. New labour force figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show more than 30,000 jobs were created in the past month alone – more than […]

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Delivering Better Facilities For The Daughters Of The West

The Western Bulldogs AFLW team is a step closer to getting the elite facilities they deserve with work underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $5 million upgrade of facilities at Whitten Oval Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Western Bulldogs premiership star Libby Birch at the Kennel today to inspect the works, which will deliver new change […]

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Delivering A Strong Economy For Victorian Families

The 2018-19 Budget Update released today shows Victoria remains the engine room of the national economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and ensuring the state’s growing prosperity is shared by all Victorians. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises – building new schools and hospitals, investing in public transport and roads, making […]

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Bendigo Set For The Sky As Qantas Touches Down

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a historic Qantas service between Bendigo and Sydney. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards were at Bendigo Airport today for the inaugural touchdown of the Q300 turboprop aircraft. The return service will operate six days a week and […]

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