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Sourcing Materials To Keep Our Infrastructure Pipeline Strong

The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep the cost of raw materials down as it rolls out the strongest infrastructure pipeline in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $12.7 million for the Earth Resources Regulator (ERR) to ensure access to the rock, gravel, sand and other resources required to build the projects our […]

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Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s employment growth is the strongest in the nation, with 333,900 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today shows that in March alone, 26,400 jobs were created in Victoria – compared to just 4,900 across the nation. Victoria’s jobs result in March was […]

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Funding Boost To Support Disadvantaged Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting programs for disadvantaged adults and kids, with $4 million in funding through the Community Support Fund. The funding will allow Reclink to establish the ACTiVIC program, which will support over 1,500 youth and other Victorians experiencing disadvantage every year. The funding will enable Reclink to provide sports programs – […]

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Parliament Approves Snowy Sale To Benefit All Victorians

The Victorian Parliament has approved the historic sale of Victoria’s share of Snowy Hydro Limited, ratifying the agreement reached with the Commonwealth. As part of the historic agreement, Victoria will receive more than $2 billion from the Commonwealth that will benefit all Victorians. Unlike the Liberals and Nationals, who have already committed to spend the […]

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Victoria’s Nation-Leading Building Boom Boosting Jobs

New figures show the Andrews Labor Government has overseen an unprecedented building boom in Victoria, with engineering construction growth the strongest in the nation since December 2014. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today shows that Victorian engineering construction has grown 39.8 per cent since the Labor Government was elected. This is more than […]

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Desperate Liberal Stunt On GST Can’t Be Believed

Matthew Guy’s stunt on GST allocation and infrastructure funding is yet another desperate act from an increasingly desperate opposition leader. For three years, Matthew Guy and the Victorian Liberal Party have legitimatised the injustice that has been Malcolm Turnbull short-changing Victorians. Victoria is the fastest growing state and home to more than a quarter of […]

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A Recipe For Jobs And Investment In Melbourne’s North

A pasta maker will invest in advanced manufacturing technology to expand its operations and create new jobs in Melbourne’s north thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas visited Diseb Food Group in Somerton today to announce a Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) grant that will enable the company to embark […]

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Record Infrastructure Spend Drives Victoria’s Economy

The Victorian economy is strong, growing and well equipped to meet current and future challenges according to the 2017‑18 Mid‑Year Financial Report. Treasurer Tim Pallas released the report today, which shows an operating surplus for the General Government sector of $950 million for the six-month period ending 31 December 2017. A solid contributor to the strength of […]

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A Year On, Homes For Victorians Is Making Things Fair

Thousands of Victorians now have the comfort and security of a new home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking Homes for Victorians initiative. A year after its launch, more than 17,000 first home buyers have benefited from stamp duty exemptions and concessions, while more than 2,000 have received first home owner grants to break […]

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Giving Engineers A Cutting Edge

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to introduce a mandatory registration scheme for engineers – giving Victorian engineers an edge. The new scheme will ensure highly-qualified and experienced engineers develop and oversee the State’s most important projects – including the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and the Level Crossing Removal Project. […]

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