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Slashing Red Tape To Boost Local Businesses And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is making things easier for businesses, councils and industries across Victoria by slashing their regulatory burden, helping to grow the economy and create jobs. By November this year, the Labor Government will have delivered on its 2014 election promise to reduce Victoria’s gross regulatory burden by 25 per cent. More than […]

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Victorian Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.8 Per Cent

Victoria’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.8 per cent — its lowest rate in seven years – with more than 10,000 full-time jobs created in the month of August alone. Labour Force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows almost 73,000 new jobs have been created in the last twelve months – […]

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Million-Dollar Revamp For Morwell’s CBD

Morwell’s CBD is set to undergo a streetscape upgrade, courtesy of a $1 million grant from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing joined Latrobe City Council Mayor Darrell White to announce the grant today, which will allow work to get underway on the Future Morwell Streetscape Upgrade […]

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Gippsland Celebrates Two Year Anniversary Of Fracking Ban

The Gippsland community has celebrated the second anniversary of the Andrew Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban fracking and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Gippsland locals at Prom Country Cheese in Moyarra to celebrate […]

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Be Prepared: A New Home For Carrum Downs Scouts Group

The Carrum Downs Scouts Group will have a new permanent home, thanks to $250,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny to announce the funding, which will go towards the project. The new facility will include a mezzanine for meeting rooms, timber flooring, heating and cooling. It will […]

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Quicker Electricity Connection Times For New Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to speed up electricity connections to new residential developments by making the Industry more transparent and accountable, improving the supply of new housing for Victorians. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) will soon start implementing improvements to the regulatory framework to reduce delays in connection times. Where delays do occur, […]

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Low Interest Loans A Grassroots Winner For Sport

The Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme has been embraced by grassroots sports groups across Victoria. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that 37 applications have been received from councils, clubs, associations and educational institutions across Victoria seeking a total of $186.5 million towards $427 million worth of community sports projects. The […]

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Victoria – The Nation’s Economic Powerhouse

Victoria’s strong economy continues to prosper with state final demand growing by 5.2 per cent over the year to the June quarter –  the highest growth rate for a fiscal year since 2009-10. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows Victoria has the highest annual growth rate of any state in […]

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Building Skills, Leadership And Infrastructure Victoria Needs

Victoria will be better placed to deliver its record pipeline of infrastructure, with the creation of the Victorian Major Projects Leadership Academy that will focus on building and maintaining the talent needed to deliver complex infrastructure projects. The Academy will deliver on the Andrews Labor Government’s election commitment to build project delivery skills in the […]

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Two Years On: Labor Ban On Fracking Rock Solid

  Two years ago today, the Andrews Labor Government permanently banned the exploration and development of onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – and coal seam gas. Two years on, only Labor can be trusted to maintain the ban and protect Victoria’s agricultural sector – and the regional jobs, families […]

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