Category: Treasurer

Victorians’ Confidence In Economy Strengthens

Victoria’s economic credentials received a further boost today, with new figures showing consumer sentiment 5.1 per cent higher than this time last year, buoyed by the strength of the state’s economy and jobs market. Acting Treasurer Robin Scott welcomed the Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index data, which shows consumer sentiment is 18 per cent higher […]

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Victorian Retail Sales Outpace The Nation

The steady flow of strong economic data has continued, with retail sales figures today showing that the value of Victoria’s retail sales grew faster than the national average and the equal highest among the states in November 2017. Today’s figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that in the year to November […]

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Victoria Leads The Nation’s Building Approvals

In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the total value of Victorian building approvals increased by 28.5 per cent to $4.6 billion in November 2017, and […]

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New Reporting Service To Protect TAC Clients

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Transport Accident Commission (TAC) clients to report incidents of abuse and neglect with the introduction of a new hotline. The TAC’s new Abuse and Neglect Report line is a telephone service providing advice and referral to clients concerned about abuse and neglect by TAC funded services. […]

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Turnbull Slammed Again For Dudding Victoria

Extraordinary comments from Coalition MPs in today’s Herald Sun show that even Malcolm Turnbull’s mates think that he’s dudding Victoria. One MP said, “Everyone (is) trying to work out why we’re backing him if he’s not backing us in Victoria. Everyone’s pretty pissed off at the moment” and accused the Prime Minister for Sydney of […]

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New World-Class University Campus For Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to create a world-class university campus in the heart of Fishermans Bend – driving highly-skilled jobs of the future and new investment opportunities. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll, and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis AC to […]

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Prime Minister For Sydney Strikes Again, Duds Victoria

The Prime Minister for Sydney, Malcolm Turnbull, has struck again, appointing fellow New South Welshman Barnaby Joyce as Infrastructure Minister, in a sure sign Victoria can forget about ever getting its fair share of federal infrastructure funding. Loyal Victorian Darren Chester has been dumped from Cabinet altogether, clearly paying a price for standing up for […]

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Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported by a strong labour market and growing population, […]

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Almost 320,000 New Victorian Jobs In Three Years

Victoria’s tremendous jobs growth shows no sign of slowing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming today that nearly 320,000 jobs have been created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. This is the highest employment growth in Australia in both absolute and percentage terms. More than two thirds of the 319,100 jobs, a […]

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Jobs Boost For Gippsland With New Mine Investment

More than 500 new jobs are set to be created in East Gippsland on the back of a new multi-million dollar investment in the Stockman zinc-copper mine project near Benambra. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas welcomed the announcement, which will see new owners revitalise plans for its development. Copper is a key input for Victoria’s […]

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