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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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Victoria Leads Nation On Key Economic Indicators Again

New data shows Victoria is leading the nation on business conditions, consumer sentiment and the increase in the value of building work completed. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show the value of building work completed in Victoria increased $623 million or 7 per cent in the June quarter, to $9.5 billion – more […]

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Ballarat West Employment Zone Powers Ahead

The Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) is going from strength-to-strength, with the Treasurer Tim Pallas today announcing four new tenants who will cumulatively bring 160 new jobs to the precinct. BWEZ is a $30 million joint initiative between the Andrews Labor Government and the City of Ballarat to support the region’s economic growth over the […]

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Win For Grassroots Sport In Ballarat And Moorabool

The Andrews Labor Government is fast-tracking the upgrade of key sporting facilities across Ballarat and Moorabool Shire to provide better recreational facilities for communities in regional Victoria. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the City of Ballarat and Moorabool Shire Council will receive $10 million and $1.6 million respectively, as part of the Community Sports […]

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A Bigger, Better Recreation Reserve For Ballan

Families in Ballan will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $3 million towards a major redevelopment of the Ballan Recreation Reserve. Right now, despite record levels of female participation and new families moving to the area, the facilities at Ballan Recreation Reserve are failing […]

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Feds Refuse To Listen, Shortchange Victoria In Process

Today’s meeting of state and territory treasurers has descended into farce with the new federal treasurer refusing to listen to the concerns of all states and territories around the distribution of GST. The proposal by the Morrison Government to upend the existing system of how GST is distributed between states is one that takes money […]

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