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More Than 460,000 Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Victoria’s jobs growth continues, with 10,000 jobs created in March alone, and the State’s unemployment rate dropping to 4.6 per cent. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows more than 123,000 people found a job in Victoria in the year to March 2019 – the largest percentage increase of all the states. Importantly, the […]

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Statement On Victorian Budget

The Andrews Labor Government has made the decision to postpone its budget until after the federal election due to the stark difference being offered to our state by Federal Labor and the Federal Liberals and Nationals. Until we know who we will be dealing with in Canberra, it would be irresponsible to finalise our budget […]

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Helping Aboriginal Victorians Buy Their First Home

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to make home ownership more affordable for Aboriginal Victorians by extending its already successful HomesVic pilot. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today officially launched the HomesVic Aboriginal Victorians Shared Equity Program, which will help up to 40 Aboriginal Victorians get on the first rung of the property ladder. Eligible applicants […]

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Morrison Fails Fair Share Test On Victorian Infrastructure

On the eve of the election, the Morrison minority government has again failed to give Victoria its fair share of infrastructure funding. After six long years of Victorians losing out to Sydney on infrastructure – the Morrison minority government has tonight confirmed that Victoria still won’t get its fair share of funding. According to the […]

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Unemployment In Regional Vic The Lowest In The Nation

Victoria’s regional unemployment is the lowest in the nation, with more and more people finding work outside Melbourne. New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows, an extra 10,200 people found a job in regional Victoria in the three months to February, more than double the number of jobs created in regional NSW. Victoria’s regional […]

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Cutting Red Tape In Victoria’s Planning Processes

The Andrews Labor Government has ordered a comprehensive review of Victoria’s building and planning approvals processes to remove red tape, and streamline local and state government planning systems. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas and Planning Minister Richard Wynne have instructed the Red Tape Commissioner complete a review, aimed at removing delays and support the delivery of […]

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Victoria’s Construction Continues To Grow

Victoria’s construction sector continues to lead the nation, with engineering construction growing by 13.4 per cent in the past year – the highest annual growth rate of the mainland states and bucking the national trend. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows engineering construction in Victoria grew by $490 million over the year to December […]

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450,000 Jobs For Victorians Under An Andrews Labor Government

Victoria’s economy continues to perform strongly – recording the highest annual jobs growth of all the states – and creating nearly half a million jobs for Victorians since the Andrews Labor Government was first elected. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today shows more than 136,000 people found a job in Victoria in the […]

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Jobs, Infrastructure And Investment Driving Victoria

Jobs growth and record infrastructure investment have solidified Victoria’s position as the nation’s strongest economy. The state’s 2018-19 mid-year financial report shows our economy is well-equipped to meet any future challenges – including a softening property market – and that our record infrastructure investment continues to create jobs for tens of thousands of Victorians. Growth […]

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Victoria’s Economy Continues To Deliver

Victoria’s economy continues to set the pace, recording the highest rate of growth for state final demand in the nation over the year to December 2018. Australian Bureau of Statistics data today confirmed Victoria’s state final demand grew by 5.2 per cent over the year, the highest growth rate of all the states and more […]

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