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Australia’s Food And Fashion Capital Tops Retail Trade

Victoria’s retail trade growth was the highest of all the states over the year to March 2018, confirming once again our status as the nation’s food and fashion capital. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today confirms that Victoria’s retail trade grew by 5.5 per cent over the year to March – the highest […]

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Fixing Electricity Connection Times For New Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to reduce delays in connecting power to new houses, to get more Victorians into homes quicker. The Labor Government has asked the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to investigate the practices of electricity distribution businesses that connect electricity to Victoria’s new property developments. The ESC will provide urgent advice […]

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Growing The Economy And Getting Things Done

Victoria is leading the nation with bumper building growth and a solid boost to the state’s thriving international goods trade, reflecting Victoria’s position as the nation’s powerhouse economy. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows the value of Victoria’s building approvals totalled $41.4 billion for the twelve months to March – the highest in […]

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More help to ease cost of living pressure

Victorians will get more help to make ends meet, with a Budget boost to help ease the cost of living across our state. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus to help Victorian families get a better deal from power companies. To receive a $50 bonus, households will have […]

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Creating jobs and growing businesses in regional Victoria

Thousands of new jobs will be created in regional Victoria, with the Andrews Labor Government slashing payroll tax for regional businesses, making it the lowest in Australia. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on last year’s tax cuts and further reduces tax for regional businesses, cutting the regional payroll tax rate to 2.425 per cent – […]

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A strong economy for a stronger Victoria

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers a strong surplus, continued jobs growth, and invests in the projects and services that matter to our state. The Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic record continues, with the Budget delivering an estimated operating surplus of $1.4 billion in 2018-19, and surpluses averaging $2.5 billion over the forward estimates. Our state’s […]

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Treasurer Backs In Western Chances

Treasurer Tim Pallas is proud to nominate Western Chances as his 2018/19 Victorian Budget charity. Western Chances offers scholarships, opportunity programs and ongoing support to help break down the barriers to education faced by some students from across the Western Suburbs. The scholarships help to fund essential items, such as laptops, text books, specialist tuition […]

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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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