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2024-25 Victorian Budget


08 May 2024 On Tuesday 07 May 2024, Victorian Treasurer the Hon. Tim Pallas MP delivered the first Budget of the Allan Labor Government and the tenth consecutive Budget of the Victorian Labor Government. The 2024-25 Victorian Budget is centred on helping families facing cost of living pressures and on fiscal discipline as governments around… Continue reading 2024-25 Victorian Budget

Victorian 2023-24 Budget Update


15 December 2023 On Friday 15 December, Victorian Treasurer the Hon. Tim Pallas MP released the Victorian Government’s 2023-24 Budget Update. The Budget Update forecasts that an operating cash surplus will be delivered each year of the forward period and a $1 billion overall operating surplus achieved in 2025-26 which will be then increased in… Continue reading Victorian 2023-24 Budget Update

First Ministry of the Allan Labor Government


On Tuesday 26 September, Daniel Andrews announced his resignation as the Premier of Victoria and Member for Mulgrave. After almost nine years at the helm of the Victorian Government and twenty-one years in the Victorian Parliament Daniel Andrews decided now was the right time to leave. In 2010, Andrews became Victorian Labor Leader and just… Continue reading First Ministry of the Allan Labor Government

Victoria’s Housing Statement


20 September 2023 This morning the Andrews Labor Government released Victoria’s Housing Statement. The statement outlines the Government’s plan to build an extra 800,000 new homes over a decade through planning reforms. The statement also includes a 7.5% levy on short stay accommodation, rental reforms, and a plan to redevelop all of Victoria’s 44 high-rise… Continue reading Victoria’s Housing Statement

The week that was in Victorian politics


 24 July 2023 The week beginning 17th of July 2023 in Victorian politics has been significant in delivering substantial reforms to reduce gambling harm caused by electronic gaming machines, or ‘pokies’. The Government also made the difficult decision to cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games with excessive revised costs associated with hosting the Games being the… Continue reading The week that was in Victorian politics

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