Strong building approval and retail trade results announced by the
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) demonstrate the strength of the
Victorian economy, Treasurer Michael O’Brien said today.
The latest ABS figures show that the total value of building work approved
in Victoria increased... (04-Apr)
A strong population growth result announced by the Australian Bureau of
Statistics is another vote of confidence in the Victorian economy,
Treasurer Michael O’Brien said today.
According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released
today, Victoria’s population growt... (28-Mar)
Regional labour force participation in Victoria remains steady according to
the latest Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) figures released today,
despite regional Victoria facing significant challenges from the
Commonwealth Government, Treasurer Michael O’Brien said.
“Regional Vict... (21-Mar)
Victorians are once again set to receive an unfair share of the annual
carve up of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), with Victoria’s share of GST
declining again, Treasurer Michael O’Brien said today.
“In 2013-14 Victoria will only receive 90 cents in each dollar of GST paid,
The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have today announced a voluntary
strategic purchase program for eligible irrigators under the
Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project.
Minister for Water Peter Walsh said the Victorian Coalition Government had
secured the Commonwealth’s agreemen... (18-Mar)
The Victorian Coalition Government will introduce tough new match fixing
legislation to Parliament this week in order to protect the integrity of
the state’s multi-billion dollar sporting industry, Premier Ted Baillieu
Mr Baillieu said that under th... (05-Mar)
Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien today opened a new electrical
substation at Gisborne which will ensure secure and reliable power for this
fast growing region.
Mr O’Brien said the new $13.7 million Gisborne Zone Substation has been
built by electricity distributor Powerc... (27-Feb)
Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien today reminded Victorians
they have until this Thursday to have their say on a draft National
Harmonised Regulatory Framework for coal seam gas.
The national framework process considers leading practice approaches to the
regulation of the coal ... (25-Feb)
The Victorian Coalition Government has introduced legislation to enable
neighbourhood disputes in company title buildings to be determined at the
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), rather than the Supreme
Consumer Affairs Minister Michael O’Brien introduced the Comp... (20-Feb)
Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien and Members for Western
Metropolitan Region Bernie Finn and Andrew Elsbury have welcomed the
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s (VCGLR)
declaration of Footscray CBD and surrounding areas as a designated area.