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Tim Pallas to address VTA Treasurer’s Breakfast

The Treasurer will discuss the budget at length at a special VTA Treasurer’s Breakfast. Image: Victorian Transport Association.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is pleased to announce Tim Pallas, the Treasurer of Victoria, will address the VTA Treasurer’s Breakfast on Tuesday June 04 at The Hotel Windsor.

The Treasurer’s Breakfast continues the VTA series of Ministerial Breakfast events, which has seen several Victorian ministers, the Treasurer, and the Premier address VTA members and associate members on key issues confronting the transport industry. Tim is also Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Trade and Investment.

“At the breakfast the Treasurer will reflect on the key objectives of the budget, along with the associated implications for the policy and economic priorities of the Allan Labor government,” says VTA CEO Peter Anderson.

“The breakfast comes at a critical juncture for the Victorian economy and weeks after Tim Pallas delivering a record 10th State Budget, making him Victoria’s longest-serving Treasurer.”

Tim was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006 and is the state member for Werribee, previously serving in the Bracks and Brumby governments as Minister for Roads and Ports, and later added Major Projects to his responsibilities.

As Minister for Roads, Tim delivered EastLink, oversaw the M1 Upgrade, the construction of the Deer Park Bypass and Geelong Ring Road, completed the upgrade of the Calder Freeway to improve links to Bendigo, and was responsible for commencing the Peninsula Link project on the Mornington Peninsula.

“There is significant interest from many stakeholders in this year’s Victorian and federal budget – set for delivery next week – in view of the challenging state and national economic conditions, and I’m certainly looking forward to hearing from the Treasurer,” adds Peter.

Tim’s first budget as Treasurer in May 2015 delivered the biggest education budget and investment in public transport in the state’s history.

His second budget in April 2016 included the single biggest school capital investment in Victoria’s history as well as the new Metro Tunnel.

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