Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth

Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth will return Victoria to an economic powerhouse by creating jobs for Victorian families, investing in skills and training and providing an infrastructure pipeline. The plan provides 67 practical and affordable initiatives that will secure Victoria’s economic future and undo the damage of the Coalition Government’s failure to act.

On the watch of both Ted Baillieu and Denis Napthine, thousands of Victorian workers have lost their jobs, businesses have closed-up shop and confidence has collapsed. Instead of taking immediate action to kick-start the local economy, this government has been asleep at the wheel and any plans offered are decades away from making a real difference here and now.

In the absence of a policy from the Coalition, Victorian Labor has developed a plan in consultation with industry, business and community leaders to boost the Victorian economy and get it back on a sustainable footing.

Victoria Labor’s plan has been developed through extensive forums and consultations throughout Victoria. We have heard the same thing time and time again – when will the Coalition get serious about creating an environment for jobs and investment?

A future Victorian Labor Government will:

  • Fund TAFEs and crack down on unscrupulous training providers
  • Establish Infrastructure Victoria to plan the State’s infrastructure priorities
  • Establish Projects Victoria to deliver critical major projects
  • Determine the viability of Bay West as the location for Victoria’s future container port
  • Protect WorkCover from government plunder
  • Establish robust regulatory burden reduction measures
  • Support Victorian businesses seeking to tap into the resources boom
  • Protect Melbourne Airport’s curfew-free status from inappropriate development
  • Support Victorian regional councils seeking to develop crucial infrastructure; and
  • Ensure the Victorian Government’s procurement processes support local jobs and businesses.

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