Bridget McKenzie is the new Minister for Agriculture and the first female to hold the portfolio in the Commonwealth’s history.
Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest mark on record and at just 4.2 per cent, remains the lowest of all the states.
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement of the new Federal Government ministry.
“Housing is a national priority and the appointment of Michael Sukkar as Minister for Housing is recognition of this fact,” stated Graham Wolfe, HIA’s Managing Director.
“The Victorian Government has delivered on many of its election promises in this year’s (2019) Budget, despite difficult budget circumstances,” Victorian Head of Ai Group, Tim Piper, said.
The Property Council of Australia has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition on 2019’s federal election result.
The Victorian Government is warning farmers and earthmoving contractors to be safe around dams following two serious incidents in April 2019, including a fatality.
The Property Council of Australia has called for cities policy to be a priority for the next federal government.
“Recent proposals to make changes to the ‘457’ skilled working visa will not address the bigger problem of how to fill the shortage of skilled trades people available to build new homes and apartments,” said HIA Managing Director, Graham Wolfe.
“Ai Group welcomes the ALP’s Plan for Skills, TAFE and Apprentices. This plan squarely focusses on strengthening the skills and training system, with a special emphasis on apprenticeships,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.