Find out about our Ministers and their responsibilities

Treasurer – Tim Pallas MP

Tim Pallas MP commenced as Treasurer of Victoria in December 2014.

The Treasurer is the minister with oversight of government revenue and expenditure, including:

  • preparing and delivering the annual State Budget
  • promoting economic growth across the State of Victoria
  • promoting and encouraging investment opportunities in Victoria from interstate and abroad
  • developing the fiscal objectives and strategy for the State of Victoria
  • overseeing the economic policy and economic strategy of the Government
  • driving wages policy, which operates in conjunction with the industrial relations policies as developed and administered by the Industrial Relations Minister
  • overseeing the planning and delivery of major infrastructure projects undertaken across government
  • administering the Market‑led Proposals Guideline, which provides the State with the means to access new and innovative ideas from the private sector
  • revenue policy and collection for the State of Victoria, including stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax
  • borrowing, investment and financial arrangements to hedge, protect and manage the State’s financial interests
  • providing investment and fund management services to the State and its statutory authorities.

Tim Pallas MP is also Minister for Resources.

Minister for Finance – Robin Scott MP

Robin Scott MP commenced as Minister for Finance in December 2014.

The Minister’s primary responsibilities are:

  • WorkSafe Victoria, the statutory body that manages the insurance scheme for workplace accident compensation and rehabilitation, and occupational health and safety
  • the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service
  • the insurance operations of the Transport Accident Commission, the statutory body that manages the no fault insurance scheme for transport accident compensation and rehabilitation
  • the State’s financial reporting and accountability framework
  • whole of Victorian Government financial management and risk management frameworks
  • whole of Victorian Government purchasing and procurement arrangements including oversight of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board
  • overseeing the insurance policy for the State (the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority)
  • the Victorian Government’s intellectual property policy
  • overseeing superannuation policy for the State and oversight of the Emergency Services Superannuation Scheme
  • the Victorian Government’s motor vehicle fleet
  • whole of Victorian Government landholding policy and coordination of government land sales
  • whole of Victorian Government accommodation planning and policies through the Shared Service Provider
  • the Essential Services Commission, the independent economic regulator of the State’s essential services
  • the Registrar of housing agencies, who regulates Victoria’s registered community housing agencies
  • overseeing the Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency and Medical Panels.

Minister Scott is also Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Reviewed 02/03/2018
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