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MEMBERS STATEMENTS: Automotive Transition Taskforce

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:59:10) — When we came to government in November 2014, Holden, Ford and Toyota had announced that they would stop manufacturing in Victoria. Some thought the Victorian economy would struggle to recover. Economists predicted that gross state product would drop..

Ministers statements: Suburban Rail Loop

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (14:37:19) — I rise to update the house on how the Suburban Rail Loop will make it easier for hardworking Victorians to get to key industry and employment precincts. On this side of the house we know how critical it..

Ministers statements: Social Enterprise Strategy

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:39:47) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government’s Social Enterprise Strategy and social procurement framework are changing lives right across Victoria. Today may not be a good day to be a moderate Liberal, but..

Ministers statements: solar homes program

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:28:36) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government’s solar homes program will create thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships right across Victoria. My family, like many thousands at the time during the 1990s, felt..

NO CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (17:21:30) — I rise to speak against this motion, which is nothing more than a distraction. Incredibly, I think Peter Dutton is not the only one who has got his résumé out there today, is he? It is incredible. I..

MEMBER CONDUCT

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:52:32) — It is my pleasure to speak on the motion. I took a lot of notes while the member for Hawthorn was speaking. It was a very wideranging contribution he made. I gather from the member for Hawthorn’s contribution..

Ministers statements: employment policy

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:31:08) — I rise to inform the house that the Andrews government’s Local Jobs First legislation has now passed the Parliament, which will be a real game changer for local industry and local employment. I had the great pleasure of..

Lifting A Lara Defence Company To New Heights

A Lara defence manufacturer is boosting its operations to position itself to supply military countermeasures for the F35-Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Chemring Australia to announce a $1.2 million..

Ministers statements: JobsBank

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:19:43) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is assisting disadvantaged jobseekers into work through our flagship JobsBank program. JobsBank is linking leading Victorian businesses with some 200 jobseekers and getting them into meaningful employment…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Steel Industry

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:21:19) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews government’s record investment in infrastructure is delivering for our local steel industry and delivering local jobs for local Victorians. Last week I had the great pleasure to join..