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Ministers statements: government achievements

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:26:13) — I rise to update the house on how the Victorian economy is booming thanks to the Andrews Labor government’s record investment in infrastructure, skills and training. Victoria’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in seven years…

Ministers statements: Automotive Transition Taskforce

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:35:47) — I rise to update the house on the achievements of the Andrews Labor government’s automotive transition plan and the work of the Automotive Transition Taskforce. When we came to government in 2014 Holden, Ford and Toyota had announced..

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..