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Neighbourhood Justice Centre Celebrates 10 Years

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre today celebrated its 10th anniversary of supporting the local community at a special event at the Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood. Since the centre opened its doors a decade ago, it has worked with local organisations and community members to tackle justice,..

Appointments To New Judicial Commission Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed four eminent Victorians to the Board of the Judicial Commission of Victoria, which will be up and running from July. To ensure the Commission is ready to start work from day one, Attorney-General Martin Pakula has appointed Claire Keating,..

Legal Year Officially Declared Open In Geelong

The legal year has officially kicked off in the state’s second largest city with a traditional ceremony at the Geelong Law Courts today. Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll joined judicial officers, indigenous elders and legal professionals from the Geelong region to attend the annual..

Funding Support For Aboriginal Land Negotiations

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $200,000 to Victoria’s Taungurung people to continue their native title negotiations. Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll announced the funding today, which will support the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to reach an agreement with the State under Victoria’s Traditional Owner..

Reporting For Duty: More Police And PSOs Hit The Beat

An extra 20 police officers and 19 Protective Services Officers (PSOs) have made the pledge to keep Victorians safe as recruitment ramps up at the Victoria Police Academy. Police Squad 18 and PSO Squad 2 today celebrated their graduations at the Academy in Glen Waverley…

Safer Streets: New Police And Custody Officers

Another 19 police officers and 21 Police Custody Officers (PCOs) will join the force from next week as Victoria Police and the Andrews Labor Government continue to deliver the resources needed to keep the community safe. Visiting the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley today,..

Building the Education State in Niddrie

  Students in the electorate of Niddrie are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget.   Essendon Keilor College will receive $10 million to completely rebuild the Niddrie junior campus with new classrooms, specialist areas and administration areas, as well as..

Prisons Bring Jobs To Regional Victoria

Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll is today visitingBeechworth Correctional Centre and Dhurringile Prison.   Representing the Minister for Corrections, Wade Noonan, Mr Carrollattended the graduation of 20 prison officers at Dhurringile.   Mr Carroll said the graduations highlighted how prisons bring jobs toregionalVictoria.  ..

Community To Win Support For Local Road Safety Solutions

Member for Niddrie, Ben Carroll MP has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues.   The latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants programis open to not-for-profit registered groups, which are able to..

Carroll & Labor to deliver lifesaving defibrillators

21 August 2014 Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll has today welcomed the announcement that a Labor Government will deliver 1,000 defibrillators to Victorian sports clubs and facilities if elected in November. “This is terrific news for our local sporting community, and sports clubs right across Victoria,”..

Carroll demands action on intersection

Carroll demands action on intersection at Newman Street & Keilor Road, Niddrie 07/07/14 Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll has today written to Victoria’s Transport Minister to demand action on the notorious and dangerous intersection at Keilor Road and Newman Street, Niddrie where vehicles enter and exit the..

Carroll Listens To Local Taxi Concerns

State Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll MP today met with concerned taxi licence holders and their spouses to discuss the Napthine Government’s reforms to the industry. Mr Carroll took the step to hear directly from the licence holders who would be affected. “Many licence holders..

Napthine Refuses To Reverse Ted’s TAFE Cuts

New Premier Denis Napthine today told parliament he would not reverse the damaging cuts made to Victoria’s TAFE system, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today. Mr Andrews said despite installing a new leader in Denis Napthine, it was clear in question time that the Liberal..

Ambulance Services Struggling With Unplanned Leave

Regional Victoria has been left without an ambulance on duty, with 1013 shifts being left unfilled in 2011 due to the higher number of unplanned leave hours, Labor’s Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade Noonan, said today. Ambulance paramedics in regional and rural areas of the..

Baillieu Fails To Rule Out Shutting Down VicHealth

The Baillieu Government has failed to rule out shutting down VicHealth, a recognised world leader in health promotion, following media reports that the controversial option was included in the Vertigan report which has been considered by cabinet. Shadow Minister for Health Promotion Danielle Green said..

Baillieu’s Environment Policy Free Zone

After almost two years in government Mr Baillieu has succeeded in taking Victoria’s environment backwards essentially vacating the environment policy area, Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville said today. Ms Neville said the Baillieu Government had failed to produce a clear..