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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..

Baillieu Secret Cash Grab On Concession Card Holders

Premier Baillieu has deceived Victorian concession card holders by cutting a portion of financial concessions from their household utility bills. This is despite the Baillieu Government’s key election promise to reduce the cost of living for all Victorians, Shadow Minister for the Cost of Living..

Victoria Loses Energy Investment And Jobs Under Baillieu

Regional and Rural Victoria has missed out on billions of investment dollars due to the Baillieu Government’s anti-renewable energy policy, Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said today. Ms D’Ambrosio said Victoria’s renewable energy investment over the past year has gone backwards under Baillieu, while..

Lazy Baillieu Costs Qantas Jobs

The do-nothing Baillieu Government has betrayed workers at Qantas with hundreds of jobs axed at the company’s Tullamarine and Avalon heavy maintenance sites, Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews said today. Qantas has today confirmed 422 jobs will be axed at the Tullamarine site and..

WA Funds Whooping Cough Vaccine – Why Won’t Baillieu?

Ted Baillieu’s decision to scrap the free whooping cough vaccine for parents and carers of newborns has been undermined by the WA Liberal Government’s announcement it was extending the program. After June 30 this year, the free vaccination that protects newborns from the deadly whooping..

Streets To Become Car-Parks Under New Baillieu Plan

The Baillieu Government’s decision to halve the amount of car-parking spaces required for developments will clog up suburban streets and increase the time commuters spend in traffic, Shadow Minister for Planning Brian Tee said today. Planning Minister Matthew Guy has released new conditions that, in..

Carroll Continues Fight For EKC In Parliament

State Member for Niddrie, Ben Carroll has raised the issue of funding for the Essendon Keilor College directly with Education Minister Dixon in the Victorian Parliament. In a debate last week in Parliament concerning Essendon Keilor College, Mr Carroll urged the Education Minister “to create..

New Planning Laws A Threat To Home Values And Amenity

The Baillieu Government is pushing through new laws to give developers free reign in suburban streets, the Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee, said today. Mr Tee said the Baillieu Government would introduce new laws into Parliament next week to set up “Code Assess”, a..