Parliament

Ministers Statement: TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

I rise to update the house on the delivery of important road projects that are keeping Victorians moving, creating thousands of jobs and supporting our important economic recovery.

Members Statements: NIDDRIE ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

The role of the principal of a school in the 21st century is one of the most significant undertaken by any person in our society. Today I want to acknowledge several local principals who have left our local school community in the past 12 months but leave a very proud legacy.

Motions: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CARROLL (Niddrie—Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support) (17:43): It is my pleasure to rise and speak on the motion moved by the member for Carrum. Can I at the outset say I think the member for..

Members statements: NIDDRIE ELECTORATE

I rise to pay tribute to the people of the Niddrie electorate and to recognise and thank them for their incredible resilience and compassion in the face of hardship through the coronavirus that has been brought to our doorsteps.

Second reading: COVID-19 OMNIBUS (EMERGENCY MEASURES) BILL 2020

CARROLL (Niddrie—Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support) I rise to make this contribution in support of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is the most significant challenge our state has faced in generations…

Members statements: ESSENDON RSL CENTENARY

CARROLL (Niddrie—Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support) (13:49): On Sunday, 15 March, I joined members of my community at Windy Hill to celebrate the centenary of the Essendon RSL, a wonderful celebration in the company of the..

Ministers statements: EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:21:07) — I rise to update the house on the number of strategic projects and jobs started under the Andrews Labor government — 93 strategic projects are underway under our government versus those opposite’s eight. Seventy‑five thousand new jobs are being created..

Members Statements: AIRPORT WEST FOOTBALL CLUB

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (09:47:04) — ‘Extraordinary. Remarkable. Unthinkable’ — that is how the Moonee Valley Leader newspaper described the Airport West Football Club’s premiership win over Tullamarine in the Essendon District Football League division 1 grand final on Saturday, 8 September. It was a game for..

Ministers statements: GOVERNMENT ACHEIVEMENTS

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..

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..

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…