Parliament

Court Services Victoria and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL(Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Court Services Victoria and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015. At the outset, I welcome the contribution by the member for Hawthorn. It is good that he is supporting..

Members Statement – Essendon Keilor College

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — After being elected in March 2012 I said in my inaugural speech that my immediate task was the implementation of the Essendon Keilor College master plan. Yesterday I kept my word and delivered on that commitment. I appreciate the support of the Premier..

Appropriation (2015-16) Bill 2015 – Budget in-reply

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to make a contribution to the debate on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015. Responding to the member for Forest Hill, I will cut to the chase: there was only one thing I agreed with in his contribution and that..

Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Bill 2015. Before I get to the substance of my speech, I would like to follow the contribution of the Minister for Equality and also put on..

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to make a contribution on the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. This is an omnibus bill which will affect approximately 10 pieces of legislation, so it is an important piece of legislation in many respects. While the amendments..

Sentencing Amendment (Correction of Sentencing Error) Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL(Niddrie) — I acknowledge the member for Hawthorn, and I thank him for his contribution. I appreciate the bipartisan nature of his support for this legislation. I am pleased to speak on the Sentencing Amendment (Correction of Sentencing Error) Bill 2015. It is an important..

Members Statement – ‘Say No to Family Violence’ Forum

Mr CARROLL(Niddrie) — On Wednesday, 25 March, I joined my local community at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Keilor East for the ‘Say No to Family Violence’ forum which was organised by the Keilor East Airport West Uniting Church. The aim of the forum was to..

Jury Directions Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) – It is my pleasure to rise to speak about the Jury Directions Bill 2015. I want to correct a bit of history that the member for Hawthorn conveniently overlooked. There is a man the member’s predecessor in the electorate of Hawthorn, former..

Incinerator Gallery

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Creative Industries. The action I seek is that the minister reaffirm the Andrews Labor government’s strong commitment to arts and culture in Victoria and join me and the member for Essendon on..

Constituency Question to the Minister for Public Transport

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — (Question 118) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. Our taxi industry has experienced rapid change and lots of reform following the Fels inquiry and the former government’s legislative reforms that were pushed through the Parliament. During the last Parliament..

Members Statement – Moonee Valley Festival

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) – Last Sunday, 22 February, I joined the thousands of people who once again converged on Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, to enjoy the 38th annual Moonee Valley Festival, Moonee Valley’s largest free community celebration. A fun summer day full of excitement was..

Legal Profession Uniform Application Amendment Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Amendment Bill 2015 and to follow the members for Ovens Valley, Essendon and Hawthorn. It is good that we have bipartisan support for the legislation. The member for..

Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015. This is important legislation that amends several pieces of legislation, such as the Sale of Land Act 1962, the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act..

Members Statement – McAuley Community Services for Women

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — On Sunday, 27 February, I attended the inaugural Fed Up Lunch, held at Flemington Racecourse. The Fed Up Lunch raised over $30 000 for McAuley Community Services for Women, the only organisation of its kind in Victoria, which provides 24/7 shelter and support for women..

Intepretation of Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise also to make a contribution on the Interpretation of Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. I welcome the member for Hawthorn’s comments and support. I noted his priorities. I have read his comments in the Herald Sun, and it is good also that..

Summary Offences Amendment (Move-on Laws) Bill 2015

CARROLL(Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise and speak on the Summary Offences Amendment (Move-on Laws) Bill 2015, which is an important social reform as part of the Andrews Labor government’s election pledge to get in behind hardworking people, not to demonise them. What those..

Members Statement – Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club

Mr CARROLL(Niddrie) — I rise to acknowledge an important pillar of my community, the Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club — the oldest continuing women’s cricket club in the world. It formed as the Essendon Ladies Cricket Club in 1905 and merged with the Maribyrnong Park Women’s..