Parliament

Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation and Other Matters) Bill 2014

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation and Other Matters) Bill 2014. As previous speakers have said, Labor will not be opposing this bill. The main purpose of the bill is to amend the Confiscation Act 1997 toestablish an unexplained..

Members Statement: 58th battalion commemoration

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — Last Sunday I had the honour of attending a function commemorating 100 years since the former City of Essendon held a farewell dinner for young soldiers of the local area leaving our shores to fight at Gallipoli. It is hard to imagine what would..

Statements on Reports: Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee

Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee: supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ‘ice’, in Victoria Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I join the member for Caulfield to speak on the Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee report entitled Inquiry into the Supply and Use of Methamphetamine..

Sentencing Amendment (Coward’s Punch Manslaughter & Other Matters)

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to speak on the Sentencing Amendment (Coward’s Punch Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2014. As outlined by the shadow Attorney‑General, we will not oppose the bill. The bill amends the Crimes Act 1958 to specify that a single punch or strike..

Members Statement – LeadWest

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to commend and congratulate LeadWest on its inaugural Spring into the West, a week long showcasing event highlighting what is so great about the western region of Melbourne, held in our very own and iconic Queens Hall this week…

Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Workers) Bill 2014

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure also to speak on the Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Workers) Bill 2014, and I acknowledge the contribution and firsthand experience of the member for Gembrook. Like him — but only for a short period — I have worked with the Victoria Police…

Bowls Victoria

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to bring a matter to the attention of the Minister for Sport and Recreation in his capacity as the minister responsible for state sporting associations, most specifically Bowls Victoria. The action I seek is that the minister review Bowls Victoria’s recently..

Members Statement: Keilor East RSL

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate the Keilor East RSL sub‑branch on its 60th anniversary, which it celebrated earlier this month, and thank president William Laker, secretary Kevin Millman and their team of volunteers on a wonderful anniversary ball held on Saturday, 9 August. It was a..

Members Statement – Essendon Keilor College

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — In my inaugural speech to the Parliament on 18 April 2012 I said: My immediate task is the implementation of the Essendon Keilor College master plan. Since my election in March 2012 I have fought every day, both inside and outside of the Parliament,..

Brimbank Park Playscape

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. The action I seek is for the minister to provide a necessary and additional $500 000 in funding to Parks Victoria to complete stage 2 of Brimbank Park playscape in..

Essendon Level Crossing

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to address a matter to the attention of the Minister for Roads. The action I seek is that the minister request that VicRoads investigate the traffic light sequencing at the level crossing on Buckley Street, Essendon. This level crossing is a..

Road Safety Amendment Bill 2014

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Road Safety Amendment Bill 2014. The opposition supports measures designed to address road safety and reduce the road toll and incidence of serious injury. Road safety in many respects hasbeen a bipartisan issue..

Members Statement – East Keilor Sustainability Street Community Garden

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate the members and committee behind the East Keilor Sustainability Street Community Garden. At the start of June this year the community garden celebrated its 10th anniversary. Among those celebrating were president Bob Carter, secretary Margaret Marshall, treasurer Kevin Marshall,..

Isla Avenue Community Respite Facility

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Community Services. The action I seek is for the minister to investigate the operation of the Department of Human Services respite facility located at Isla Avenue, Glenroy. By way of..

Crime Statistics Bill 2014

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise and speak on the Crime Statistics Bill 2014. As mentioned at the outset, the opposition does not oppose the bill. However, we have some concerns in relation to the transparency of crime statistics, and we hope someof..

Members Statement: John & Lina Pallisco

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate popular menswear retailer John Pallisco and his wife, Lina, who after 44 years of trading on Keilor Road, Niddrie, have decided it is time to retire and embark on a new chapter in their lives, which will include some long‑overdue..

Members Statement: Anzac Day

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to thank William Laker and Kevin Millman, respectively president and secretary of the Keilor East RSL, and their committee for inviting me to participate in the Anzac Day commemoration services this year. The Keilor East RSL annual Anzac commemoration march and..

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Bill 2014

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to rise and speak on the Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Bill 2014, and also a pleasure to follow the member for Caulfield, who is one of my colleagues on the Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention..