Members Statement: Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club

Mr CARROLL — On Friday, 4 April, I attended the Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club’s annual presentation and awards night. The Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club is the world’s oldest continuing women’s cricket club, forming as theEssendon Ladies Cricket Club in 1905 and then merging with..

Members Statement: Moonee Valley Relay for Life

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — On Friday, 28 March, and Saturday, 29 March, I participated in the City of Moonee Valley’s Relay for Life held at the Aberfeldie athletics track in myelectorate. Relay for Life is a fundraising initiative of Cancer Council Victoria, with funds raised going towards education, awareness..

Kangan Institute Site

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Planning, who is also responsible for the statutory authority known as Places Victoria. The action I seek is for the minister to release his proposal for the former Kangan Institute site onMilitary..

Public Transport

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is my pleasure to get up and speak on this matter of public importance. Transport projects without doubt transform our lives. They ultimately improve livelihoods and boost productivity. What has concerned me, though, since I arrived in this Parliament is the..

Calder Freeway Noise Wall

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads. The action I seek is the construction of a new freeway noise wall along the Calder Freeway where it interfaces with Fullarton Road, Airport West. I recently presented to the minister..

Members Statement: Moonee Valley Festival

Mr CARROLL — On Sunday, 23 February, thousands of people converged on Queens Park to enjoy the 37th annual Moonee Valley Festival, Moonee Valley’s largest free community celebration. A fun summer day full of excitement was had by all, with market and food stalls, roving performers, entertainment stages, business..

Members Statement: Rotary Club of Brimbank Central

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central on its recent annual golf charity day and subsequent dinner auction held on 28 February, which raised some $12 365 for local community projects. This was my introduction to the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central, and..

Members Statement: Sebastian Gronow

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate Sebastian Gronow, a young resident of Airport West in my electorate, on his recent success with the mobile app game Happy Dactyls, which reached no. 123 on the bestselling app list in recent weeks. The game consists of six animated..

Crimes Amendment (Grooming) Bill 2013

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I also rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Crimes Amendment (Grooming) Bill 2013. This legislation may be small in pages and clauses but it is large in importance in terms of the gap that has remained in Victoria’s legal..

Members Statement: Vale Don Cornish

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to celebrate the life of Donald Edwin Cornish, who passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. A former mayor of both the City of Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley, Don has left a tremendous legacy to..

Members Statement – Holden Job Losses

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) – I rise to pay tribute to Holden Australia. Yesterday was arguably the saddest day I have had in this place since I was elected almost two years ago. I grew up in a family loyal and dedicated to Holdens. Dad was a Holden..

Owners Corporation Amendment Bill 2013

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — It is a pleasure to rise to continue my contribution to the debate on the Owners Corporations Amendment Bill 2013. As I was saying earlier, in 2003 the Bracks government’s Minister for Consumer Affairs, the Honourable John Lenders, a member for Southern Metropolitan Region..

Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2013

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2013. At the outset I would like to highlight that, like previous speakers, I am a dog person. I grew up with dogs. They are man’s best friend…

Members Statement: Cr Narelle Sharpe

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I also acknowledge the role of Cr Narelle Sharpe, whose term as mayor of Moonee Valley ended last month. Narelle was an outstanding mayor throughdifficult times and led the charge on some high‑profile issues. She was very prominent in putting Moonee Valley’s case in..

Members Statement: Spirit of Moonee Valley Community Awards

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — On Friday, 11 October, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Spirit of Moonee Valley community awards to recognise those members of our community who help the disadvantaged, aged, youth and people with disabilities as well as those who have an impact on..

Members Statement: Remembrance Day 2013

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate the Keilor East RSL sub‑branch on its annual Remembrance Day ceremony held at the cenotaph in Heinze Reserve, Niddrie, on Monday, 11 November. I had the honour of taking part in the wreath-laying ceremony and was pleased that students..

Members Statement: St Mary’s House of Welcome

Mr CARROLL — On 15 October for the second year running I had the pleasure of serving breakfast to the homeless at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy as part of Anti‑Poverty Week 2013. Every year St Mary’s provides some 39 000 meals, 2700 hot showers and more than 6700 instances of social..

Members Statement: Alexander Topp memorial plaque

Mr CARROLL — On Saturday, 19 October, I had the pleasure of attending the plaque unveiling at the cenotaph, Queen’s Park, Moonee Ponds, in memory of Alexander Charles ‘Toppy’ Topp, OAM, past president of both the Essendon and Keilor East RSL sub‑branches as well as a committed member..