Ben Carroll

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Ben Carroll
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Niddrie
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Rob Hulls
Personal details
Born Benjamin Alan Carroll
(1975-07-12) 12 July 1975 (age 42)
Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater La Trobe University
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

Benjamin Alan "Ben" Carroll (born 12 July 1975) is an Australian politician. Formerly a political staffer for the Australian Labor Party, Carroll was elected to the seat of Niddrie in the Victorian Legislative Assembly in a 2012 by-election after the resignation of Rob Hulls. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Justice in the Andrews Labor Government in December 2014, serving under the Attorney-General, Minister for Police & Corrections, and Minister for Emergency Services.

Early Years[edit]

Carroll grew up in Airport West, attending local schools St Christopher's Primary and St Bernard's College. He received a scholarship to study at La Trobe University, where he undertook a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Bachelor of Laws, while working part-time at K-Mart in Airport West. Subsequent to his election, Carroll undertook a Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

Carroll qualified as a lawyer in 2010 while working at the office of the Victorian Solicitor-General.[1] Prior to his election, he worked as a ministerial advisor in the offices of the federal Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy, and before that as an advisor to Victorian Premier Steve Bracks and upper House MP Justin Madden.[2]


  1. ^ Lucas, Clay: Niddrie, at least, swings Labor's way, The Age, 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ Green, Antony: 2012 Niddie by-election, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2012.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Rob Hulls
Member for Niddrie