Ben Carroll

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Ben Carroll
MLA
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 41)
Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater La Trobe University
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary for Justice
Website http://www.bencarroll.com.au

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]

References[edit]

  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
2012–present
Incumbent