Before entering Parliament, Ben was a policy advisor and lawyer. He also worked as volunteer lawyer at a community legal service.
Ben has always been heavily involved in his community and sees himself always working in roles supporting disadvantaged Victorians. This is what prompted him to run for Parliament.
The priorities Ben has for his community are to ensure that everyone has access to an education that will better their chances in life, updated transit options, and a vibrant, welcoming Niddrie economy that they can be proud of. He says that public policy is about building accessible and supportive environments for communities, as well as preserving the natural environments that we are lucky to live in.
Ben's vision for Victoria’s future is that it provides lifelong learning options from early childhood to mature age. He also wants Victoria to become a world leader in mental health, with wellbeing support services that provide empathy, structure and relief.
The area of public policy he is most passionate about is strong action on climate change. Ben believes that Victoria must stand as a global leader in the creation of a zero-emissions, renewable workforce.
Minister for Industry Support and Recovery since June 2022
Minister for Business Precincts since June 2022
Minister for Public Transport since June 2020
Minister for Roads and Road Safety since June 2020
Minister for Corrections December 2018 - June 2020
Minister for Crime Prevention December 2018 - June 2020
Minister for Victim Support December 2018 - June 2020
Minister for Youth Justice December 2018 - June 2020
Minister for Industry and Employment October 2017 - December 2018
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Public Transport February 2013 - December 2014
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Roads February 2013 - December 2014
Parliamentary Secretary for Justice December 2014 - October 2017
Member, Legislative Assembly Privileges Committee since August 2022
Member, Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee March 2017 - October 2018
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PO Box 554 Niddrie VIC 3042