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James Merlino
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Education

As your State Member of Parliament, I am passionate about representing our local community. My office and staff are here to help you and your family. Please feel free to contact my office in Belgrave, or send through an email.

Media Releases

Labor to build critical care facilities at the Angliss Hospital

September 1, 2014

An Andrews Labor Government will fund $20 million to build new Intensive Care (ICU) and Short Stay Units at the Angliss Hospital.

Safer roads and safer schools in Monbulk under Labor

August 27, 2014

Labor will improve road safety in Monbulk, installing electronic variable speed limit signs, resurfacing roads and changing school speed zones, Shadow Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan announced today. Mr Donnellan joined Labor Member for Monbulk, James Merlino to announce Labor’s plan, visiting Mount Dandenong Primary, The Patch Primary and Selby Primary.


Mooroolbark East Primary School

August 7, 2014

It was great to join with the Leader of the Opposition at Mooroolbark East Primary School recently. I am very impressed with the school, which is a large primary school with over 500 children. It is particularly welcoming of students with additional needs and runs a very successful and innovative program. However, the school has needs.

Murray McAlister

August 7, 2014

I would like to pay tribute to Murray McAlister, who recently passed away. Murray's life was one of dedication and love for his family, his community of the Dandenong ranges and his career as an educator.