Firearm Prohibition Order

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:25:12): My question is to the minister representing the Attorney-General. Ensuring the protection of Victorians and maintaining security in our communities is a priority of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. This includes continuing efforts to lower the risk that these people pose to the community. A current procedure for lowering the risk that […]

Committee – Programs for Offenders in State Budget 2019/20

GRIMLEY: In relation to the funding that has been announced for behavioural change programs and the intensive management of perpetrators with complex needs, is the minister able to provide any breakdown of the regions and programs being funded? GRIMLEY: Thank you, Minister. I appreciate that. Is the minister able to provide any specific information about […]

Nurse to Patient Ratios Question Without Notice

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:06:17): My question is to the Minister for Health, representing the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers. Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party has long supported the implementation of nurse-to-patient ratios in all aged-care homes. The Aged Care Royal Commission has received numerous submissions from members of the public, patients and nurses also calling […]

Internet in Regional Schools Adjournment Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (16:25:57): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Higher Education representing the Minister for Education in this place. In searching for an answer for the poor internet in regional schools, especially in my electorate of Western Victoria Region, I have become aware of a contract between the Department of Premier and […]

Fiona Patten’s Cannabis Inquiry Motion Statement

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:11:51): I rise to speak on the motion moved by Ms Patten today and to note the impact of the illegal trade involving cannabis. She also talks about the call for a committee inquiry into the prevention of youth using cannabis, the implementation of education programs on the dangers of drug use […]

Cystic Fibrosis Dinner Members Statement

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:22:25): Last Saturday night I attended Cystic Fibrosis Geelong’s annual gala dinner, held at The Pier, with my wife and staff. Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-limiting genetic disease. A baby is born every four days with CF, and 50 per cent of these will die before their 35th birthday. They […]

Open Courts Second Reading Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:26:38): I also rise today to speak on the Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019. With my background as a police officer I have spent many, many years in the courts. Sometimes we had good results and sometimes we had bad results, having dealt with many, many victims over this […]

Regional Rail Funding Adjournment Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:12:45): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Honourable Jacinta Allan, and it relates to funding for rural and regional rail services in western Victoria. The state government’s commitments to increasing overall funding in western Victoria are welcomed by the community. Large-scale projects such as […]

Emergency Service Workers Presumption Legislation: Motion

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:17:32): I move: That in relation to part 4 of the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005, this house: (1) acknowledges: (a) that the process that emergency service workers have to undertake in order to claim workers compensation is often daunting, stressful and challenging, particularly if the claim is related to mental […]

Condolence Motion: Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:07:20): I join with other members in the chamber in speaking on this motion of sympathy on behalf of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. We express our sincere condolences to the victims and their families and to the Sri Lankan people following the horrendous attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The horrific […]

Condolence Motion: Port Campbell

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:56:23): (By leave) We express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ross and Andrew Powell, father and son, who both tragically drowned as a result of surf lifesaving in the rough waters off Port Campbell last week. Together we mourn and reflect on these two selfless, brave and noble […]

Question Without Notice: Youth Crime

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:20:27): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Youth Justice, the Honourable Jaclyn Symes. Currently in Victoria we face a very real and significant problem of instances in which some youths are choosing to engage in antisocial and criminal behaviour rather than attending our schools. From my experience in […]

Constituency Question: Public Dental Care

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:56:18): My constituency question is for the health minister, the Honourable Jenny Mikakos. Recently my office met with the Victorian Oral Health Alliance. Access to affordable dental care determines the overall health of communities; however, the Western Victoria Region currently hosts some of the longest waiting times for public dental care. There […]

Mark West Foundation Members Statement

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (16:21:22): I rise today to congratulate and encourage a local Geelong charity, the Mark West Foundation. Over 100 kids annually are given an opportunity to play sport in circumstances where they otherwise may not have been able to. They may be struggling financially, they may have had parents or family members pass […]

Police with Tasers Adjournment Debate

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:53:58): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Honourable Lisa Neville, and it relates to all frontline Victoria Police officers carrying conducted energy devices, otherwise known as tasers, as part of their tactical options. Having been trained in the use of tasers as […]

Energy Bill Second Reading Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:10:16): Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party is built upon a commonsense approach to politics. The state government’s Energy Legislation Amendment (Victorian Default Offer) Bill 2019 allows the government to set a default price for power and energy in Victoria. This gives certainty to families about what they can expect to pay, and this […]

Christchurch Mosques Terrorist Attacks Condolence Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:14:13): I rise to speak on this motion and to offer my condolences. As we are aware, on Friday last week New Zealand encountered one of its darkest days, as put by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. This was an attack not only on religion but on the identity of a calm, loving […]

Domestic Violence Funding Question Without Notice

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:40:17): My question is to the Minister for Health representing the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence. The protection of vulnerable persons continues to be a core value of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, and this is reflected in our policy for domestic violence reform. On average eight women present to hospital every […]

West Gate Tunnel Project Second Reading Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (22:34:20): I would like to speak briefly to the state government’s West Gate Tunnel (Truck Bans and Traffic Management ) Bill 2019, and it will be brief. If the bill passes, it will give the final green light to the $6.7 billion project. Understandably, there are a handful of concerns that Derryn […]

Police and Other Matters Bill Amendment

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:16:11): I would like to echo the sentiments of Mr Gepp in some of the comments that he has just raised, in particular more recently in relation to the increase in police numbers that the government is slowly putting forward, although I am not too sure in my time recently that I […]

Questions Without Notice: Public Housing

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:00:57): My question is for the minister representing the Minister for Housing, Ms Symes. Recently my office had the pleasure of meeting Jenny Smith and Kate Colvin of the Council to Homeless Persons. Both Jenny and Kate explained the growing homelessness crisis facing Victoria, in particular in my region of western Victoria. […]