Constituency Question: Internet in Regional Schools

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:45:49): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education representing the Minister for Education. Last week I met with Scott Diamond, the principal of Surf Coast Secondary College. Whilst the school is achieving better outcomes for students year on year, learning is often slow due to poor internet speeds and limits. […]

Members Statement: Donna Bowman

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:18:32): I rise today to encourage and spread the message of an outstanding community member and member of the Victoria Police family, Donna Bowman. Donna’s husband, Anthony Bowman, was an ex-Victoria Police officer. On 18 March last year Donna found Anthony after he had committed suicide on their property. Prior to his […]

Adjournment: Review of Cumulative Sentencing

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:26:52): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Attorney-General, the Honourable Jill Hennessy, and it relates to the inadequate and insulting sentence of James Gargasoulas to not only the people he killed and injured but also their family, friends, loved ones and the community as a whole. As we all […]

Adjournment: Geelong CBD Crime

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:04:41): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and it relates to ongoing crime and antisocial behaviour within the Geelong CBD, in particular within the Geelong mall area. This is an area that is close to my heart. I spent many hours walking the […]

Constituency Question: Chilwell Primary School

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:45:14): My constituency question is for the Minister for Higher Education, representing the Minister for Education. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting principal Gavin Walsh of Chilwell Primary School and school council president Phil Joyce. Gavin and Phil expressed their gratitude to the state government, who have granted the school […]

Questions Without Notice: National Sex Offenders Register

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (14:12:44): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Over the past five years Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party has collected nearly 200 000 signatures calling for a national public register of convicted sex offenders. It inspired the establishment of the party. Both Tania and I shared […]

Commemorations (2009 Victorian Bushfires)

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:25:37): I echo the statements and sentiments already expressed by members in this chamber today in relation to Black Saturday. I would like to further acknowledge the tremendous investigative work conducted by our police and fire services. Having had personal experience in such investigations—on a much smaller scale, mind you—I am in […]

Maiden Speech

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (16:39:07): Thank you, President, and I congratulate you on your advancement to the chair in this 59th Parliament. I also thank you for your warm welcome to me as a new member of Parliament. I look forward to working with you over the next four years. I begin my first speech […]