Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (11:48): I rise to speak on the Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021, and at the outset I will say that Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party will be supporting this bill. I look forward to making a respectful contribution to this debate given the stigma attached to sex work, but I suppose my […]

Family Violence Cyber Security Assistance

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:58): (1721) My adjournment debate is for the Minister for Police. The Nicholson Project is a joint pilot between Wayss family violence service and Protective Group. This initiative is privately funded, aimed at minimising the technology-facilitated abuse of  family violence survivors. The way it works is a referral is made via […]

Raymond Shuey

Mr GRIMLEY: In some brighter police news, it was pleasing to see former Victoria Police assistant commissioner Ray Shuey honoured this Australia Day. Ray was part of the honours list for significant service to road safety organisations and initiatives. I am so glad that Ray’s work is being honoured, and his knowledge and continued advocacy […]

RIP Nathan Warrick

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:11): Today I contribute some very happy and some very sad news, both from within the police family. Firstly, the sad news. We lost a member of our blue family this year—another one lost to suicide. It is just heartbreaking. Nathan Warrick was a great man and a great copper. I […]

Sentencing Reform

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:02): My question is for the Attorney-General. Attorney, I was humbled to pass an amendment to the Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020 that requires you to cause a report on the effectiveness of the amendments made by this act to be undertaken. New section 116A, as you would be […]

The Murray Basin Rail Project

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:29): (1584) My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure in the other place. The Murray Basin rail project, if funded properly, will be a game changer for my region and Victoria generally, opening up new international markets and reducing the wear and tear on our roads, among other things. […]

VLRC – Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences

  Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:42): I rise today to speak about the recent Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report, Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences. Before commenting on some specific elements of the report I would like to first commend the VLRC on their work on issues related to victims of crime. The […]