Victims Of Crime

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:03): My question is for the Minister for Training and Skills, representing the Minister for Victim Support in the other place. The final report Improving Victims’ Experience of Summary Proceedings was tabled in Parliament on 16 November 2021. Recommendations 1 and 2 of the report talk about how agencies involved in […]

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Mr GRIMLEY: Regarding the majority of this bill, we are generally pretty happy with it. Whilst I have sent extensive information on this amendment to all members, I will briefly speak to it here for Hansard and also for any victims or other supporters who may be watching. This amendment, like others I have put […]

Australian National Veterans Arts Museum

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:33): I rise to speak on a great announcement by the federal defence ministers—a feasibility study into the future users of 310 St Kilda Road. The premises is a former repatriation clinic used by defence until 1995. The Australian National Veterans Art Museum, or ANVAM, have been working tirelessly for over […]

Public Transport Fare Evasion

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:46): (1832) My adjournment debate is for the Minister for Public Transport in the other place, and the action that I am seeking is for the minister to introduce a more effective framework for authorised officers to use in order to fine those who fare evade or misuse public transport. Recently […]

Warrnambool Train Service

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:14): (1691) My question is to the Minister for Public Transport in the other place. The south-west Victorian group of councils, including Moyne, Corangamite, Southern Grampians, Glenelg, Colac Otway and Warrnambool, are hoping to see urgent investment made in rail and public transport. The Warrnambool-to-Melbourne train service has been somewhat neglected […]

Anam Cara House Colac

Mr GRIMLEY: Lastly, I just want to say congratulations to Anam Cara House Colac, who received over $250 000 in funding to keep the doors open. I first spoke with founder and president Diane Wright in July last year to hear about their community-owned hospice established to provide respite, palliative care and end-of-life care for […]

Girls In Charge

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:11): I would like to rise to commend one of Victoria’s finest police members, Detective Senior Constable Kylie Roberts, on her and her team’s incredible initiative and time dedicated to the Girls in Charge program. This program runs for nine weeks out at Surf Coast Secondary College, where girls can learn […]

Police Veterans Victoria

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:58): (1801) My adjournment debate is for the Minister for Police, and the action that I am seeking is for $250 000 of recurrent funding to be made available to Police Veterans Victoria to sustain the organisation. I have been informed that the police minister is aware of the need for […]

Fiona Patten’s Drug Decriminalisation Bill

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (16:44): I am trying to edit this as I go, to try to reduce the time frame so we can get a few extra crossbench speakers on. I rise to speak on Ms Patten’s Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Decriminalisation of Possession and Use of Drugs of Dependence) Bill 2022. […]

Geelong Youth Foyer

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:13): (1661) My question is to the Minister for Housing in the other place. Geelong needs a youth foyer. We have seen the fantastic results this concept has reaped in Shepparton, and we would like see the same benefits in Geelong. A youth foyer is a supported accommodation option for at-risk […]

Road Safety Amendment (Hoon Events) Bill 2021

I rise to speak on my Private Members Bill: the Road Safety Amendment (Hoon Events) Bill 2021. As you’re all aware I used to be a cop before I was elected to this place. I worked at Victoria Police and as most officers do, I attended many incidents and accidents and witnessed some atrocious behaviour […]

Animals Helping Humans

I was pleased to speak at an event hosted by Animal Therapies Ltd on the first of this month opening the 2022 Animals Helping Humans Month. They had reached out to me after my successful motion last year on WorkSafe Victoria’s non-established, new or emerging treatments and services policy as well as the broader focus […]

Family Violence Intervention Orders

My adjournment debate is for the Attorney[1]General. The action that I am seeking is for family violence intervention orders to be reviewed to assess the viability of moving the onus for removing or varying an order onto recidivist perpetrators rather than the victims and police. Without a central notification system, which has been a recommendation […]

Commission for Children and Young People Report 2020-2021

I rise to speak on the Commission for Children and Young People’s 2020–21 annual report. There were an incredible number of interesting things to come out of this report, but I only have a few minutes, so I will restrict myself to what I see as the most important or urgent. Firstly, I congratulate the […]

Sexual Offence Reporting

My question is to the Attorney-General. The government came out upon the release of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences report saying that they would support a new affirmative consent model and a new stealthing offence, which is great news, but they have remained silent on the rest […]

Western Victoria Housing Issues

My question is to the Minister for Housing in the other place. In my travels around Western Victoria—recently Ballarat, Glenelg shire, Moyne and Colac, just to name a few—I am continuously hearing stories about housing issues, including people moving out of their home town because of housing shortages, low rental vacancies and rising median house […]