Bannockburn Police Station

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:44): (1747) My question is to the Minister for Police. Like many places in regional Victoria, the Bannockburn community is growing. In fact it is one of the faster growing regions in Victoria. There are reports of up to 7000 parcels of land being unlocked for development, and that could see […]

Grab and Drag

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:36): My question is for the Attorney-General. In the aftermath of the infamous Jackson Williams case and his subsequent acquittal of the charge of assault with intent to commit a sexual offence, our party called out for a new offence of grab and drag. Your predecessor, Ms Hennessy, asked the Victorian […]

Court Dog Program

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (11:00): I rise today to speak again about the court support dog program run by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) in Victoria. This program, which began in 2017, provides vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court with extra support by having a fur-iend by their side. Two beautiful labradors, Lucy and […]

Vale Shane Warne

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:30): I am rising to speak on the condolence motion for Shane Warne. I was just sitting there listening to everybody, and on behalf of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and many, many other people I express my sympathies to his family, his friends and his colleagues and to former players. Many, […]

Murray Basin Rail Project

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:28): (1869) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure in the other place, and the action that I am seeking is for the minister to speak to the Treasurer to advocate for regional rail investments, including the business case for the Murray Basin rail project’s (MBRP) full standardisation. […]

Local Government Funding

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:15): My question is for the Minister for Local Government. I have asked in this place before about a stabilisation fund and other ways to provide financial stability to smaller rural councils. The responses I have received talked about the rural councils transformation program, Sustainability Fund partnerships, spending allowances for smaller […]

Sexual Offence Reporting

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (11:37): I move: That this house: (1) notes that: (a) the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s (VLRC) report Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offencesfound that approximately 87 per cent of people who experience sexual violence do not report it to the police; (b) the VLRC report found reasons sexual assault […]

Regional Housing Development

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:08): (1723) My question is to the Minister for Housing and Minister for Planning in the other place, and it concerns making residential development in regional areas more accessible, such as through an infrastructure grants program. The government have not yet agreed to a housing summit, so I am resorting to […]