Child Sex Offenders

My question is for the Minister for Higher Education, representing the Minister for Police, and it relates to the report of the inquiry into management of child sex offender information. Recommendation 3 from this report sought the government to refer to the Victorian Law Reform Commission the circumstances in which a limited public disclosure scheme […]

Hooning Community Reference Group

I rise today to promote and thank the state government on the establishment of the Hooning Community Reference Group. This has come about due to the advocacy of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party through my private members bill, which sought to introduce penalties for those who attend hoon events. Victoria has some of the most stringent […]

Family Violence

My adjournment debate is for the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence in the other place. In the Coroners Court’s findings for the suicide of a man who I shall refer to as ‘Mr A’ from Bannockburn, there was a deep history of family violence. Mr A had physically assaulted his daughter and physically, sexually […]

Grab and Drag Report

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences: Supplementary Report on ‘Grab and Drag’ Conduct was released in the house a few sittings ago, and I wish to speak on it. Whilst I am not 100 per cent happy with there not being a recommendation for a completely new […]

Motion – Integrity Agency Funding

I rise to speak on the opposition’s motion before the house today that essentially centres around the chair of the Integrity and Oversight intervening to block testimony to the IOC from certain heads of integrity agencies. The motion goes on to state that: (c) the Andrews Labor government has failed to adequately fund IBAC and […]

Curdies River Estuary

My question is to the Minister for Water. The Surf Coast is blessed with many areas of natural beauty. One of these is the Curdies River estate near Peterborough. The estuary is a haven for endangered wildlife and vegetation where locals and many tourists enjoy fishing, boating and swimming. A constituent, Ms Carolyne Wakefield of […]

1080 poison

I rise to speak on Mr Meddick’s motion regarding the use of 1080 poison. This is a matter close to Derryn’s heart so I am proud to speak on this on behalf of the party. Derryn Hinch has been campaigning on animal welfare since a time when many in this chamber were in school and […]

Seeking funding for The Lookout in Dennington

My adjournment debate is for the Premier, and the action I seek is for the Premier to meet with Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre and other stakeholders who are seeking funding for the Lookout residential rehabilitation facility in Dennington, near Warrnambool. I ask this because the Premier attended a similar forum in Mildura with […]

Residential Rehab funding overlooked in budget

I rise today to send my thoughts, strength and solidarity to any family or person who is experiencing a loved one going through addiction. Our party believes that anyone facing an addiction should be able to get the help that they need without delay. There is often a very small window between the time someone […]

Coercive Control law change in Queensland

My question is for the Minister for Workplace Safety, representing the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence. Queensland has just announced that it will criminalise coercive control through a standalone offence. We all know the tragic outcome for Hannah Clarke and her children after her ex-husband devastatingly took their lives. Whilst we are yet to […]

Mobile coverage on regional trains

My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. I recently received some correspondence from a constituent who commutes several times a week from Ballarat to work in Melbourne. Having recently moved from Melbourne to Ballarat, she was surprised that no wi-fi was available on the train and that mobile coverage was poor to zero […]