Review Scheme for Victims of Crime

My adjournment debate is for the Attorney General, and the action that I seek is for the Attorney to explain why the state government is denying a right to review scheme for victims of crime. A right to review scheme currently operates broadly in the UK and Scotland with great success and allows a victim […]

Confined Space Rescue Equipment

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (14:26): My question is for the Minister for Emergency Services, and it relates to operational equipment and trained staff for the Lucas fire station in Western Victoria. In 2018 there was a tragic incident that saw two men lose their lives in a trench collapse in  Delacombe. The local professional firefighters […]

Neighbourhood Houses in Western Victoria

My question is for the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers. Neighbourhood houses offer a valuable community service. Over the last few weeks I have received many letters from neighbourhood house coordinators in my region who are all extremely concerned with ongoing government funding. Coincidentally these letters also coincided with a visit I made to […]

Sexual Assault Victim-Survivors Memorial – Ballarat

Thanks to a unanimous vote and a funding commitment by the Ballarat City Council, the community is one step closer to a public art memorial to acknowledge survivors of sexual assault. Continuous Voices has driven this project, with support by the City of Ballarat in collaboration with the Ballarat Centre against Sexual Assault, Loud Fence, […]

Statement on Paper (No Wrong Door)

Recently, I tabled a Change.org petition as a paper, with over 12,500 signatures. The e-petition is titled “No Wrong Door” and addresses the sub-optimal approach we still have in Victoria in dealing with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I thank Members for providing me leave to table such an important document and more specifically, for […]