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Open Courts Second Reading Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:26:38): I also rise today to speak on the Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019. With my background as a police officer I have spent many, many years in the courts. Sometimes we had good results and sometimes we had bad results, having dealt with many, many victims over this […]

Regional Rail Funding Adjournment Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:12:45): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Honourable Jacinta Allan, and it relates to funding for rural and regional rail services in western Victoria. The state government’s commitments to increasing overall funding in western Victoria are welcomed by the community. Large-scale projects such as […]

Emergency Service Workers Presumption Legislation: Motion

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:17:32): I move: That in relation to part 4 of the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005, this house: (1) acknowledges: (a) that the process that emergency service workers have to undertake in order to claim workers compensation is often daunting, stressful and challenging, particularly if the claim is related to mental […]

Condolence Motion: Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:07:20): I join with other members in the chamber in speaking on this motion of sympathy on behalf of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. We express our sincere condolences to the victims and their families and to the Sri Lankan people following the horrendous attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The horrific […]

Condolence Motion: Port Campbell

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:56:23): (By leave) We express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ross and Andrew Powell, father and son, who both tragically drowned as a result of surf lifesaving in the rough waters off Port Campbell last week. Together we mourn and reflect on these two selfless, brave and noble […]

Question Without Notice: Youth Crime

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:20:27): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Youth Justice, the Honourable Jaclyn Symes. Currently in Victoria we face a very real and significant problem of instances in which some youths are choosing to engage in antisocial and criminal behaviour rather than attending our schools. From my experience in […]

Constituency Question: Public Dental Care

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (15:56:18): My constituency question is for the health minister, the Honourable Jenny Mikakos. Recently my office met with the Victorian Oral Health Alliance. Access to affordable dental care determines the overall health of communities; however, the Western Victoria Region currently hosts some of the longest waiting times for public dental care. There […]

Mark West Foundation Members Statement

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (16:21:22): I rise today to congratulate and encourage a local Geelong charity, the Mark West Foundation. Over 100 kids annually are given an opportunity to play sport in circumstances where they otherwise may not have been able to. They may be struggling financially, they may have had parents or family members pass […]

Police with Tasers Adjournment Debate

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (18:53:58): My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Honourable Lisa Neville, and it relates to all frontline Victoria Police officers carrying conducted energy devices, otherwise known as tasers, as part of their tactical options. Having been trained in the use of tasers as […]

Energy Bill Second Reading Speech

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:10:16): Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party is built upon a commonsense approach to politics. The state government’s Energy Legislation Amendment (Victorian Default Offer) Bill 2019 allows the government to set a default price for power and energy in Victoria. This gives certainty to families about what they can expect to pay, and this […]