Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I rise to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2022, and it is with great support that I speak on behalf of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party on this bill. It will introduce an affirmative consent model, an offence for stealthing and confidential communication provisions to protect victims’ counselling and […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

VLRC – Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences

  Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:42): I rise today to speak about the recent Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report, Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences. Before commenting on some specific elements of the report I would like to first commend the VLRC on their work on issues related to victims of crime. The […]