Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I rise also to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2022. This bill will do a whole range of things in respect of the Victoria Police Act 2013 and the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004. Clearly that means it is a very important bill for our party, which was formed […]

Financial Assistance Grant for Regional and Rural Councils

My question is to the Minister for Local Government. I have spoken many times in this place about the need for financial assistance to our regional councils. In the many conversations I have had with rural councils in my patch, the majority of them find it difficult to plan for the future. Most of the […]

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party’s commitment to a Public Child Sex Offender Register

I rise today to reaffirm Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party’s commitment to a public child sex offender register. This was the impetus for the formation of the party. Who can forget Derryn’s infamous jail time for breaching suppression orders by naming a paedophile priest and convicted child rapist who was still running camps for children in […]

Rupanyup Primary School playground

My question is to the Minister for Education. Primary Schools are the beating heart of small regional towns. Often, they are supported by the local community, through fundraising events when something new is needed. However, from time to time they need assistance from the government. The Rupanyup Primary School is needing that now. They need […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Australian National Veterans Arts Museum

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:33): I rise to speak on a great announcement by the federal defence ministers—a feasibility study into the future users of 310 St Kilda Road. The premises is a former repatriation clinic used by defence until 1995. The Australian National Veterans Art Museum, or ANVAM, have been working tirelessly for over […]

Anam Cara House Colac

Mr GRIMLEY: Lastly, I just want to say congratulations to Anam Cara House Colac, who received over $250 000 in funding to keep the doors open. I first spoke with founder and president Diane Wright in July last year to hear about their community-owned hospice established to provide respite, palliative care and end-of-life care for […]

Girls In Charge

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:11): I would like to rise to commend one of Victoria’s finest police members, Detective Senior Constable Kylie Roberts, on her and her team’s incredible initiative and time dedicated to the Girls in Charge program. This program runs for nine weeks out at Surf Coast Secondary College, where girls can learn […]

Animals Helping Humans

I was pleased to speak at an event hosted by Animal Therapies Ltd on the first of this month opening the 2022 Animals Helping Humans Month. They had reached out to me after my successful motion last year on WorkSafe Victoria’s non-established, new or emerging treatments and services policy as well as the broader focus […]

Family Violence Intervention Orders

My adjournment debate is for the Attorney[1]General. The action that I am seeking is for family violence intervention orders to be reviewed to assess the viability of moving the onus for removing or varying an order onto recidivist perpetrators rather than the victims and police. Without a central notification system, which has been a recommendation […]

Commission for Children and Young People Report 2020-2021

I rise to speak on the Commission for Children and Young People’s 2020–21 annual report. There were an incredible number of interesting things to come out of this report, but I only have a few minutes, so I will restrict myself to what I see as the most important or urgent. Firstly, I congratulate the […]

Sexual Offence Reporting

My question is to the Attorney-General. The government came out upon the release of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences report saying that they would support a new affirmative consent model and a new stealthing offence, which is great news, but they have remained silent on the rest […]

Family Violence Cyber Security Assistance

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (17:58): (1721) My adjournment debate is for the Minister for Police. The Nicholson Project is a joint pilot between Wayss family violence service and Protective Group. This initiative is privately funded, aimed at minimising the technology-facilitated abuse of  family violence survivors. The way it works is a referral is made via […]

Raymond Shuey

Mr GRIMLEY: In some brighter police news, it was pleasing to see former Victoria Police assistant commissioner Ray Shuey honoured this Australia Day. Ray was part of the honours list for significant service to road safety organisations and initiatives. I am so glad that Ray’s work is being honoured, and his knowledge and continued advocacy […]

RIP Nathan Warrick

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:11): Today I contribute some very happy and some very sad news, both from within the police family. Firstly, the sad news. We lost a member of our blue family this year—another one lost to suicide. It is just heartbreaking. Nathan Warrick was a great man and a great copper. I […]

Sentencing Reform

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:02): My question is for the Attorney-General. Attorney, I was humbled to pass an amendment to the Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020 that requires you to cause a report on the effectiveness of the amendments made by this act to be undertaken. New section 116A, as you would be […]