Member for Western Victoria
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Loud Fence

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (13:22): I rise today to give my support for Loud Fence and the broader victim-survivor community. I wear a Loud ribbon on my lapel today, as does Ms Maxwell, my colleague, to signify my ongoing support to those who have experienced child sex abuse and indeed survivors of any sexual assault, something that no-one should ever, ever experience. But these brave survivors are continuously standing in solidarity beside one another, tying ribbons to fences, signalling their ability to speak out about their experiences and help others come forward. This is especially important currently as we are seeing distressing scenes in our federal Parliament, with MPs seemingly denying they knew about alleged rapes within their parliamentary halls until the media were involved. It sounds all too familiar to these survivors, many of whom have spent years having their claims denied and hushed by those in superior positions to them. I say today that we support you, and Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party will always stand by you. If and when you speak up, we will listen.


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