It is fantastic news to see the government finally beginning to fund initiatives to fix the housing crisis in regional Victoria. Many of these areas have been struggling for years to build new housing developments.
State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley is calling on the Government to get serious about reducing recidivism in repeat offenders who have alcohol and other drugs (AOD) as a core component of their offending.
Member for the Western Victorian region, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the State Government to take leadership on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) currently being planned and eventually built by AusNet.
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MPs Stuart Grimley and Tania Maxwell are calling on the Attorney-General to meet with the Cross Border Commissioner to discuss a loophole that is providing inconsistencies in the state’s bail laws.
Western Victorian MP Stuart Grimley has thrown his support behind new government legislation that allows schools to ban abusive adults from the school grounds, but he says more must be done to protect teachers from violent students.
State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley has called on the government to fix the discrepancy between Community Corrections Orders and Men’s Behaviour Change programs, and to address the wait times for Men’s Behaviour Change programs by funding them properly.
Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the government to address the housing shortage crisis in Western Victoria. This comes as only seven councils in the Western Victoria Region – out of 24 – have been allocated a minimum commitment of the Big Housing Build Program.
Western Victorian MP Stuart Grimley has today asked the Minister for Transport and Transport Infrastructure to fund the Murray Basin Freight Rail Project’s business case to standardise the network. This comes as the Federal Government has already committed the $5 million for further planning of the project, which they’ve asked the State Government to match.
State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Stuart Grimley has urged the Victorian Government to introduce online grooming, online consent and physical consent education into the Victorian school curriculum.
State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Stuart Grimley has today spoken out about the unacceptable sentencing of Melbourne truck driver Mohinder Singh, reigniting his call for cumulative sentencing to be used where there are deaths including murder, manslaughter and in this case, culpable driving.
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MPs Stuart Grimley and Tania Maxwell are urging the public to make a submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission as it considers the grab and drag proposal. The urgent call comes after it was revealed less than 5% of offenders charged with ‘assault with the intent to commit a sexual offence’ were convicted.
The distressing footage of Jackson Williams grabbing and dragging a Melbourne nurse into a laneway on her way home from work has sparked this Issues Paper and shed light on what many perceive to be a loophole in Victorian law.
Western Victorian MP Stuart Grimley is urging the government to reinstate the Fixing Country Roads Program, which provides $1 million to each rural and regional Council to fund road upgrades that were outside basic road maintenance.
Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP is lobbying the State Government to do more to fix the short-term sheep shearer shortage in regional Victoria. The recent announcement of nine people completing a training and assessing course to teach new sheep shearers is a great long-term solution, but won’t solve the crisis that is happening now.
Member for Western Victoria and State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP, has been dropped from a plane as a part of the “Drop-a-Cop” event to fight PTSD in Victoria Police. As a former police officer Mr Grimley was more than happy to participate in this important campaign.
Western Victorian MP Stuart Grimley has welcomed the federal government’s announcement of support for Alcoa’s smelter in Portland. The electricity supply deal has been struck today, ensuring 600 jobs will be saved for at least the next five years.
State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP is calling on the government to install real-time warning signs at high risk boat ramps in Victoria. These signs will provide vital information to help boaters to understand conditions on the water.
State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has reiterated his support for the LOUD Fence movement. LOUD Fence is a movement where ribbons are tied to fences – usually at places where abuse has taken place – to show support and solidarity to all survivors of child sexual abuse.
State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has raised concerns in Parliament regarding the number of assaults against staff in Victorian prisons, specifically in the Banksia Unit at maximum security facility Barwon Prison.
State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has congratulated the Government on introducing a presumptive compensation scheme for all workers, almost two years after he raised this matter in the Legislative Council through a motion, which passed the House unanimously.
10/11/2020 – Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party has implored the Victorian Government to abandon provisions set to gag the families of deceased victims of sexual assault, during debate on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill in Parliament today.
09/11/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has called on the State Government to provide an explanation as to why a request for a safe level crossing to be installed at the high-risk Fuller Road crossing has been ignored.
15/10/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has welcomed the announcement by the Victorian Government that it will amend the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act to allow victim survivors of sexual assaults to publicly tell their stories.
07/10/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has welcomed the Federal Budget announcements which include a number of local infrastructure projects that will create jobs and prepare the booming Western region for its journey back to ‘normal’.
16/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the State Government to be open about wait times for the driving test needed to obtain a Victorian drivers’ license in regional areas such as Geelong and Colac.
17/09/2020 – Regional court upgrades could be a great way to stimulate local economies and create construction jobs in country towns, State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has said in Parliament this week.
16/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has called on the State Government to fund virtual fences – or modern sound barrier technology – to prevent further wildlife deaths on a deadly 8km stretch of the Great Ocean Road near Marengo.
17/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP will be debating a Bill that he has introduced to Parliament today that aims to increase the involvement of everyday Victorians in changing the law and “hand the power back to the people” in a small way.
19/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP writes an opinion piece about The Overland train service, a week ahead of its proposed cancellation. UPDATE: The Overland has been funded for another three years by Victoria’s State Government, after fierce lobbying by Mr Grimley, other MPs and the community.
18/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP passes a crossbench amendment to the legislation that tightened the loophole for assaulting an emergency services worker, to have a mandatory 12-month review of how the new legislation is working, putting accountability on the State Government to get it right!
18/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP asked the State Labor Party to follow in the lead of their Federal Party and take a tough stance on the sentencing and treatment of sex offenders, after Federal Labor committed to supporting the Coalition Government in increasing sentencing for Federal sex offences
16/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP asks the State Government to introduce Night Court in Geelong to fast-track bail and remand applications to streamline the weekday court proceedings, as a result of a backlog of court cases from COVID-19.
09/12/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has purchased a defibrillator for his office on Pearl St for the Torquay community to use in the event of an emergency. Mr Grimley was joined by a local who survived a heart attack in 2014 on Torquay beach, as a result of using a defibrillation device.
12/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP asked the Government to ‘come to the party’ with respect to an arrangement for the water body at Alcoa in Anglesea, to ensure Eden Project invest in the rehabilitated mine site.
05/11/2019 – The gold royalty of 2.75% proposed for 1 January 2020 was brought in at May 2019’s State Budget without any community consultation. Stuart spoke in Parliament addressing this and the hundreds of jobs it jeopardises.
31/10/2019 – After a Colac Magistrate expressed concern over repeat drug drivers facing court continuously, Stuart reflected on the frustrations he had as a police officer and experiencing the same thing. He asked a question to the Minister about their proposed solutions for repeat drug drivers.
30/10/2019 – Murray Basin Rail Project has been stalled and Stuart spoke about the importance of the completion of the project to Western Victoria, including the development of a business case for Portland Rail.
16/10/2019 – In response to Tania Maxwell MPs motion, Stuart Grimley MP is outraged that the Government does not support a policy which they sold to the Victorian people in October 2018. After promising to close the loophole which allowed those who assault our emergency services workers, it continues to happen due to the inaction of the State Government. As a former police officer, Mr Grimley knows firsthand the trauma associated with being a first responder.
16/10/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Government to consider using PSOs instead of frontline police officers when escorting mental health patients to hospitals, which can often take them off the beat for four hours at a time, until they’re seen by a medical professional.
12/09/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has spoken in Parliament today, calling on the State Government – again – to commit $16million which is urgently needed for Stage 2 of Warracknabeal’s Education Precinct.
11/09/2019 – Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley has asked the State Government to consider additional investment in road and rail networks to reduce the cost and time it takes for dairy farmers to export their products.
29/08/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Government to review a considerable loophole in legislation which could allow convicted sex offenders to work with children whilst their Working with Children Check is still being completed.
29/08/2019 – Stuart Grimley, Member for Western Victoria is using his Electorate Office to support charities in the area. This includes the current initiative of collecting plastic bottle caps for Envision to make artificial limbs for disabled children.
15/08/2019 – In Parliament this evening, Stuart Grimley MP has called on Victoria’s Police Minister to alter the Victorian Police Honour Roll inclusion criteria to include the names of Officers who have died by suicide as a result of mental health illnesses stemming from their Policing duties.
18/06/2019 – Following six long years of debate in Victorian Parliament regarding controversial changes to Victoria’s fire services, Stuart Grimley’s vote against the Bill will go towards protecting the CFA volunteers.
27/05/2019 – Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley has welcomed the 2019 State Budget with the Surf Coast and Armstrong Creek receiving many green lights for projects however only ‘planning’ funds for many others.