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.