STUART GRIMLEY MP

Member for Western Victoria Region

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

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Grimley to visit South West Coast

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP will be visiting townships along the South-West coast as part of an electorate tour. The purpose of the tour is to meet with Councils and residents to discuss local issues.


DHJP says Victorians deserve better

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party opposed the government’s Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. The bill gives too much power to any government of the day and allows for the long-term segregation, detention or exclusion of citizens.


Torquay College Traffic is an Accident Waiting to Happen

Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to direct VicRoads to look into the installation of new, and safer, road infrastructure near Torquay College.


Colac Family Violence Early Intervention HELP Program Lifeline

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Attorney-General to ensure Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) has funding for a vital family violence early intervention program to expand into Colac Area Health.


Geelong Family Violence Early Intervention HELP Program Lifeline

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Attorney-General to ensure Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) has funding for a vital family violence early intervention program which is philanthropically funded by the Anthony Costa Foundation until June 2022. Without funding, it is unlikely the program will continue beyond this time.


Grimley Calls for the Return of Face-to-Face Prison Programs

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP, has called for face-to-face prison programs to return to Victorian correctional facilities.


Grimley Introduces Bill to Make Hoon Event Laws State-wide

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (DHJP) State Leader Stuart Grimley MP has introduced a Private Members Bill to amend the Road Safety Act 1984 which will make it illegal to attend a hoon event.


GPS tracking of FV Victims aids Coercive Control

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party has asked the Attorney-General to take action – including education of police – in response to revelations that the charge of “regulation of installation, use and maintenance of tracking devices” has been used less than 35 times between July 2016 and July 2019.

Grimley Tables Western Victoria Transmission Network Project e-Petition

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP, has today tabled an e-petition to have the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) redesigned. The e-petition garnered a huge 1,252 signatures from the communities who will be affected by this project.


Windfall Gains Tax will Hurt Western Victorian Towns

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party State Leader, Stuart Grimley MP, has opposed the Windfall Gains Tax (WGT) that has been passed by the Government and supported an amendment to the Bill that would have capped the WGT rate at the rate of a similar suburban tax (the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC)) that would have given regional areas a level-playing field.


Grimley Demands Information on Wimmera Rail to be Released

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP has called on the State Government to release information on the costs and barriers to returning rail to the Wimmera.


Grimley Calls on the Government to Fund Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP, has called on the State Government to fund Stage 1A of the Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre (the MARC) through the Regional Development Victoria (RDV) grants which are likely to be decided by the end of November.


Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party opposes Victoria’s pandemic-specific Bill

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party will not support the Victorian government’s pandemic-specific Bill introduced to Parliament yesterday.


DHJP New Offence for FV In the Presence of a Child

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (DHJP) will today ask the Government to commit to a new offence in the Summary Offences Act of ‘family violence in the presence of a child’.


Reducing Financial Impacts on Great Ocean Road Communities

Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley’s amendment to the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2021 has passed.


Grimley Doubles Down On Victims Charter Act Compliance

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Attorney-General, Jaclyn Symes, in Parliament to reveal what the Office of Public Prosecutions has done to improve their compliance with the Victims’ Charter Act.


New Data Shows Liquor Bill Should be Delayed

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP says that the Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill 2021 should be delayed with many examples of new data coming out showing the damage the online delivery sector is causing to Victoria’s most vulnerable.


Grimley Wants Responsible Service of Alcohol to the Home

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP will introduce amendments to the Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill 2021 currently before Victorian Parliament that will require alcohol delivery drivers to have a modified Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course and to implement a Review into Online Same-Day Delivery 18 months after the Bill passes.


Grimley Supports Timber Industry

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has opposed legislation that will likely see a wipe-out of the native timber industry in Victoria.


Continued Maintenance on our boat ramps needed

Member for the Western Victoria Region, Stuart Grimley MP is calling on the Minister for Boating and Fishing to undertake maintenance on the Clifton Springs boat ramp. Members of the Bellarine Pirates and Leopold Angling and Aquatic Club have brought this issue to Mr Grimley’s attention.


Grimley Calls for Home Quarantine Tech for CCO Offenders

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP is calling for the State Government to explore geolocation technology for offenders on Community Corrections Orders (CCOs), following their endorsement of the technology for home quarantine for returned travellers.


Soccer infrastructure needed in Barwon South West region

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimly MP has asked the Minister for Sport if the Government’s plans on soccer infrastructure spending in the Barwon South West region will meet demand.


DHJP Opposes Suburban Rail Loop Due to Inadequate Regional Funding

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (DHJP) have opposed the Suburban Rail Loop legislation due to its unprecedented planning powers and in protest to the lack of commitment from the State Government to a long-term regional rail plan.


Grimley Calls for Hoon Event Penalties

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Minister for Road Safety, Ben Carroll, to investigate state-wide penalties for attending a hoon event.


Victims’ Charter Act a Toothless Tiger

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has called on the Government to strengthen the Victims’ Charter Act which he currently describes as a ‘toothless tiger’.


Grimley Calls for More Tasers for Police (Again)

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Police Minister for the Victorian Government to deliver tasers to all frontline police officers. This comes after a Victorian police officer was seriously injured on the job last month.


Regional Victorians at least 11 per cent worse off than metropolitan counterparts

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP is lifting the lid on the inequity of government funding. A report requested by Mr Grimley by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has revealed that regional Victorians receive about 11 per cent less government asset investment than their metropolitan counterparts.


Support for our Mental Health Professionals is needed

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP is calling on the Government to undertake an audit of the Willaura Hospital, which is part of the East Grampians Health Service. Mr Grimley has been contacted by a constituent who has described the hospital as an accident waiting to happen.


Third time Strikes a Balance for #LetUsSpeak Legislation

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP, has supported the Victorian Government’s latest amendments to the Judicial Proceedings Reports Bill 2021 (JPRA Bill) whilst noting the distress JPRA changes have made to the sexual assault survivor community (as well as victims and their families) since February 2020.


Government Response to Wimmera Rail not Good Enough

Member for the Western Victoria Region, Stuart Grimley MP, has received a response from the Minister for Public Transport regarding the reintroduction of rail to the Wimmera. The Minister has stated that the government has no plans to return rail to the Wimmera.


Disclosure Scheme and Online Grooming Education Recommended by Committee

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MPs Stuart Grimley and Tania Maxwell have welcomed the Inquiry into the Management of Sex Offender Information report that was handed down today by the Legal and Social Issues Committee. The Party was disappointed, however, that it did not recommend the establishment of a public child sex offender register.


Grimley Fighting for Yogi’s Law

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MP Stuart Grimley will today debate a motion that will give greater access to those seeking WorkCover compensation for psychiatric assistance dog and equine therapy payments.


Sign the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project PetitionList Title

Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley MP is sponsoring an e-petition before the Legislative Council that is calling for a review of the proposed Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

Letter to the Premier

There are many wars that we are fighting at the moment. Covid is one of them, mental health – in particular youth mental health is another. With Covid, you can see the symptoms and trace the contacts and employ the lockdowns. With mental health, it is not so clear. It is the silent killer. Read my letter to the Premier.


Stuart Grimley asks community for Pollie Pay Rise suggestions

Member for Western Victoria, Stuart Grimley MP, is asking the community for suggestions for his monthly Pollie Pay Rise.

When the original Pollie Pay Rise was first announced Mr Grimley decided to donate his increase to in need Western Victorian community organisations.


Victorians should be able to take Parliament sitting for granted

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party is extremely disappointed and frustrated that Parliament has once again been adjourned.

We made our views known last sitting week when we voted down the government’s motion to defer Parliament and supported changes to allow all MPs to participate in a COVID-safe way.


DHJP VLRC Stalking Inquiry Submission

Read the Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission stalking inquiry.


Grimley Wants Improved Access to Victoria’s Big Housing Build for Regional Communities

Continuing during Homelessness Week, Western Victoria MP Stuart Grimley is seeking clarification from the Victorian Government on the barriers Western Victoria’s councils experience when accessing funds from Victoria’s $5bn Big Housing Build (BHB).


Media Statement: Grab and Drag Laws

Reports of a teenage girl being grabbed and dragged toward a car while waiting for a bus in Frankston is absolutely sickening. Thankfully, there was a Good Samaritan who witnessed this heinous attack and stopped the perpetrator from taking this girl.


Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Wants Open Justice Advocate

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP has asked the State Government to commit to and implement the final recommendation of the 2017 Open Courts Act Review (commonly referred to as the “Vincent Review”), undertaken by Victorian Court of Appeal Judge Frank Vincent.


Grimley Asks Public Transport Minister to Meet Wimmera Community & Provide Information on Business Case

Western Victorian MP Stuart Grimley is calling for Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, to meet with communities along the Nhill-Ararat rail line.


Grimley responds to Regional Workforce Pilot Program

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.


Grimley Visits regional Western Victoria

State leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP is embarking on a regional tour of the Western Victoria region to visit local councils and community groups to listen to their concerns.


MP vows to fight for Wimmera rail

Read this great article in the Ararat Advocate


Grimley Calls on New Initiatives to Reduce Recidivism in AOD Offenders: Sentencing Deferral & SCRAM CAM in Sentencing

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.


Grimley Asks for Answers on Western Victoria Transmission Network Project

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.


Bail Laws Extra Territorial Loophole

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.


Victorian Teachers Need More Protection

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.


‘Green-light’ places without cases, Acting Premier

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party parliamentarians Stuart Grimley and Tania Maxwell have pressed Acting Premier James Merlino to keep places without COVID cases out of future lockdowns.


Grimley asks Government to Fund Men’s Behaviour Change Programs to Reduce Lengthy Wait TimesList Title

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.


Grimley Victorian Budget Response 2021-22

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley MP, has welcomed the announcement of funding for key projects and programs that he has advocated for in Parliament.


Victims Legal Service is Funded!

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (DHJP) has welcomed the announcement of a new Victims Legal Service (VLS) in the 2021/2022 Budget, a long-standing proposal of the Party.


Housing Crisis in Western Victoria

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.


Grimley Calls on Government to Support Murray Basin Rail Project Standardisation

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.


Grimley Queries Start Date for Geelong’s Specialist Family Violence Court

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Stuart Grimley has asked the Government when Geelong Magistrates Court will begin construction on its specialist family violence court.


Grimley Introduces Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Stuart Grimley will today introduce a Bill to the Legislative Council of Victorian Parliament to change the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (VAD Act).


Grimley Wants Online Grooming and Consent Education in All Victorian Schools

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.


Singh Sentencing not good enough

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.


Low Conviction Rate for Charge Supports Grab and Drag Proposal

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.


Submission for VLRC Grab and Drag Issues Paper

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.


Fixing Country Roads Program Must Return

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.


More Shearers Needed for Western Victoria

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.


Drop-a-Cop for great Cause

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.


Stuart Grimley MP Welcomes Support for Alcoa

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.


Warning Signs Required for At-Risk Boat Ramps

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.


Grimley Asks for AOD Specialist Funding for Colac Area Health

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Stuart Grimley, has asked the Minister for Health, the Hon Martin Foley, for funding for an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Specialist at Colac Area Health.


Grimley Stands with Child Abuse Survivors in Parliament

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.


Grimley Wants Number of Assaults on Barwon Prison Officers

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.


Grimley Welcomes Presumptive Compensation Laws

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.


West Gate Tunnel continuing to burden the Taxpayer

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party State Leader, Stuart Grimley MP has had enough of the continual setbacks and cost blowouts to the West Gate Tunnel Project.


Grimley Shares Concerns Over Voluntary Assisted Dying via Telehealth

State Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Stuart Grimley has shared concerns with the Health Minister that the Voluntary Assisted Dying Scheme may be illegal when conducted via telehealth.


Grimley Gets Permanent Speed Limit Changed at Marengo

Stuart Grimley has welcomed the speed limit change on the Great Ocean Road at Marengo to 80km/h from 100km/h as a result of his advocacy.


Grimley’s Advocacy Gets Level-Crossing Signage Upgraded

Stuart Grimley has welcomed the announcement that signage will be upgraded at the Fuller Road Level Crossing in Inverleigh, as a result of his advocacy.


Grimley asks for Expanded JP Recruitment

Stuart Grimley has asked the State Government to plan a campaign to recruit more Justices of the Peace (JP) after a severe shortage has been noted in south-west Victoria.


Greg Page and Stuart Grimley Get a ‘Wiggle’ on About Installing AEDs

Stuart Grimley MP has teamed up with founder (and former yellow member) of The Wiggles to encourage other Victorian MPs to install an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in their office.


Grimley Calls for ‘Grab and Drag’ Laws in Victoria

26/11/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP is calling on the State Government to introduce ‘grab and drag’ laws to strengthen our legal system specifically in dealing with violence against women.


Residential Care system failing the most vulnerable

11/10/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has raised concerns with the Government over the continuous problems and failings with the residential care system.


JUSTICE PARTY IMPLORES GOVERNMENT NOT TO GAG DECEASED

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.


Calls for Inverleigh Level Crossing Upgrades

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.


Grimley Welcomes #LetUsSpeak Law Changes

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.


Statement on Omnibus Bill

13/10/2020 – Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party will not be voting for the Omnibus Bill in its current form.


Grimley Welcomes Federal Infrastructure Blitz

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’.


Grimley Queries Driving Test Wait Times in Regional Victoria

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.


Regional Court Upgrades a Good Opportunity for Stimulus

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.


Grimley Calls on State Government to Fund Virtual Fences on Great Ocean Road’s Deadly Marengo Stretch

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.


Grimley Queries Driving Test Wait Times in Colac & Geelong Regions

16/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the State Government to be open about wait times for the drive test needed to obtain a Victorian drivers’ license in regional areas such as Geelong and Colac


Grimley Quizzes Minister on PFAS Again

15/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has again quizzed the State Government on the dumping of toxic soil in Bacchus Marsh, which the EPA has approved plans for recently.


Statement from Stuart Grimley MP on Third Step for Regional Victoria

15/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP warmly welcomes the Premier’s announcement today for rural and regional Victoria to move to Step 3 as of September 17.


Grimley Getting the Community Involved in Law-Making

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.


Grimley says Presumptive Compensation Scheme Needed for Last Line of Defence

03/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the State Government why they have not implemented a Presumptive Compensation Scheme for our ‘last line of defence’ through COVID-19.


Statement from Stuart Grimley MP on the State of Emergency Extension

01/09/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP not be supporting a 6-month extension of the State of Emergency.


Public Sex Offender Register Inquiry Submissions are OPEN

20/08/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP invites the public to have their say on a public sex offender register in Victoria.


Grimley Seeks Clarity on Murray Basin Rail Status

18/08/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP seeks clarity on the status of the Murray Basin Rail Project.


Database Needed for the Withdrawal of Sexual Assault Cases

18/08/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP calls on the Government to establish a database within VicPol for the reasons sexual assault cases are withdrawn in Victoria.


Pollie Pay Rise: Melton Soup Kitchen

01/07/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP donates one month of his pollie pay rise to the Melton Soup Kitchen.


Grimley Stays Hygienic with Hand Sanitizers

30/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP is handing out 25 free hand sanitizers to small businesses in the Western Victoria region.


Support for the CFA

30/06/2020 – On the eve of FRVs beginning, Stuart Grimley MP pays tribute to what was the CFA.


Opinion Piece: The Overland must be protected

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.


Emergency Services Assault Legislation Gets 12-Month Mandatory Review

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!


State Labor Should Match Federal Labor on Stance on Sex Offenders

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


Fast-Track 12 Apostles Funding

17/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP asks the State Government to fast-track the funding for the Twelve Apostles Trail upgrade, with low rental usage in the area and limited traffic/tourism.


Geelong Needs Night Court, Says Grimley

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.


Grimley Calls for Implementation of Interim Mental Health Recommendations

02/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP calls on the State Government to implement all of the interim recommendations from the Mental Health Royal Commission


Pushing for Community Involvement in Great Ocean Road Authority

04/06/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP tries to ensure the community is involved with the newly established Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority


Grimley Stoked with Warracknabeal Education Precinct Funding Announcement

18/05/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP says he is “stoked” with a funding announcement for the Warracknabeal Education Precinct, despite being a long time coming


#FrontlineChalkSupport

06/05/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP announced a competition to support frontline support workers and keep kids entertained whilst at home due to COVID-19


Grimley Wants Answers on Flu Vax TImeline

23/04/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP asked the Health Minister for a timeline for flu vax to be back in stock, after a higher-than-usual uptake this year


Pell: A Sad Day for Abuse Survivors

07/03/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP expressed his sadness that George Pell was released from jail


Magistrates Courts Should Halt Non-Essential Mentions & Stop Transporting Prisoners

19/03/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP raised a concern that during COVID-19, Magistrates Courts Should Halt Non-Essential Mentions & Stop Transporting Prisoners


Safety for in-home Carers

19/03/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP spoke about a possible ‘2-up’ system for aged care/in-home carers after an incident in Geelong where an in-home carer was attacked


Increasing Transparency in Legislative Council: Photography

18/03/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP introduced a motion to the Legislative Council to make reporting of chamber matters more transparent including broader photography protocol


Patients Die Before Dying with Dignity

25/02/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP donated his monthly Pollie Pay Rise to Wimmera Family Against Violence


Geelong Welcomes Hinch to Talk Politics

25/02/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP welcomed Derryn Hinch to Geelong for a Politics in the Pub event


Pushing for Indigenous Burn Offs

07/02/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP calls on the Government to incorporate more Indigenous fire management practices


Too Many Victims Withdrawing Sexual Assault Claims

04/02/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP raises concerns about the amount of victims withdrawing sexual assault claims in Victoria.


Aireys Inlet CFA Needs a New Home

19/02/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP called on the Government to fund the Aireys Inlet CFA Shed


Call to Review CFA Equipment Funding

15/01/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP is calling on the Government to review the funding arrangement for CFA Equipment


Donate to an Aussie Icon

10/01/2020 – Stuart Grimley MP is adopting a koala from Jirralingha Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary following the devastating bushfires.


Grimley & Heart Attack Survivor Announce Defibrillator on Pearl St

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.


Pollie Pay Rise: Lorne Aged Care Home

09/12/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has given his monthly pollie pay rise donation to Lorne’s Great Ocean Road Healthcare.


Grimley to Use Parliamentary Privilege to Name & Shame Offender

05/12/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP will name and shame a suppressed offender when Parliament resumes in 2020. Hinch has long argued for more rights for victims, rather than offenders.


Patients Die Before Dying with Dignity

27/11/2019 – A key DHJP issue, Stuart Grimley MP talks about the many people dying before having a chance to utilise voluntary euthanasia which is difficult to navigate and access.


Industrial Manslaughter Bill

27/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP’s comments on not supporting the Industrial Manslaughter Bill due to concerns with farming and small business.


Hope for Hope Bereavement Services

15/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP asked the Government Minister to meet with Hope Bereavement Services’ CEO to discuss how their business can survive into the future.


De Novo Appeals Abolished: Recognising Victims’ Rights

15/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP supported legislation abolishing de novo appeals which stops victims having to present their statements multiple times to courts.


A Victims’ Right to Know

15/11/2019 – Proposing an amendment to enable victims of crime to be notified about compensation paid to perpetrators by the State.


Where are our regional jobs going to come from?

14/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP is supporting regional industries, which the Government are threatening with the impending closure of logging, transition away from mining and more.


Government Needs to ‘Come to the Eden Project Party’

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.


Congratulating Mental Health Helpers in Western Victoria

11/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP thanked Western Victorian organisations including The Naked Farmer for their work on rural mental health help.


Cladding: Still So Many Questions

12/11/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP sends many questions to the Government during the debate of the Cladding Bill; including about GMHBA Stadium.


Gold Royalty Needs More Consultation

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.


Repeat Drug Drivers: What’s the Penalty?

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.


Emergency Response Trials

31/10/2019 – Stuart asked the Government if they will continue the emergency response trials such as PROMPT and PACER.


Murray Basin Rail Needs Consultation

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.


Wind Farms Generating Low Housing Availability

30/10/2019 – Great investment in wind energy has an unintended consequence; limiting the amount of housing available in regional Victorian communities.


Pollie Pay Rise: Torquay Mens Shed

22/10/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP gave his October pollie pay rise to Torquay Mens Shed


Assault on Emergency Services Workers Loophole

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.


Using PSOs to Assist Mental Health Patients

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.


GP Retention in Rural Victoria

16/10/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Government to look at ways to support retaining quality GPs in rural and regional Victoria.


The Right To Farm

13/09/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has publicly voiced his support for an alternative site to be explored for the acquisition of a train stabling facility in Waurn Ponds


Ankle Bracelet Expansion

13/09/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has asked the Government to consider increasing the use of electronic monitoring bracelets to high risk family violence offenders and recidivist violent offenders.


Warracknabeal Education Preinct: Urgent Funding Required

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.


Supporting the Dairy Supply Chain

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.


Working With Children Check Loophole

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.


Envision’s Lids for Kids

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.


Sex Offender Register Motion

28/08/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP is keeping his election promise to pursue a Public Sex Offender Register in Victoria’s Parliament


#OneWallForAll: Including Suicide on Police Wall of Remembrance

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.


Mental Health Wait Times in Regional Victoria

14/08/2019 – Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley has asked the State Government in Parliament today to commit to cutting wait times for regional Victorians seeking help for mental health issues


Stuart Grimley Torquay Office Opens

18/07/2019 – Torquay is now home to Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MP Stuart Grimley, as the doors to his office have officially opened this week.


Grimley Sings Out for Home for Torquay Theatre Troupe

07/07/2019 – Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley has voiced his support for the Torquay Theatre Troupe’s proposal to take over the facilities at Surf World.


Rural Council Road Costs

05/07/2019 – Stuart Grimley, Member for Western Victoria has expressed his shock at the amount of money Councils across Western Victoria are having to inject into road maintenance.


CFA Bill Second Reading Speech

18/06/2019 – Stuart’s second reading speech of the Fire Services Bill


Stuart Grimley To Support CFA

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.


Horsham Domestic Violence Funding

06/06/2019 – Last week the State Budget was released and a project Stuart Grimley fought extremely hard for was funded in Horsham.


Grimley Calls for Improved Internet in Regional Schools

06/06/2019 – Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley has once again spoken in Parliament about the inequalities of Public and Private secondary schools’ internet speed and reliability.


Central Goldfields Employment

04/06/2019 – Stuart Grimley, Member for Western Victoria has voiced his support to reduce the high unemployment plaguing the Central Goldfields Shire.


State Budget Surf Coast

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.


State Budget Ballarat

28/05/2019 – Ballarat has performed well as a result of the State Budget handed down today, according to Stuart Grimley MP.


Support to Die With Dignity

23/05/2019 – Stuart Grimley MP has expressed his support of terminally ill Victorians to Die with Dignity which will officially become reality in Victoria in June.