Entries by Tania Maxwell

Speech- Cladding Safety Bill 2020

My contribution on this Bill will be relatively short. I am making it for two main purposes.
The first is to state that Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party will be supporting the Bill. We are doing so because we think it is an important way of helping to enhance the scope and quality of the Victorian response to flammable cladding issues.

Adjournment- Jackson Williams case

My matter is for the Attorney-General. It follows the recent County Court decision, in a judge-only trial, that found Jackson Williams not guilty of the charge of assault with intent to commit a sexual offence.
Williams was charged after attacking a nurse in the Melbourne CBD in October 2018.

Speech- Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party is – of course – supportive of this Bill.
The legislation takes, as its central inspiration, a clear recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  That recommendation (recommendation 13.3) was aimed at reducing the sexual abuse of children in boarding schools.  Accordingly, both that recommendation and the Bill most certainly have our endorsement.