Speech – Notice of Motion: Coalition Ombudsman referral

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party has supported a referral to the Ombusdman of the allegations aired on 60 Minutes and in The Age regarding Ministers misuse of staff and budget entitlements.

Members Statement- Maria Berry: Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On the positive side to this very sombre topic, are the people who dedicate their time to fighting for the rights of the victims of elder abuse.  A great example of this is Maria Berry, from the North East of Victoria, who has spent many years campaigning for the rights of elderly.

Adjournment – Mildura passenger rail

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure.
In a sense, it’s a matter that’s more than 25 years in the making – because, quite shamefully, over a quarter of a century has passed since the city of Mildura last had access to a passenger rail service.

Constituency Question – Murray Basin Rail

I asked the Minister for Transport Infrastructure is she could outline when constituents will see the new business case for the Murray Basin Rail Project.

Members Statement- Rescue of William Callaghan

William Callaghan, 14 year old teenager, endured two nights in freezing conditions. Almost 500 people searched around the clock for more than 48 hours until William was found.

Speech- Manslaughter Bill 2020

In Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party we welcome this bill, as is also the case for the families of many victims of the types of crimes at the heart of this bill. Mr Grimley and I are pleased to see this legislation before the Parliament. Like them, we hope that its introduction may ultimately pave the way for the delivery of stronger sentencing decisions in the future for these atrocious offences.

Speech- Assisted Reproductive Bill 2020

This bill removes from legislation the requirement of a police check for people seeking assisted reproductive treatment.

Members Statement – Move to regional Victoria!

In many workplaces, the pandemic has paved a new way of operating, showing that in many instances you can productively work from anywhere.

Speech- Brumby cull motion

I am a lover of horses and have ridden them all my life. I understand the connection that people have with these majestic animals. I believe humane culling should only be done after all other forms of Brumby number management practices in our Alpine region has been fully exhausted.

We secured an Inquiry into Victoria’s Justice System

My motion to refer an inquiry into the justice system has passed the Parliament, and the Legal and Social issues Committee will now undertake the broadest inquiry into the justice system for nearly 30 years.