Parliament

Minister’s Statements: Family Violence

On 29 May our government presented its submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This is not a shy document, and nor does it seek to sugar-coat any aspect of the family violence response system. As the Premier has said on many occasions, the system..

Members’ Statements: Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence is now well underway, and written submissions close on 29 May. I thank all MPs who have made written submissions to the royal commission on behalf of their constituencies. In my own electorate of Northcote, representatives from a number of..

Condolences: Hon. Joan Kirner, AC

I too rise to recognise the extraordinary achievements of Joan Kirner. Joan Kirner was a trailblazer, an icon for Australian women inspired by her journey from outspoken mother, to national education campaigner, to Premier of Victoria. But she was much more than just a symbol..

Court Services Victoria and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015: Second Readin

I rise to speak on the Court Services Victoria and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015. I welcome the support of members opposite, including the shadow Attorney-General, for the bill. I acknowledge the member for Box Hill, who in his role as the former Attorney-General introduced..

Members’ Statements: Royal Commission into Family Violence

I rise to update the house on the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to encourage every MP in this place to make a written submission to the royal commission on behalf of their constituency. Last Friday the commission concluded the last of its 38 community..

Ministers’ Statements: Family Violence

I rise to update the house on a very important new Andrews Labor government initiative that will provide a critically important tool for each and every one of us as we undertake the work to end the harm caused by violence in homes. Last year,..

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Second Reading

I rise to speak in support of the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The bill makes a range of amendments to the portfolios of the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police, the Minister for Corrections, the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Minister for..

Adjournment Responses: Member for Geelong

I rise to respond to the member for Geelong, and I thank her for her request for a forum on family violence in her electorate. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the member for Geelong for her continued leadership and advocacy on..

Ministers’ Statements: Royal Commission into Family Violence

Victoria’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence has been charged with the task of identifying practical solutions to eliminate the harm caused by family violence — a harm borne predominately by women and children. This critically important initiative has been given the broadest possible terms of..

Minister’s Statement: Royal Commission into Family Violence 24/02/2015

Ms Richardson (Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence) — I rise to update the house on a significant challenge facing the Royal Commission into Family Violence, our community and the Parliament itself. Today the Premier provided an update on the establishment of the royal commission —..