Victorian Justice Party Launch
South Melbourne Market
Corner of Cecil and Coventry Streets
11am Friday, October 6, 2017
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party will stand candidates in both Victorian Houses of Parliament in next year's state election.
Hinch, who founded the party and became it's first senator at last year's federal election, said the time was right to tackle state issues.
'We need to get representation here in Victoria, especially the Upper House, because so many Law and Order issues are state issues,' he said.
"Early parole, too much bail too easily, magistrates and judges still being too soft on child abuse and child pornography crimes. We need to be there so people's voices can be heard. With gangs, home invasions, the disgusting trade in child brides, it's never been more urgent".
Hinch said his federal presence was also vital.
'If I hadn't gone to Canberra last year, the Government would not have passed new passport legislation that bans convicted paedophiles on the Child Sex Offenders Register from going on child rape holidays in places like the Phillipines, Thailand and Cambodia. We stopped one just last month where he had a dual citizenship with New Zealand.'
Hinch will launch the state campaign (and a drive for state party member) at South Melbourne Market on Friday morning.
The following day (Saturday October 7) he'll start an old-fashioned week-long, rail and car, meet-and-greet tour.
He'll visit the following:
Bendigo on Saturday 7th October
Swan Hill on Sunday 8th October
Mildura on Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October.
Working for Victoria!