Rachel renews push for Jalal’s Law
Independent candidate for the seat of Werribee, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins, will today move to include Jalal's Law in a justice bill due for debate later today in the Parliament of Victoria. In an interview with Niel Mitchel on 3AW this morning, Dr Carling-Jenkins outlined her confidence in her chances of securing the success of Jalal's Law.
Independent MP renews push for Jalal’s law, 18 months after his death
Independent MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins will raise the fight for Jalal’s Law in parliament today, 18 months since his death.
Jalal Yassine-Naja, 13, was hit by a car and killed while skateboarding to school in March 2017.
The woman who hit him was an unlicensed driver and received 80 hours of community service, but could not be found criminally liable for the crash.
Neil Mitchell has been pushing for Jalal’s Law, to see the law change and hold drivers accountable.
Ms Carling-Jenkins will be proposing an amendment to a bill in parliament this afternoon, called the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill.
“I will proposing an amendment to that bill which essentially instills the intent of Jalal’s Law,” she said.
She said it had been stuck in the system since May, when she tried to introduce a private member’s bill.
“There’s so much more we could do if parliament was just efficient.”