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25 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty welcomes return to common sense as border bubble expands to 50km

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has welcomed the first traces of a return to common sense after the NSW Government said the border bubble will return to its original 50km radius.

Mr Quilty said he hopes the expansion will ease many of the difficulties border Victorians were facing.

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24 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty vows to fight Premier's emergency powers extension

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has renewed his vow to fight Premier Daniel Andrews’ attempts to extend emergency powers for 12 months.

Describing the prolonging of what he called ‘common-sense’ rules, Mr Andrews claimed he wanted to protect public health.

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18 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty, David Limbrick condemn extension of Government's emergency powers

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty and his Melbourne-based colleague David Limbrick will vehemently oppose any extension of emergency powers in Victoria.

Mr Quilty said it was time to end this dystopian nightmare.

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18 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty supports change of Parliament rules to allow remote sitting

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has supported a proposal to change the rules of Parliament to permit remote sitting.

Mr Quilty spoke in the Legislative Council, at the heart of Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown, in favour of a proposal which would enable some MPs to remain in their electorate office but take part while Parliament sits.

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13 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty proposes changing Parliament rules to allow remote sitting

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is proposing to change the rules of the Parliament of Victoria to permit some upper house MPs to attend sittings remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.

At the moment Members of Parliament have no option but to attend the Chamber in person but, according to Mr Quilty, the rules should change during the coronavirus emergency.

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11 August 2020

 

Why close off wide open spaces of National Parks as part of social distancing rules?

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has questioned the logic behind closing National Parks as part of coronavirus containment measures.

With business operators being forced to close because of the stage three restrictions, Mr Quilty says the Victorian Government seems intent on causing harm.

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4 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty appalled at Health Minister's dismissive deflection of COVID-19 questions

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has expressed his disgust at the way Health Minister Jenny Mikakos responded to questions in Parliament today.

Ms Mikakos, who sits in the same Legislative Council as Mr Quilty, was asked a string of questions by numerous Members of Parliament and gave the same dismissive answer: “I will be providing a written response to (the Member’s question) by tomorrow.”

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17 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty says now is the time to have a conversation about Rexit: a Regional Exit

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called for regional Victoria to be separated from Melbourne.

With 428 new cases of COVID-19 being announced today and with border closures still splitting communities and causing traffic delays, Mr Quilty says now is the time to start having a conversation about secession.

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17 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty renews calls for funding to reinvigorate Murray Basin Rail Plan

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has backed Member for Mildura Ali Cupper in calling for the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP).

The project has not received a single cent from a $525.8 million joint Federal-Victoria government road and rail money pot announced this week.

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21 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty 'in utter disbelief' after tighter border restrictions come into force

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is ‘in utter disbelief’ after the increase in border restrictions.

Mr Quilty said the tighter definition of a border community to within two kilometres of the Murray River will do nothing to prevent the spread of coronavirus but will increase the damage done to already struggling towns and villages.

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