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18 May 2020

 

Tim Quilty questions effectiveness of $2.7 billion Building Works stimulus scheme

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty believes the Andrews Government is giving Victoria a sugar hit of spending in its $2.7 billion Building Works economic stimulus package.

Today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews is a diversion which hides the real damage the Labor Government has done through economic mismanagement, says Mr Quilty.

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12 May 2020

 

Tim Quilty says Victorian Government's firearms sales ban should never have happened

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the ban on the sale of firearms and ammunition during the coronavirus crisis should never have been approved.

The ban was lifted at 11.59pm on Tuesday, ending a controversial restriction which caused uproar in the shooting community.

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12 May 2020

 

Tim Quilty calls out Premier's 'stage managed' announcement of return to schools

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has welcomed the announcement of a return to school for Victorian students, but has called on Premier Daniel Andrews to stop ‘stage-managing’ announcements.

The Victorian Premier announced today that the youngest and oldest students – prep to grade two and years 11 and 12 – would return to school on Tuesday May 26, while years three to 10 will return on Tuesday June 9.

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11 May 2020

 

Tim Quilty 'disappointed' by minimal relaxation of Victoria's lockdown regulations

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called Victoria’s restriction announcement “disappointing”.

After much anticipation, Premier Daniel Andrews announced a minor relaxation of restrictions for Victorians on Monday as the state of emergency date expired.

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8 May 2020

 

Tim Quilty calls on Premier to declare virus-free regional Victoria fully open

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has challenged Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to declare regional Victoria fully open.

Mr Quilty is reopening his Wodonga office and says it is now time to start winding back restrictions in regional Victoria, where there are no COVID-19 cases.

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24 April 2020

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty (right) has congratulated party colleague David Limbrick, Member for the South Eastern Metropolitan electorate, on his appointment to the powerful Public Accounts and Economics Committee, a joint investigatory committee which will oversee the actions of the Victorian Government.

 

Tim Quilty encouraged to see colleague David Limbrick join government scrutiny committee

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the appointment of party colleague David Limbrick to a government accountability committee will bring much-needed balance to what was previously a government dominated process.

Mr Quilty sits in the Legislative Council with Mr Limbrick, Member for the South Eastern Metropolitan electorate, and both are members of the same political party.

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23 April 2020

Tim Quilty says Andrews Government backdown on Parliament suspension is a win for democracy

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the forcing of the Andrews Government to resume Parliament on June 2 is a win for democracy and for all Victorians.

The crossbench, of which Mr Quilty is a member, was part of a group which forced the decision following three days of intense discussions.

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22 April 2020

Tim Quilty welcomes Parliament sitting, but holds concerns over accountability

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty will return to Parliament on Thursday but believes that the single sitting day is an abuse of democracy.

Where normally he would be in Melbourne for a week, Mr Quilty will only be allowed just a single day in Parliament.

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17 April 2020

Tim Quilty says sole Parliament sitting day is not enough to provide accountability

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has welcomed the announcement of a Parliamentary session amid the coronavirus lockdown but has major concerns about the ongoing abuse of democracy by the Andrews Government.

Both Chambers of Victorian Parliament – the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly – will sit on Thursday April 23 for one day only.

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8 April 2020

Tim Quilty joins show of crossbench unity to demand democracy during COVID-19 crisis

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has joined his crossbench colleagues in a show of unity to demand the Andrews Government restore democracy to Victoria during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mr Quilty said that with the Government exercising extraordinary powers and making significant expenditure on a near-daily basis, it is important there continues to be some form of parliamentary oversight.

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