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26 November 2019

 

Tim Quilty joins workers to protest plans to shut down native timber logging industry

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, joined a large vocal crowd of timber workers on the steps of Parliament House today to protest the Victorian Government’s plan to close their industry down.

Mr Quilty was part of a group of politicians with different allegiances but who are united in their condemnation of the decision by Premier Daniel Andrews to close the native timber logging industry by 2030.

“The crowd made for an impressive sight today. The sheer number of workers who had taken the time to travel from regional Victoria to share their message with the Government shows how poorly thought out that decision is,” Mr Quilty said.

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19 November 2019

 

Tim Quilty says irresponsible 4x4 drivers will lead to more government access restrictions

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has condemned the irresponsible behaviour of some 4x4 drivers who tear up the landscapes and create ill feeling towards other off-road enthusiasts.

Mr Quilty visited Mansfield today and met with members of the Mansfield Alpine 4WD Club, who take great care to look after the land they visit.

“The issue of off-road driving can lead to some strong opinions so it was a great opportunity to talk to club members and hear their experiences,” Mr Quilty said.

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18 November 2019

 

Tim Quilty lends his voice to support doomed Victorian native timber logging workers

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, stood up in support of the thousands of timber industry workers who have been told by the Andrews Government their jobs are not important.

Mr Quilty joined other political figures outside Parliament House in Melbourne on Friday to protest plans by the Victorian Government to close down the native timber logging industry by 2030.

“More than 1600 Victorian jobs rely on logs harvested from native forests and it defies belief that the Labor Party, a political movement which was founded on supporting the workers, is happy to see hundreds of families left without a breadwinner,” Mr Quilty said.

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14 November 2019

 

Important learning facilities under threat from funding uncertainties

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has confirmed his belief that a good education should be available for every student.

And Mr Quilty has called on the Andrews Government to join him in this confirmation by making a funding commitment to Flexible Learning Centres in Wodonga, Benalla, Seymour and Shepparton.

The Centres have been meeting the needs of students who are falling through the cracks of the regular system, but are facing an uncertain future without an ongoing funding model.

“Sometimes students find that the regular system is not a good fit for them and they just stop going, which means their career prospects are greatly impacted,” Mr Quilty said.

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13 November 2019

 

Extinction Rebellion in Wodonga

The following can be attributed to Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria:

“People have a right to protest. However, they should be careful about how they do it, or the public may take the kind of direct action which the metro-based activists advocate, and clear the protesters out of the way.

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13 November 2019

 

Regional MP Tim Quilty attacks metropolitan Labor decision to shut down timber industry 

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has condemned in Parliament plans by the Andrew Government to shut down the Victorian native logging industry.

The announcement, made last week, will see the entire industry shut down by 2024 under a plan costing $120 million.

Mr Quilty spoke in the Legislative Council in support of the thousands of workers who stand to lose their livelihoods, and spoke of the direct attack on a rural way of life.

“You should be ashamed,” Mr Quilty said to Labor representatives in the chamber.

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13 November 2019

 

MP for Northern Victoria expresses fears for those facing bushfire horror in NSW

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has shared his concerns for residents in NSW who are enduring the horror of bushfires.

Mr Quilty, a former rural fire brigade member, said he is all too familiar with the horror of facing the loss of a home, precious personal possessions or, at worst, a loved one.

“We have all been watching the bushfire situation develop further north and hoping that the predicted forecasts of worsening conditions do not eventuate,” Mr Quilty said.

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7 November 2019

 

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty invites education minister to ageing school building

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, visited Wodonga Middle Years College to see for himself how teachers and students are struggling in the outdated Huon Campus.

With no funding since 2008, the building is suffering a catalogue of problems which Mr Quilty wants to share with Education Minister James Merlino.

“If the Minister saw what I saw on Monday, I’m certain he would be more than happy to open his cheque book and fix the problems facing the staff and students at Wodonga Middle Years College’s Huon Campus,” Mr Quilty said.

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6 November 2019

 

Childcare Over-Regulation

The following can be attributed to Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria:

“Mr Gepp is right in asserting that families want the best possible care for their children. However, this is not going to happen by adding more and more regulations which will drive up costs and reduce the number of people wishing to enter the industry.

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25 October 2019

 

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty calls for overtaking safety review of Black Spur

The following can be attributed to Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria:

“I have driven on this road and am well aware of the challenges which face drivers along its length, particularly when it comes to overtaking.

“While cyclists have every right to use the road, it is also unreasonable to expect drivers to travel at cycling pace for kilometre after kilometre.

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