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26 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty labels duck hunt season 'pathetic' after Government allows just five weeks

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has opened fire on the Andrews Government’s announcement of a five-week duck hunting season, labelling it “a pathetic attempt” to buy off protesters while throwing scraps to hunters.

Mr Quilty had earlier this month pushed Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes for an announcement, stating that time was running out for hunters to organise trips and that there had been a good season for breeding.

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22 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, visited Black Spur Road as a guest of the Black Spur Action Group to view alternatives to the often congested route.

 

Tim Quilty visits Black Spur Road to look at alternative to troubled but vital route

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, visited Marysville today to see for himself an alternate route proposed by the Black Spur Action Group.

The Black Spur Road has a long history of accidents and it has been acknowledged by the Victorian Government as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the state.

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20 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty slams gold tax proposal, calls for regional Victoria to break free

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has again raised the idea of regional Victoria breaking away from Melbourne in a speech criticising Labor’s plan to increase taxes on gold mines.

The cash-strapped Andrews Government wants to raise more money by increasing the taxes paid by gold-mining companies.

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18 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty calls for reuse of felled memorial trees at Tintaldra to create monument

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, is calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to help create a new memorial from the timbers of felled commemorative trees at Tintaldra.

Two of the trees – which were planted to honour men from Tintaldra who fought in World War I - were removed as part of bushfire remediation work, as they had been deemed hazardous.

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14 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, is quizzing the Victorian Government on what it plans to do to ease Rutherglen's truck problem.

 

Tim Quilty determined to keep pushing for a resolution to Rutherglen's truck problem

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, is determined to keep the wheels rolling on the long-running issue of trucks hurtling through the centre of Rutherglen.

Mr Quilty has quizzed the Victorian Government on what work is being done to address the issue, and says he is determined to see it through to a resolution.

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5 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, visited Walwa to find out from residents and businesses what happened to them during and after the bushfires.

 

Tim Quilty recognises suffering of fire victims, calls for better government response

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has spoken in Parliament to recognise the suffering endured by so many Victorians during the recent and ongoing bushfires, and to call for the Victorian Government to do better.

Mr Quilty, who spent part of the Christmas period fighting fires on his parents’ farm, highlighted the uncertainty and isolation which many people endured.

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4 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, has promised to keep pushing for a solution to trucks thundering through Rutherglen.

 

Tim Quilty promises to keep pushing for solution to Rutherglen's truck woes

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has vowed to keep pushing the Victorian Government to resolve Rutherglen’s truck problem after receiving a letter from Roads Minister Jaala Pulford committing to further investigations.

While there is no community consensus as to how to remove heavy trucks from Rutherglen’s main street, the town is united in its opposition to Regional Roads Victoria’s proposal.

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3 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, listens to Sandi Grieve (left) and Melinda Short of the Walwa Bush Nursing Centre as they recount their bushfire experiences.

 

Tim Quilty finds out how bushfire disaster has shown there is room for improvement

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, visited Walwa to see how the community is bouncing back after the bushfires.

The town was surrounded by fire and was effectively isolated from the rest of the world – the fires cut off all communication with the outside world.

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28 February 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, talks to Upper Murray resident Jim Keltyle about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

 

Tim Quilty says Murray-Darling Basin Plan's flawed basis needs more than an inquiry to fix it

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, says the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is based on flawed science and holds little hope that an inquiry will have the influence to fix it.

Mr Quilty attended a session of the Federal Government’s inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin today where Interim Inspector-General Mick Keelty listened to feedback from Upper Murray Irrigators.

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28 January 2020

 

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, has called on the Victorian Government to reconsider its approach to fuel load management.

 

Tim Quilty calls for rethink on fuel load management 

Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has called on the Andrews Government to reassess its policy of leaving fuel loads to accumulate.

The devastation wrought by the 2019-20 bushfires has shown that the policy is wrong, according to Mr Quilty.

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