13 January 2020
Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty receives an update on the status of fires in the Upper Murray from Operations Officer Gary Dash, left, and Incident Controller Andy Miller at the CFA Incident Control Centre in Wodonga.
Recovery the focus during visit to CFA Incident Control Centre
Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, visited the CFA Incident Control Centre in Wodonga today for an update on the fire situation in the Upper Murray.
Despite the ongoing active fires across the region, much of the news was positive and there is a strong focus on recovery.Read more
9 January 2020
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty discusses the approaching fire danger with Tallangatta farmer Dave Brewer.
Upper Murray residents told to expect renewed fire activity on hot, windy day
Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, joined Tallangatta residents at a meeting today to hear how Friday’s weather conditions will create a severe fire danger in the Upper Murray area.
Mr Quilty listened as CFA Commander Brett Myers shared a forecast of 42-degree temperatures accompanied by 40-60kmh winds from the west and 13% humidity, with a risk of thunderstorms.Read more
7 January 2020
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty put his firefighting experience to use over the New Year period.
Tim Quilty puts firefighting experience to use defending parents' farm
Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, has spent the Christmas and New Year break fighting bushfires which have been threatening his parents’ farm.
Mr Quilty grew up on the farm and fighting fires gave him an understanding of fire behaviour, fuel loads and weather conditions.Read more
26 November 2019
Ute and truck drivers could face penalties if vehicles display cheeky bumper stickers
Tim Quilty, Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria, says trucks and utes could be deregistered because of politically incorrect bumper stickers if legislation passes the upper house of the Victorian Parliament this week.
Mr Quilty says the new law is completely unjustified.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more