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25 March 2021

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty received a warm welcome in Rutherglen when he presented his plan for creating a new regional state.

Rutherglen residents ask Tim Quilty at Rexit forum: how can we help you create new state?

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty addressed a passionate crowd in Rutherglen last night who were asking “how can we help you get this new state up and running?”

Mr Quilty was in the wine-making and tourist hotspot to host a Rexit Roadshow, part of the Victorian Upper House MP’s project to share his idea of a new regional state consisting of much of rural Victoria and southern NSW.

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15 March 2021

Tim Quilty's Rexit forum will explain benefits of independence to Rutherglen residents

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty will take his Rexit roadshow to Rutherglen to explain how a new state would improve life in the vibrant community.

Mr Quilty is pushing for the creation of a new state – tentatively called Murray – after seeing how city governments consistently penalise regional residents.

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15 March 2021

Do not close borders for just one positive case in NSW, demands Border MP Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has urged the Victorian Government not to close its borders in the wake of a COVID-positive security guard in NSW.

The quarantine hotel worker tested positive at the weekend and speculation has begun that NSW may be once again be considered a red zone.

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12 March 2021

Canberra resident Matt Tully made the 3.5-hour journey from the ACT to listen to Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty’s Rexit forum in Wodonga last night.

Canberra resident travels from National Capital to hear Tim Quilty's Rexit plan

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty’s vision for the breakaway state of Murray was so important that it prompted one audience member to travel from Canberra to hear it.

Matt Tully had travelled the 3.5 hours from his ACT home to hear Mr Quilty describe how northern Victoria and southern NSW would unite to form a new state tentatively named Murray.

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9 March 2021

Tim Quilty starts 2021 Rexit campaign with forum at a Wodonga pub

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is starting his 2021 Rexit campaign in Wodonga with a forum in a pub.

Mr Quilty will describe his vision for a new state and explain why it makes sense for regional communities in Victoria and NSW, during a forum at Elgin’s Hotel in Wodonga.

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3 March 2021

Tim Quilty condemns nine-month extension of Government's emergency powers

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the passing of legislation to extend the Victorian Government’s emergency powers.

Victoria is now under another nine months of the threat of snap lockdowns, panicked border crossings and unwarranted fines after the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension) Bill 2021 passed by just one vote, 19 to 18, in the Upper House.

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25 February 2021

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty was joined by NSW Member for Murray Helen Dalton (left) and Victorian Upper House MP Tania Maxwell, who also represents Northern Victoria, to discuss issues which are common to their constituencies.

Tim Quilty finds common ground at water conference

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty found common ground during a water conference today, meeting with MPs from Victoria and NSW over brekkie.

Mr Quilty hosted the meeting with Victorian Upper House colleague Tania Maxwell and NSW MP Helen Dalton, who represents the Murray electorate on the other side of the river from Mr Quilty.

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25 February 2021

Tim Quilty joins discussion examining problems created by Murray Darling Basin Plan

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty learned from water and economic experts during a conference examining the impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan today.

The two-day conference in Rutherglen brought academics, industry leaders and politicians together to look for solutions to the myriad problems arising from the plan.

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23 February 2021

 

Tim Quilty says Government should listen to legal experts' views on emergency powers

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the Victorian Government must listen to legal experts who say emergency powers do not need to be - and should not be - extended.

Marcus Clarke QC, Vanessa Plain and Dr Jason Harkess have written a draft bill which proposes amendments to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to deal with COVID without continuing the state of emergency.

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Tim Quilty glad to see end of 5-day lockdown, but says it should never have happened

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12 February 2021

 

Tim Quilty appalled by 5-day lockdown

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the closing down of all of Victoria announced today.

Due to a COVID outbreak in a quarantine hotel in Melbourne, Premier Daniel Andrews has told Victorians they must obey stage four rules from 11.59pm tonight until 11.59pm on Wednesday.

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