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17 August 2021

Parliament closure is a blatant attempt to evade scrutiny over lockdown damage

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the Andrews Government’s closing down of Parliament.

The Government used health directions as a reason to close down the current sitting and prevent the asking of questions from MPs concerned about the damaging effects of lockdown.

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11 August 2021

Bubble permit system is border closure by stealth, says Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the Victorian Government’s introduction of a border bubble permit is in effect a hard border closure.

Mr Quilty said the permits will need to be checked, creating traffic jams in all border communities and therefore indistinguishable from a closure.

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9 August 2021

Regional lockdown a mistake which should never have happened, says an angry Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the lockdown of regional Victoria was a mistake that should never have happened.

Mr Quilty made his comment as the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced regional Victoria’s lockdown will end tonight at 11.59pm.

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5 August 2021

Tim Quilty condemns ‘contemptible’ snap lockdown, Victoria’s sixth

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the latest Victorian lockdown.

Mr Quilty said the seven-day statewide lockdown will do far more harm than good.

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4 August 2021

Premier is happy to be causing harm to border communities just to win Melbourne votes

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says it is crystal clear that Premier Daniel Andrews does not care about Victorians living on the border.

Mr Quilty said the tightening of border bubble restrictions will cause enormous damage to communities and businesses and yet have zero impact on the COVID status of Melbourne - the Premier’s only actual focus.

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20 July 2021

Premier putting Victorian lives at risk with ‘come home before midnight’ directive

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says Premier Daniel Andrews is risking road deaths as Victorians race home before the borders close at midnight.

The Premier announced today that from midnight tonight, any Victorians who are in NSW will not be allowed to return home.

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19 July 2021

Tim Quilty says extended lockdown without end date will ‘break those already struggling’

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the extension of Victoria’s lockdown with no end date announced will ‘break those already struggling’.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the recording of 12 new cases meant he will not be removing the lockdown on Tuesday night.

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15 July 2021

Tim Quilty says lockdown is overreaction, creating damage and fear across Victoria

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has expressed frustration at the announcement of another statewide lockdown.

Mr Quilty commented as Premier Daniel Andrews announced a five-day snap lockdown of the whole state.

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12 July 2021

Tim Quilty says damage caused by border closure far outweighs any benefits

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the closure of Victoria’s border as ‘just more COVID theatre for the Melbourne voters’.

Mr Quilty said the damage this closure will do to the regional economy far outweighs any benefits.

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6 July 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty discusses the difficulties in recruiting senior medical staff with Nathalia Cobram Numurkah Health CEO Jacque Phillips.

Outreach, staffing issues are holding back Numurkah health care excellence: Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says regional Victorians deserve the best health services despite the difficulties of attracting staff.

Mr Quilty said during a visit to Numurkah’s District Health Service that recruiting medical and allied health staff in rural areas would always be challenging but vowed to look at solutions.

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