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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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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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12 February 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is working with Member for Mildura Ali Cupper to bring passenger rail services back to the Mildura line.

Tim Quilty says reactivating rail for Mildura would cost 'peanuts'

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says reconnecting Mildura to Melbourne by rail will cost ‘peanuts’.

Mr Quilty commissioned a report from the independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) to cost a shuttle service running three times a week from Mildura to Maryborough and connecting with existing services to Melbourne.

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2 February 2021

 

Tim Quilty says his opposition to gender conversion bill is based on freedoms

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has reiterated his opposition to the Andrews Government’s gender conversion therapy bill.

The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 seeks to ban practices which force members of the LGBTQIA+ to undergo conversion therapy, and will be debated in the Upper House this week.

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2 February 2021

Liberal Democrats MPs David Limbrick (left) and Tim Quilty have condemned the Victorian Government’s attempt to extend its emergency powers.

Tim Quilty and David Limbrick condemn emergency powers extension

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has said the extension of Victoria’s emergency powers is unnecessary and indicates how willing Premier Daniel Andrews is to inflict damage on Victorian communities.

The Victorian Government will this week rush through legislation in an effort to extend its powers to December 15.

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1 February 2021

 

Tim Quilty happy with border reopening, but lack of information proves we don’t matter

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says he is “absolutely delighted” to see Victorian border checkpoints gone, but has criticised the complete lack of information from the Victorian Government about it.

Police stopped checking vehicles entering the state on Friday evening and checkpoint infrastructure was dismantled over the weekend, but Mr Quilty said the lack of information about the change was “in typical Andrews style”.

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28 January 2021

 

Tim Quilty says gender conversion therapy bill is a threat to freedom of choice

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty will oppose the Victorian Government’s controversial bill aimed at prohibiting gender conversion therapy, which he is calling “case of government overreach in an attempt to stop an unsafe practice”.

The Andrews Government’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill is designed to prevent members of the LGBTIQA+ community being forced into conversion therapy but, says Mr Quilty, it goes too far and ends up preventing consenting adults from making an informed choice.

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26 January 2021

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty speaks to the media at Wodonga Council’s Australia Day celebration at The Cube.

Tim Quilty attends as guest of Wodonga Council to celebrate Australia Day

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty celebrated Australia Day today as a guest of Wodonga Council on an uncharacteristically damp January morning.

The weather outside may have been wet and grey but that did nothing to diminish the warmth of the welcome shown by the guests to all the new Australian citizens and Australia Day award winners.

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