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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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25 January 2021

Tim Quilty demands an end to border closure now that new COVID cases in NSW rest at zero

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is demanding the Victorian Premier end the border closure now that there are no new local COVID-19 cases in NSW.

The Andrews Government downgraded all of NSW on its COVID map on Friday night, classifying all of regional NSW green and all of metropolitan Sydney orange.

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19 January 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has added his name to a letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to set down uniform rules on what would trigger a closure, what a border bubble would look like and how the closure would be enforced.

Tim Quilty signs letter to Prime Minister asking for help to ease border closure damage

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has added his name to a letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help address the damage caused by border closures.

The letter, bearing the signatures of six minor party and independent Victorian and NSW MPs, requests the National Cabinet set down a uniform, evidence-based approach to future state border closures, including what would trigger a closure – and an opening – and what a border bubble should look like.

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13 January 2021

 

Tim Quilty vows to fight for all border communities during Victorian lockout

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has promised to fight for all border communities, regardless of which side of the Murray they are on, after attending an emergency meeting today.

Mr Quilty was invited to a meeting of Moama business owners who are suffering from the Victorian Government’s border closure, and heard how bleak their outlook is.

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