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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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7 July 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty listens to Nattalie Joinbee, Business Development Manager at Valley Sport, describe how regional sport is struggling to stay alive because of COVID restrictions.

Tim Quilty says COVID restrictions threaten to kill off grass-roots sport, impacting pro level

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the Andrews Government’s COVID restrictions are threatening Victorian sport at all levels.

Restrictions placed on sporting organisations are threatening their existence, which will leave a vacuum for professional teams with no grass-roots player development being fed into the VFL, which feeds to the AFL.

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24 June 2021

Tim Quilty labels Nationals water motion ‘a stunt to woo voters’

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called a National Party attempt to amend water buyback legislation “a stunt”.

Mr Quilty said Senator Bridget McKenzie’s attempt to reduce the amount of water required to be returned to the environment under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was merely an attempt to woo voters, and not intended to succeed.

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24 June 2021

Tim Quilty condemns creation of new National Parks which lock out recreational users

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has attacked the Andrews Government over the creation of new National Parks.

The Victorian Government has announced it is reclassifying more than 65,000 hectares of land as National Parks.

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24 June 2021

Tim Quilty proposes increasing Hume Highway speed limit to 120kmh, reducing fatigue danger

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has asked Parliament to consider increasing the Hume Highway speed limit to 120kmh.

Increasing the speed limit would improve safety by reducing travel times and the risk of fatigue, Mr Quilty told Parliament.

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15 June 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty describes his vision of a new state to members of Probus Club of Wangaratta.

Curiosity leads to Probus Club launching salvo of questions about setting up new state

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty faced a barrage of questions from the Men’s Probus Club of Wangaratta about his plan to form a new state.

Invited as a guest speaker, Mr Quilty gave an address on Tuesday discussing his time in Parliament and setting his proposal to redraw the map of Australia.

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17 June 2021

Ski field COVID test requirement will kill off Alpine economies, says Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the Victorian Government’s ruling which demands visitors to ski fields must prove they are free of COVID-19.

While restrictions across regional and metropolitan Victoria have been easing, any visitors who wish to go skiing must provide evidence they have had a negative virus test.

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9 June 2021

Emergency powers bill passes through second stage despite strong Government resistance

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has cleared a major hurdle with his legislation to rein in the Victorian Government’s emergency powers.

Mr Quilty introduced the Emergency Powers Safeguard Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 last month which would force the Government to be more careful in how it manages COVID outbreaks.

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2 June 2021

Sorry if i’m not delighted, but this lockdown should never have happened

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the restrictions now being eased in regional Victoria should never have been imposed in the first place.

From 11.59pm tomorrow, Thursday, many of the restrictions which have ground the state to a halt will be lifted.

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