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28 May 2021

Leave students out of lockdown, says Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called on the Victorian Government to leave regional students out of lockdown rules.

Mr Quilty says the seven-day lockdown is causing major damage to students’ education and wellbeing with no justification whatsoever.

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27 May 2021

Tim Quilty says his private members bill would limit lockdown nonsense

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says a private members bill he has introduced in Parliament would make the Victorian Government think twice before overreacting with snap lockdowns.

Mr Quilty introduced the Emergency Powers Safeguard Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 earlier this month which would place limits on how the Government uses its emergency powers.

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26 May 2021

Tim Quilty attacks Government's 'slimy and sneaky' electric vehicle tax cash grab

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the Victorian Government’s proposed electric vehicle tax, calling it “a slimy and sneaky tactic”.

Mr Quilty said that, as a Liberal Democrat, he is opposed to increases in tax generally.

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21 May 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty and Member for Indi Helen Haines with GOTAFE CEO Travis Heeney listen to nursing student Hayley Currie describe how she was inspired to take up nursing.

GOTAFE Wangaratta struggling with ancient equipment to train new engineers

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has seen for himself how a lack of funding is putting the Wangaratta TAFE campus on the back foot.

Mr Quilty took a tour of GOTAFE Wangaratta and saw how the engineering department is forced to make do with outdated machinery.

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20 May 2021

Budget will put brakes on Victoria's economic recovery

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the Victorian Budget, calling it “a grab for cash by a desperate Treasurer”.

Mr Quilty said he was “incredulous” when he learned of the Treasurer’s plans to increase a raft of taxes on businesses and property owners, in a bid to rebalance the Government’s ledger.

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14 May 2021

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty explains how a new state would give an opportunity for greater freedoms through a bill of rights.

New state will bring new freedoms: Tim Quilty

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty last night explained how the creation of a new state could increase personal freedoms.

Mr Quilty was in Bright for the latest in his series of Rexit roadshows, part of his campaign to create a new state comprising regional Victoria and regional NSW.

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5 May 2021

Tim Quilty asks Parliament to cut the Job Tax

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called for a cut to the Job Tax which would put more money into wage earners’ pockets as well as create more jobs.

Mr Quilty today moved a motion to cut payroll tax, a levy which employers pay when giving people jobs, but which ultimately costs employees.

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5 May 2021

Tim Quilty introduces bill to limit Government's abuse of emergency powers

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has put the Victorian Government on notice after introducing a bill to limit the use of emergency powers.

The Emergency Powers Safeguard Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 would place limits on how the Government uses the extraordinary powers it calls on during a crisis.

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29 April 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty asked the Victorian Government, during a Legislative Council sitting in Bright, why Mansfield residents are being put at risk by poorly funded ambulance services. Picture: Jean-Pierre Ronco/Parliament of Victoria

Tim Quilty quizzes Victorian Government about constant underfunding of ambulance services

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has demanded the Victorian Government explain why the Mansfield community is being put at risk through lack of ambulance services.

Mr Quilty asked the Andrews Government why the town is so understaffed that paramedics have taken and risk and voiced their fears publicly.

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30 April 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty speaks at the special sitting of the Legislative Council in Bright, which he says was a nice day out but not likely to be the start of a change in the Victorian Government's treatment of the regions. Picture: Jean-Pierre Ronco/Parliament of Victoria

Parliament sitting in Bright was a nice day out but nothing will change

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has challenged the Victorian Government to commit to the regions following a special sitting in the Victorian Alps.

The Legislative Council held a one-day sitting in Bright on Thursday, April 29, during which it conducted normal parliamentary business following speeches by Alpine Shire Mayor John Forsyth and Bright P-12 College student Claire Lock.

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