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23 December 2020

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the closure of the Victorian border is yet more ‘COVID theatre’.

Tim Quilty says border closure is a display of power and signalling from Daniel Andrews

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the closure of the Victorian border is yet another pointless exercise which achieves nothing except penalise regional Victorians.

Having battled through the NSW closure, border communities are now enduring more of the same on the opposite side of the road.

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21 December 2020

An enthusiastic crowd came to listen to Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty when he visited Mildura to describe his vision for a regional exit, or Rexit.

Tim Quilty’s Rexit tour draws passionate crowd keen to hear how new state would aid Mildura

A passionate crowd greeted Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty on Thursday when he brought his Rexit roadshow to Mildura.

Mr Quilty was on the fourth day of his tour of western Victoria, which he had been spending discussing issues affecting communities such as water legislation and land access problems.

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4 December 2020

 

Tim Quilty says the time is right to start talking about a regional exit - Rexit

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty believes the time is right to start gathering support for a regional exit – Rexit - of Southern NSW and Northern Victoria.

The Wodonga-based MP first mentioned the idea of regional Victoria and NSW separating to form a new state in his maiden speech two years ago.

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25 November 2020

 

Tim Quilty says Budget is saddling future generations with a lifetime of debt

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called the 2020 Victorian Budget an exercise in intergenerational theft.

“We have stolen most of a year from our children’s life through the lockdowns, and now we are going to saddle them with interest costs and a debt that won’t be repaid during their lifetime,” Mr Quilty said.

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23 November 2020

Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, speaks to the media after the NSW border opened at 12.01am, when dozens of vehicles queued up waiting to be able to pass through without being stopped.

Tim Quilty celebrates as border reopens and outdoor masks are ditched

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty was back in his office at 9.10am today, buoyed by the reopening of the NSW border.

Last night during the countdown till 12:01, Mr Quilty’s was one of dozens of vehicles which had waited patiently to be allowed through without requiring permits or being challenged by police or military.

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20 November 2020

 

Tim Quilty sets his alarm clock ready for a midnight unimpeded crossing into NSW

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is preparing for a late night on Sunday as he looks forward to an unimpeded crossing into NSW.

The Wodonga-based MP will drive into Albury at 12:01am on Monday, November 23, the official time when NSW will open its borders.

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9 November 2020

 

Tim Quilty visits Cobram to hear how Murray Darling Basin Plan has ravaged communities

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty visited Cobram today to listen to how the Murray Darling Basin Plan has impacted communities.

Mr Quilty has long been a critic of the plan, calling it a “disaster” which has been destroying the Murray River, and today’s visit only reaffirmed his opinion.

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4 November 2020

 

Tim Quilty welcomes prospect of reopening of NSW border on November 23

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has welcomed the announcement that the NSW border closure will end on November 23, hopefully bringing to a close a costly period in Victorian-NSW history.

Mr Quilty said the announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian of free movement into NSW will come as a great relief to border residents and businesses, as well as Victorian businesses who have struggled by being outside the border bubble.

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28 October 2020

 

Tim Quilty presents petition to Parliament supporting hospitality industry

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has backed a petition asking the Andrews Government to let restaurants and cafes open up fully.

Mr Quilty sponsored an electronic petition presented to Parliament yesterday, which argues the hospitality industry is not a risk to COVID-19 management.

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27 October 2020

 

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty met MT Dance Creative owners Meegan Strauss and Taylor Falkner at their studio, joined by dance student Amelia Cole, 16, to discuss the impact of coronavirus restrictions on their work. Mr Quilty will be asking the Victorian Health Minister when restrictions on dance schools will be lifted completely.

Tim Quilty to quiz Health Minister in Parliament over dance school restrictions

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty will ask the Victorian Health Minister when dance schools in the regions will be allowed to open fully.

In-person classes have been on hold since restrictions were first imposed in March and many dance schools have struggled to survive.

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