14 October 2020
Tim Quilty says passing of Omnibus Bill is another nail in freedom’s coffin
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty spoke this morning after the Andrews Government’s Omnibus Bill successfully passed through the Upper House at 2am.
The Bill had attracted overwhelming criticism for extending the Premier’s powers over Victorians, to the extent that the Government had to make a series of amendments to pass it.Read more
7 October 2020
Tim Quilty says backdown over controversial omnibus bill is a win for democracy
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has claimed the Andrews Government backdown on its controversial Omnibus Bill is “a win for democracy”.
The Bill had passed through the Lower House and was facing a rocky path through the largely unsympathetic Upper House, where Mr Quilty sits.Read more
5 October 2020
Tim Quilty, Member for Northern Victoria, joins (from left) Neil Thomas, owner of the Great Aussie Beer Shed, Mark Galea, joint owner of Echuca’s National Holden Museum with Tony Galea, to discuss the impact of coronavirus restrictions on their businesses.
Tim Quilty visits Echuca businesses to hear how they have endured lockdown challenges
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has urged governments on both sides of the border to lift all restrictions and get regional Victoria back on its feet.
Mr Quilty met business owners in Echuca on Friday and heard their accounts of struggling through Victorian restrictions and NSW border controls.Read more
17 September 2020
Border changes are a positive step but controls must now be removed, says Tim Quilty
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the easing of border restrictions should be extended to their complete abolition.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced yesterday she was easing border restrictions to give more freedom of movement to Victorians, with the changes happening overnight.Read more
14 September 2020
Business wouldn't worry about missing out on support if restrictions were eased now
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says the Victorian Government is continuing to ignore small business.
After Sunday’s announcement of a $3 billion support package for businesses struggling through COVID-19 restrictions, Mr Quilty said Premier Daniel Andrews has once more ignored sole traders.Read more
11 September 2020
Premier is teasing regional Victorians with prospect of eased restrictions
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says Premier Daniel Andrews is only teasing regional Victoria with the prospect of the easing of restrictions.
After the Premier announced yesterday that regional Victoria could move closer towards opening up as early as next week, Mr Quilty said it would be better for Mr Andrews to say less and deliver more.Read more
7 September 2020
Road map to recovery is a highway to hell
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says Premier Daniel Andrews has shown contempt for Northern Victorians by keeping them in stage three restrictions.
After the weekend’s announcement of a road map for recovery from coronavirus restrictions, Mr Quilty said the Victorian Government is yet again demonstrating its disdain for regional Victoria.Read more
4 September 2020
Tim Quilty says border bubble map provides good template for a separate state
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has said the expansion of the border bubble zone could provide a template for a new separate state.
The NSW Government introduced an expanded area along the NSW-Victoria border early this morning which gives access to NSW to more residents, following massive backlash against the strict 2km bubble in place for several months.Read more
3 September 2020
This abhorrent arrest is what I tried so hard to stop
Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has pointed to the arrest of pregnant Ballarat mum Zoe Buhler as a reason why he was so opposed to the Victorian Government’s emergency powers extension.
A spine-chilling video released yesterday shows police entering Ms Buhler’s home and handcuffing her in front of her children and husband, all because of an anti-lockdown Facebook post.Read more
3 September 2020
Tim Quilty urges public to keep pressure on Government over emergency power extension
After their attempt to prevent the extension of the State of Emergency fell short by one vote in the early hours of yesterday morning, Liberal Democrats MPs Tim Quilty and David Limbrick are urging the public to keep up the pressure on the Government.
Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty said there is now a rising tide of Victorians who are paying a lot of attention to government over-reach.Read more