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4 August 2020

 

Tim Quilty appalled at Health Minister's dismissive deflection of COVID-19 questions

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has expressed his disgust at the way Health Minister Jenny Mikakos responded to questions in Parliament today.

Ms Mikakos, who sits in the same Legislative Council as Mr Quilty, was asked a string of questions by numerous Members of Parliament and gave the same dismissive answer: “I will be providing a written response to (the Member’s question) by tomorrow.”

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17 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty says now is the time to have a conversation about Rexit: a Regional Exit

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called for regional Victoria to be separated from Melbourne.

With 428 new cases of COVID-19 being announced today and with border closures still splitting communities and causing traffic delays, Mr Quilty says now is the time to start having a conversation about secession.

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17 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty renews calls for funding to reinvigorate Murray Basin Rail Plan

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has backed Member for Mildura Ali Cupper in calling for the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP).

The project has not received a single cent from a $525.8 million joint Federal-Victoria government road and rail money pot announced this week.

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21 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty 'in utter disbelief' after tighter border restrictions come into force

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is ‘in utter disbelief’ after the increase in border restrictions.

Mr Quilty said the tighter definition of a border community to within two kilometres of the Murray River will do nothing to prevent the spread of coronavirus but will increase the damage done to already struggling towns and villages.

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24 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty says border closure is making it clear: city politicians are happy to hurt us

The sacrifice of the border region on the altar of metropolitan votes is proof the regions need to form their own state, says Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty.

As the destruction from border restrictions takes a daily toll, it is increasingly clear that residents on both sides of the river are expendable, Mr Quilty added.

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30 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty says police should be handing out face coverings instead of hefty fines

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called for Victoria Police to be equipped with supplies of face masks to give to the public in readiness for Monday’s new regulations.

From August 3, all Victorians will be required to wear a face covering while out in public, after Premier Daniel Andrews announced a record high of 723 new COVID-19 cases.

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31 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty makes additional preparations for the next session of Parliament

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is making preparations to return to Parliament in Melbourne.

As well as the usual work of writing speeches and researching questions for Victorian Government Ministers, Mr Quilty is adding a few new items to his checklist.

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9 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty urges review of bridge closures as border communities become torn apart

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has called on the NSW Government to conduct an urgent review of bridge closures along the Victoria-NSW border following an influx of messages from residents whose daily lives have been shattered.

As NSW Police closed off border crossings on Tuesday night, many small communities woke to find that, instead of a police checkpoint, their local bridges had been blocked by heavy concrete barriers.

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7 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty relieved that Stage 3 restrictions are focused on metropolitan Melbourne

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has expressed relief that the government has finally listened to the voice of regional Victoria after Premier Daniel Andrews announced only metropolitan Melbourne is to go back into lockdown.

As of 11.59 on Wednesday night, residents of Melbourne will go back into stage three restrictions following a daily rise in COVID-19 cases.

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6 July 2020

 

Tim Quilty condemns closure of Victoria-NSW border due to Melbourne coronavirus spike

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has condemned the decision to close the border between Victoria and NSW.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement this morning as a result of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.

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