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1 February 2021

 

Tim Quilty happy with border reopening, but lack of information proves we don’t matter

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says he is “absolutely delighted” to see Victorian border checkpoints gone, but has criticised the complete lack of information from the Victorian Government about it.

Police stopped checking vehicles entering the state on Friday evening and checkpoint infrastructure was dismantled over the weekend, but Mr Quilty said the lack of information about the change was “in typical Andrews style”.

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28 January 2021

 

Tim Quilty says gender conversion therapy bill is a threat to freedom of choice

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty will oppose the Victorian Government’s controversial bill aimed at prohibiting gender conversion therapy, which he is calling “case of government overreach in an attempt to stop an unsafe practice”.

The Andrews Government’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill is designed to prevent members of the LGBTIQA+ community being forced into conversion therapy but, says Mr Quilty, it goes too far and ends up preventing consenting adults from making an informed choice.

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26 January 2021

Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty speaks to the media at Wodonga Council’s Australia Day celebration at The Cube.

Tim Quilty attends as guest of Wodonga Council to celebrate Australia Day

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty celebrated Australia Day today as a guest of Wodonga Council on an uncharacteristically damp January morning.

The weather outside may have been wet and grey but that did nothing to diminish the warmth of the welcome shown by the guests to all the new Australian citizens and Australia Day award winners.

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25 January 2021

Tim Quilty demands an end to border closure now that new COVID cases in NSW rest at zero

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty is demanding the Victorian Premier end the border closure now that there are no new local COVID-19 cases in NSW.

The Andrews Government downgraded all of NSW on its COVID map on Friday night, classifying all of regional NSW green and all of metropolitan Sydney orange.

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19 January 2021

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has added his name to a letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to set down uniform rules on what would trigger a closure, what a border bubble would look like and how the closure would be enforced.

Tim Quilty signs letter to Prime Minister asking for help to ease border closure damage

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has added his name to a letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help address the damage caused by border closures.

The letter, bearing the signatures of six minor party and independent Victorian and NSW MPs, requests the National Cabinet set down a uniform, evidence-based approach to future state border closures, including what would trigger a closure – and an opening – and what a border bubble should look like.

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13 January 2021

 

Tim Quilty vows to fight for all border communities during Victorian lockout

Liberal Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty has promised to fight for all border communities, regardless of which side of the Murray they are on, after attending an emergency meeting today.

Mr Quilty was invited to a meeting of Moama business owners who are suffering from the Victorian Government’s border closure, and heard how bleak their outlook is.

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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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