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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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