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Benambra is a great part of Victoria. Working together we can ensure the great quality of life we enjoy in this great part of Victoria remains into the future. I am passionate about developing our community for the future.

Infrastructure, combating crime, improving safety on our roads, tackling weeds and pests in our farming areas and of course protecting our community from the threat of bushfire are key issues which I am focused on improving for the benefit of all of us.

Both my staff and I are available and always willing to assist you with your concerns and together we can build a stronger, safer Benambra.
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Friday December 15th

Bill Tilley MP

WODONGA CAROLS

Already in the Xmas spirit and looking forward to Wodonga Brass carols on Sunday night. Perfect setting at Willow Park, going to be warm but there is plenty of shade.
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WODONGA CAROLS

Already in the Xmas spirit and looking forward to Wodonga Brass carols on Sunday night. Perfect setting at Willow Park, going to be warm but there is plenty of shade.

Friday December 15th

Bill Tilley MP

Bill Tilley's Christmas Message
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!
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Bill Tilley, our man in Benambra. A fair dinkum poly who works bloody hard for us..... and looks like got a sense of humour. Thanks Bill.

Same to you Bill and family !!

Merry Christmas Bill!

Merry Christmas nephew Bill and all the family xxxx

Thanks BT 👍👍 ditto to you & your family. Be safe with lots of fun 🎉🎉🥂🥂🍺🎂🍗🎄🎄

Merry Christmas Bill we will catch you in the new year.

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Tuesday December 12th

Bill Tilley MP

THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

ABC Goulburn Murray and UnitingCare Wodonga are once again calling for the community support in their Christmas appeal. Unlike past appeals that called for gifts, more than 900 were donated in 2016, they are hoping that generosity will extend to vouchers and cash donations for this year’s appeal.

The new approach is in response to the increasing number of families suffering financial hardship from paying for rising power bills to the cost of school computers and booklists.
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THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

ABC Goulburn Murray and UnitingCare Wodonga are once again calling for the community support in their Christmas appeal. Unlike past appeals that called for gifts, more than 900 were donated in 2016, they are hoping that generosity will extend to vouchers and cash donations for this year’s appeal.

The new approach is in response to the increasing number of families suffering financial hardship from paying for rising power bills to the cost of school computers and booklists.

Monday December 11th

Bill Tilley MP

WELL DONE CHILTERN & THE DUKE

Fantastic to be part of the celebration for Kelvin Duke at the Chiltern Pro Rodeo arena yesterday. Life membership and the arena named in honour of the man who kick started the event back in 1997 more than four decades after it was thought to have been dead and buried. Even better still that the town, and the more than 200 people who were there, had kept it a secret.
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WELL DONE CHILTERN & THE DUKE

Fantastic to be part of the celebration for Kelvin Duke at the Chiltern Pro Rodeo arena yesterday. Life membership and the arena named in honour of the man who kick started the event back in 1997 more than four decades after it was thought to have been dead and buried. Even better still that the town, and the more than 200 people who were there, had kept it a secret.

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Thank you for being a huge part in our celebration

Howdy Bill. I hope that y'all have a Merry Christmas.☺🎄

Well done Kel, you deserve it. Sending you big hugs <3

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Congrats kel i remember one of the first rodeos doing security haha only yesterday😉

Good onya Bill - If I lived in your electorate I'd almost vote for ya (lol)

Thankyou Bill, my Dad was truely honoured and still believes it was all a dream.

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Friday December 8th

Bill Tilley MP

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Friday December 8th

Bill Tilley MP

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Friday December 8th

Bill Tilley MP

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLACE
The beauty of the high country never ceases to amaze and spending the day in the Kiewa Valley talking dairy issues, mountain matters at Falls Creek and spending some time close to the top of the world at Mt McKay reminds me of just how lucky we are in this part of the world.
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WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLACE
The beauty of the high country never ceases to amaze and spending the day in the Kiewa Valley talking dairy issues, mountain matters at Falls Creek and spending some time close to the top of the world at Mt McKay reminds me of just how lucky we are in this part of the world.

Thursday December 7th

Bill Tilley MP

9 News Border North East
North east drivers will be the first in Victoria to trial new speed limit technology designed to reduce the number of crashes at regional intersections.

#9News | 9News.com.au
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Train people to drive to conditions..,Road conditions, traffic,weather, vehicle... this is where road users will benefit... Speed signs ... pfffft.. BS.

Reduction of the speed limit is an easy Vic Roads fix for the reduction of people's ability to drive.

How about trying to improve the skill level of the drivers? That can work in many different situations. Why isn’t better training for drivers, and an expectation of some level of skill ever discussed? I’m sure we all see poor driver skill on display every day but I have never heard any discussion about improving this vital part of road safety.

So many drivers that spend nearly all of their time driving in the city or about town, don't seem to realise just how fast they are approaching other road users or the amount of time it will take to reduce their speed.

This will make things worse! Drivers crossing the main road might assume the traffic on main road is driving 70, while a driver on the main road might miss the sign. Or even worse, if the electronic sign malfunctions, and a crash happens, what then? Spend the money proper by getting rid of those intersections all together!

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Tuesday December 5th

Bill Tilley MP

NEW HOME

Well the move is almost complete ... everything in boxes, phones should be back tomorrow and the doors to new office in Hume Street open later in the week ...
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NEW HOME

Well the move is almost complete ... everything in boxes, phones should be back tomorrow and the doors to new office in Hume Street open later in the week ...

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Good on you Bill keep up with what you are doing in representation. I have great respect for you. Jenny Dale

Where is the new office?

Monday December 4th

Bill Tilley MP

School Conveyance Allowance Members Statement
SCHOOL CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE
DISADVANTAGES COUNTRY FAMILIES

Last week I called on the Education Minister to review the school conveyance allowance that is a perennial problem for rural and regional students.The decision is made on shortest route rather than shortest travel times and ignores topography and school bus timetables. We have plenty of examples to prove its failings.
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This is great action Bill Tilley MP now if we can just get that Bus from Corryong to Wodonga so that students can attend schools, Uni and TAFE we are a step closer to being similar to our friends in the City.

Monday December 4th

Bill Tilley MP

P-PLATE POLL SAYS “LOWER DRIVING AGE”

Our recent survey of the electorate targeted people aged 15 to 45 to include those about to get their first driver’s licence and some of their parents. More than 90% supported lowering the age to 17, almost three-quarters say public transport isn’t an option and nearly the entire sample group says the current age limit of 18 affected education, jobs and sport.

Note: Statistically these results could have a +/-5% error factor.
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P-PLATE POLL SAYS “LOWER DRIVING AGE”

Our recent survey of the electorate targeted people aged 15 to 45 to include those about to get their first driver’s licence and some of their parents. More than 90% supported lowering the age to 17, almost three-quarters say public transport isn’t an option and nearly the entire sample group says the current age limit of 18 affected education, jobs and sport.

Note: Statistically these results could have a +/-5% error factor.

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How many people responded to the survey Bill? I shared it - hope lots of people participated!! Really glad you're taking up this fight.

Sunday December 3rd

Bill Tilley MP

Did you survive the storm? We've had loads of rain but will assess whether the MTB trails can reopen today. You might have seen this shot doing the rounds through the week - an incredible capture of angry skies from Mt McKay by the incomparable @laurenepbath 😱looks like the worst may be past us now so bring back summer! #lightning #regram #fallscreek #fallscreeksummer #stormageddon ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday November 30th

Bill Tilley MP

Adjournment debate
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Tawonga dairy farmer Kevin Prime has had to pay $20,000 for a diesel generator to protect his income and milking operation this summer. This week in parliament I asked the Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio to give me some idea of how the Labor Government will compensate Mr Prime and others in the electorate. #noplandan
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It cost me $30,000 to install a solar. diesel and battery installation to address the likelihood of SP Ausnet turning of the power on Code Red days. It has reduced the cost of power to the farm and increased reliability immensely but the prime rationale was to keep the pumps going if a bushfire came.

Tuesday November 28th

Bill Tilley MP

WOW ... 125 YEARS FOR ARNOLD'S

What an incredible achievement by Arnold's Fruit Market Wodonga. Started in the late 1800s with a wheelbarrow and still going strong 125 years later. Popped in with Matthew Guy not so long ago and came away impressed with the enthusiasm, innovation and dedication in this great Border family business.
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WOW ... 125 YEARS FOR ARNOLDS

What an incredible achievement by Arnolds Fruit Market Wodonga. Started in the late 1800s with a wheelbarrow and still going strong 125 years later. Popped in with Matthew Guy not so long ago and came away impressed with the enthusiasm, innovation and dedication in this great Border family business.

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Congratulations Arnold on attaining 125 years of good service and excellent fresh produce to Albury-Wodonga and surrounding areas - well done....🍏🍉🥕🍒🌽🌶🍋🍇🍎🍌🍅🥒🥑🍓

Happy 125th Birthday to Arnold's. Congratulations! 💚🎂🎈

Monday November 27th

Bill Tilley MP

DEER PLAGUE IN NORTH EAST

North East CMA are running a short survey on the impact of deer. Having been on a parliamentary committee that witnessed the damage these feral pests are inflicting on national parks, farmland and even backyards I applaud the initiative, encourage people to participate and look forward to seeing the results.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/C3ZVSLP
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DEER PLAGUE IN NORTH EAST

North East CMA are running a short survey on the impact of deer. Having been on a parliamentary committee that witnessed the damage these feral pests are inflicting on national parks, farmland and even backyards I applaud the initiative, encourage people to participate and look forward to seeing the results.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C3ZVSLP

Looking forward to seeing one of my favourite parts of the world showcased to the nation on ABC TV #Backroads program tonight.

ABC Goulburn Murray
John Mitchell is the reigning champion of The Mountain Horseman's Cross Country, a gruelling course of approximately 2 km and 20 jumps. And is relying on his best mate to help him hang onto his title 🐴 ❤️
#BackRoads | The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
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Vic Emergency
Do you think that planning for bushfire is only an issue if you live in the bush? Think again!

Sunrise visited the State Control Centre this week to chat to the experts and this is what they had to say.
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