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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.

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Thursday October 18th

Bill Tilley MP

Appreciated the opportunity to talk with the Albury Wodonga Independent Retirees this morning about Matthew Guy’s plans for our region and all of Victoria under a Liberal Nationals Government.
#visionexperiencecommitment #springst
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Appreciated the opportunity to talk with the Albury Wodonga Independent Retirees this morning about Matthew Guy’s plans for our region and all of Victoria under a Liberal Nationals Government. 
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Thursday October 18th

Bill Tilley MP

FARCE RAIL UNDER LABOR

Two weeks ago, Labor attacked Matthew Guy’s fully funded plan for high speed regional rail that would cut our travel times to Melbourne to little more than 2½ hours. Now Labor has announced a half-baked alternative for Geelong but no money and ZERO, NADA, NOTHING for the NE.

Daniel Andrews is panicked, making policy on the run and saying anything he can to cling to power.
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What’s new- typical Labor is it not!

Andrews $1.2billion lie on the East West link was $1.2billion out of Victorian taxpayers pockets, the influence the CFMEU and Peter Marshall have over the Premier aren't good for us .... yet he's going to win the election. How the hell does that happen?

More of the same from our MELBOURNE PREMIER. Sick of regional Vic being ignored.

Speaking of transport. Can anyone explain why the liberal party rejected a motion in the senate to remove the 40 cent excise tax on fuel even though they already collect the gst too? A tax on a tax is a doubledip and both the major parties rejected a motion to remove the excise. They obviously dont care about families doing it hard and had the opportunity to help us but refused.

Wednesday October 17th

Bill Tilley MP

ON ONE HAND A PLAN, THE OTHER A TALKFEST

A Liberal Nationals Government will turn the deer invasion into an industry.
We'll promote its use in pet food, giving money to farmers, legitimate shooters and creating more jobs. As for the other mob -- well they have finally come to the party with a plan for public consultation. I'm sure I was on a committee two years ago that just did that and then had our recommendations tossed aside by Dan and his mates. #springst
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Wednesday October 17th

Bill Tilley MP

LIFE. BE IN IT.
A Liberal Nationals Government will bring Norm and his family from ‘Life. Be in it.’ out of retirement to have a starring role in an exciting new Victorian Government positive health promotion campaign.
Norm and ‘Life. Be in it.’ are great and enduring brands that still have high levels of recognition. Rather than reinvent the wheel and create an entirely new brand it makes sense to update and revitalise these iconic characters.

More at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3622From the "Life. Be in it." campaign featuring Norm. (Norm learns about obesity). All artwork copyright © 1975-2001 Alex Stitt unless otherwise specified. Cop...
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Guess it is easy to see which Party cares about the health and wellbeing of the population.

What a change from Qld Labor where they are introducing a Bill to allow late term abortions (murder).

Tuesday October 16th

Bill Tilley MP

GREAT NEWS FOR FAMILIES

We know that the cost of living is putting incredible pressure on families and that's why, if we are elected next month, we'll pay for secondary school text books at state schools. It will save about $3000 for each secondary student!
#visionexperiencecommitment

More at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3618

Matthew Guy
Free school books for high school students.

A Liberal Nationals Government will help Victorian families get back in control of cost of living pressures by paying for school textbooks for secondary students at government schools.

Over the course of secondary school, families will save up to $2,856 per student or an average of $476 per year.
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Monday October 15th

Bill Tilley MP

BACKING GRASSROOTS EVENTS
Another big win for our communities with Shadow Arts & Culture minister Heidi Victoria MP outlining a Liberal Nationals Government support for community festivals. That's $2000 grants for music, art, writers, Food & Wine and craft festivals. #visionexperiencecommitment
More at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3615
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BACKING GRASSROOTS EVENTS
Another big win for our communities with Shadow Arts & Culture minister Heidi Victoria MP outlining a Liberal Nationals Government support for community festivals. Thats $2000 grants for music, art, writers, Food & Wine and craft festivals. #visionexperiencecommitment
More at ... http://billtilley.com.au/?p=3615

Friday October 12th

Bill Tilley MP

Awesome news for the 3500 students in Catholic and Independent schools in Benambra with Matthew Guy and Tim Smith MP - Member for Kew announcing a $400 million fund for new buildings! Also, real reform that makes the state government the planning authority for new and existing non-government schools, not council!
More details at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3612
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Awesome news for the 3500 students in Catholic and Independent schools in Benambra with Matthew Guy and Tim Smith MP - Member for Kew announcing a $400 million fund for new buildings! Also, real reform that makes the state government the planning authority for new and existing non-government schools, not council! 
More details at ... http://billtilley.com.au/?p=3612
#visionexperiencecommitment

 

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Just imagine the huge cost to the Government if these 3500 students had to be accommodated in State schools tomorrow. Parents that pay to send their children to independent schools save the State many millions of dollars each year.

Friday October 12th

Bill Tilley MP

FACT CHECKER ... NE rail line

So The Border Mail accepts the comments of Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan that she hasn't "signed off on the scope" of work for the North East line. At the same time yesterday the ARTC, in concert with Public Transport Victoria that is Ms Allan's responsibility, is releasing this great graphic of where the works will take place, what will be done and is now calling for tenders. #checkthefacts

Just click here ... youtu.be/GyVR3OJkV2g
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FACT CHECKER ... NE rail line

So The Border Mail accepts the comments of Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan that she hasnt signed off on the scope of work for the North East line. At the same time yesterday the ARTC, in concert with Public Transport Victoria that is Ms Allans responsibility, is releasing this great graphic of where the works will take place, what will be done and is now calling for tenders. #checkthefacts

Just click here ... https://youtu.be/GyVR3OJkV2g

 

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I am not going to Melbourne till I can be guaranteed I will not have to get off the train and finish the journey on a coach. Not going any time soon.....

Seems like there is hardly any part of the line that doesn't need repairs. So many years of neglect.

Thursday October 11th

Bill Tilley MP

ALL ABOARD
Perfect timing with Deputy PM Michael McCormack MP signing off on $235M worth of work on the North East Rail Line today. Work starts March & finishes in 2021, same time a Matthew Guy Vic Lib Nats Govt would deliver new trains, faster trains to the NE.

It's also the 1st step in our long-term vision to bring fast rail to Wodonga. $19 billion over 10 years that will mean a little over 2½ hours to Melbourne. Simple choice on Nov 24 – Lib Nats plan for new trains and a better rail or Labor who has nothing! #springst Greg Aplin
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Hope it does eventuate but somehow I think I will be reading same headlines in 2021

Well done Bill we all know that you have this problem in your agenda. I am with you all the way. Jenny Dale

Working hard I see Dave lol

Great work Bill!

Well done Bill

Bill, did you actually get on this train to Melbourne? I hope you got off at Broadmeadows station. My friend has just arrived from Qld, Broadmeadows was her first impression of Victoria. In her words, it was Grimy, outdated and platform 3 is disconnected and confusing. The nicest thing about it was the staff, who couldn't be more helpful.

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Wednesday October 10th

Bill Tilley MP

DON'T TAKE MY WORD LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE ...

Last week I announced that a Liberal Nationals Victorian Government would contribute almost $1 million towards the Upper Murray Events Centre at the Corryong Recreation Reserve. But you don't want to hear from me, listen to what these guys had to say ...
@The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, @Federal Football Netball Club, Federal Football Netball Club #visionexperiencecommitment
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I will beleive it when I see it done election time

great job Billy.

You don't hear Bill Tilly much all year now we are getting close to the elections guess what

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Wednesday October 10th

Bill Tilley MP

Proud to support Bravehearts.Have you seen our new mobile advertising? We love it!

Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club would like to sincerely thank one of our major sponsors Veolia Australia & New Zealand for advertising our event on one of their garbage trucks. This advertisement would not have been possible without the support of the following local businesses; Veolia, Aldonga Engineering, Bill Tilley, North East Oil’s, Rice Graphics & APCO service station Wodonga.

Veolia Australia & New Zealand Bill Tilley MP Rice Graphic Images

Photo courtesy of our very own member Tony Purtell 😊
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Proud to support Bravehearts.

Tuesday October 9th

Bill Tilley MP

BACKING KERGUNYAH HALL

Great to be at the Kergunyah Hall last night where I was able to announce an elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $115,000 to the hall renovations.

Built in 1923 the hall includes an honour roll for those who served in World War I and World War II. Today it remains the district hub, the venue for birthdays, anniversary celebrations and farewells. The Hall is home to a childcare service and for the past 63 years, Monday night cards.
More at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3558
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Monday October 8th

Bill Tilley MP

FACT CHECKER ... WHAT TO DO ABOUT DEER

This week we look at the independent candidate for Benambra's claims about the need for innovative policy to deal with the explosion in deer numbers..

The Liberal Nationals already have a plan ... it's been out there for more than six months, some of us have even been talking to farmers and hunters about the best way forward.
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FACT CHECKER ... WHAT TO DO ABOUT DEER

This week we look at the independent candidate for Benambras claims about the need for innovative policy to deal with the explosion in deer numbers..

The Liberal Nationals already have a plan ... its been out there for more than six months, some of us have even been talking to farmers and hunters about the best way forward.

 

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I have said it before. Put a bounty on deer the same as the fox until such time as numbers decrease. Remove the fee to hunt in the state parks. Hunters use the meat not shoot and leave to rot like they will from the air. All that will do is feed the wild dogs that are already a big problem to farmers. The cost to farmers and to the environment should come first.

What I don’t get, is why make an industry out of an animal that a farmer wants to cull down to sustainable or zero numbers?

There’s apparently a trial deer cull shooting them out of choppers ... loonacy waste of money and cruel in my opinion They can not shoot fleeing deer humanely and this trial needs to be stopped.

Monday October 8th

Bill Tilley MP

FREE ZOO PROGRAM STAYS WITH LIB NATS

An elected Liberal Nationals Government would keep zoos affordable for families with kids by saving the Free Zoos for Kids program. The program funding is due to expire and it was revealed in Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearings that Daniel Andrews was considering axing the program.
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Sunday October 7th

Bill Tilley MP

Nothing doing this afternoon Swing by Wodonga RSL for great live entertainment, pizza's snacks available from the Fowlers Stove and drinks at bar prices. Why not bring the whole family.What a brilliant day! Great afternoon to be out at the Wodonga RSL Club .
Come down for some live music !
2pm until 6pm
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Nothing doing this afternoon Swing by Wodonga RSL for great live entertainment, pizzas snacks available from the Fowlers Stove and drinks at bar prices. Why not bring the whole family.

Friday October 5th

Bill Tilley MP

If you are looking for something different this weekend why not head down to the Wodonga RSL. What a great initiative by the club.Join us for our Lazy Sunday Sessions, featuring local entertainer Liam Dalby, live and free and the Wodonga RSL.

As seen at other venues across the Border, Liam creates an electric atmosphere with his unique sound, and will play from 2-6pm on October 7, 14, 21 and 28, and November 4.

Families most welcome - we look forward to seeing you there!
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If you are looking for something different this weekend why not head down to the Wodonga RSL. What a great initiative by the club.

Friday October 5th

Bill Tilley MP

IT'S CHAOS ON THE SNOW

Falls Creek Resort will host one of the most unique events on the Australian sporting calendar on Saturday with a chaotic snow-based mountain bike race. Named McKayos, the Falls Creek event features a mass start on snow as 300 riders tackle one of the toughest courses on two wheels.
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Thursday October 4th

Bill Tilley MP

FREE ZOO PROGRAM STAYS WITH LIB NATS

An elected Liberal Nationals Government would keep zoos affordable for families with kids by saving the Free Zoos for Kids program. The program funding is due to expire and it was revealed in Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearings that Daniel Andrews was considering axing the program. More at ... billtilley.com.au/?p=3522
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FREE ZOO PROGRAM STAYS WITH LIB NATS

An elected Liberal Nationals Government would keep zoos affordable for families with kids by saving the Free Zoos for Kids program. The program funding is due to expire and it was revealed in Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearings that Daniel Andrews was considering axing the program. More at ... http://billtilley.com.au/?p=3522

Wednesday October 3rd

Bill Tilley MP

ALL ABOARD THE VERY FAST TRAIN

What a day for train travellers from the North East with the news a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver high speed rail from the Border to Melbourne. Alongside colleague Steph Ryan we announced a $2 billion investement in rolling stock and tracks that will let trains travel up to 200kmh and cut 1½ hours off a return trip from Wodonga to Melbourne.
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Get Japanese or Chinese to do it , then we will have a fast train .

I think youll have to forgive people for being sceptical, after whats happened in the past\

Cant even get the red rattler track right lol 😔

They can’t run a normal train on all runs or on time how do they think they can get this one right?

They carnt get the trains to run on the rails now how are you going to get a fast train to run

Believe it when i see it

You will have to work hard to overcome the disastrous "fast train" work undertaken by the Bracks and Brumby government. They ripped out much of the dual track between Bendigo and Castlemaine which today plays havoc with scheduling. The line to Ballarat is probably worse. There is an obvious way to fund this, which is for State Government to purchase rural land at agricultural prices, then rezone it for housing developments around new stations. It is how rail is funded in much of the world and how it was funded in Victoria in the 19th century. Living in towns like Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and commuting in less than hour to Melbourne is a sustainable and practical approach, which avoids the endless expansion of Melbourne.

*investment Aaron Williams Chloe Palmer 😂

Yes right they can't get the rail right now. All the houses on the rail side are rattling to peices now since the took wooden sleeper's out. May be be a bit realistic and get the base structure done properly. Once that is up to better standard then you can start promising the world

Bill, please consider electro mag trains instead. Then trains can travel at 500kph without fear of level crossings as the tracks are elevated. Australia should be looking to the future rather than rehashing current ground mounted railway line technology. Checkout the latest version the Chinese have built...... just sayn.

Why would you think $2b is a good thing for a train that goes only 200km/h? That's 1930s tech, how about aim for something from the current century. Think NBN and using copper and how well that is working out. But if this is "the best thing" for us I guess we get what we are given... 1hr to Melbourne and people will commute to work from regional towns like Wodonga.

Fantastic news. Well done Bill.

Cool...then Kids from Beechworth secondary college can go to Melbourne schools because their school is an under funded shyte heap

I won't be holding my breath waiting....

Won't catch me on a bloody fast train, no chance of survival if it derails.

Hoping for the best. We are far behind from other countries. Keep it happens not just talking

Must be election time all. These promises trains roads schools money everywhere until they get in then u don't here from them again until next election these people should be made keep their promises or be kicked out of parliament a lot of voters r not as gullible as these m p s think

Fake new. They have no history of supporting public transport

who else just saw a flying pig?

Great work Bill I’m on board

Its election time lots of bull shit am over it labor or liberal its time for a new political party am really over the Dribble

Heard it all before!

Bill, why make promises your gov't won't follow through with, people forget this has been a long standing issue for the north east. Even when your party lead this state (only 4 years ago) you failed as the elected member in 2 terms (8years) to deliver anything for this region, you should be ashamed of yourself and blaming Labour is not an excuse because you should be fighting anyone, not conceding and throwing your hands up in the air, and saying aw well and look to shift the blame for your incompetenece. if you don't fight against labor when their in power then you have proven over your time that you won't even fight against your own to deliver anything. Typical Liberal politics promise everything and give nothing. Fail to understand, how you, as the incumbent can proudly say you represent the electorate because you actions show your there for the ride and your own self interest and it's time for your to go and a stronger voice be put in place. You had your time and did buggier all.

Well let's see if this promise is kept. Too many promises are getting made and not delivered. It will be great if it does happen. But the lines have been worked on in the passed and there is still problems. I guess time will tell how long it takes to happen.

Heard that ten years ago accompanied by a huge billboard of Bill Tilley saying he was going to fix the trains!

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Kergunyah Hall will get a desperately needed makeover with a $115,000 commitment from an elected Liberal Nationals Government.

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The Liberal Nationals Government will build a faster rail between Wodonga and Melbourne, slashing travel times by and hour and a half.

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AN elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $9.4 million in much-needed improvements to the Beechworth Secondary College.

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