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In my opinion, the best part of Victoria.
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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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Monday February 19th

Bill Tilley MP

SKY'S THE LIMIT IN KIEWA VALLEY
Back to Parliament tomorrow and thinking of the great day in the upper Kiewa Valley late last week. Firstly, at Falls Creek with ski lifts general manager Sharon Raguse, down at Mount Beauty United Cricket Club with Frank Iaria, Kevin Vale and Ken Gilmour and then hearing the planning and preparation by the team at Mount Beauty Airport with John Hillard.
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SKYS THE LIMIT IN KIEWA VALLEY
Back to Parliament tomorrow and thinking of the great day in the upper Kiewa Valley late last week. Firstly, at Falls Creek with ski lifts general manager Sharon Raguse, down at Mount Beauty United Cricket Club with Frank Iaria, Kevin Vale and Ken Gilmour and then hearing the planning and preparation by the team at Mount Beauty Airport with John Hillard.

Monday February 19th

Bill Tilley MP

HIGH STREET TRADERS
Don't forget the free workshop tomorrow night for traders that are presently affected by the roadworks in and around High Street and others that will be affected as the works progress.
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HIGH STREET TRADERS
Dont forget the free workshop tomorrow night for traders that are presently affected by the roadworks in and around High Street and others that will be affected as the works progress.

Thursday February 15th

Bill Tilley MP

BATON DOWN THE HATCHES ...
Apologies for the poor pun but super turnout at Junction Square this morning for the arrival of the Queen's Baton Relay with Alannah McKeown who handed over responsibility to Border basketball superstar Lauren Jackson. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie; Oi, Oi, Oi.
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BATON DOWN THE HATCHES ...
Apologies for the poor pun but super turnout at Junction Square this morning for the arrival of the Queens Baton Relay with Alannah McKeown who handed over responsibility to Border basketball superstar Lauren Jackson. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie; Oi, Oi, Oi.

Wednesday February 14th

Bill Tilley MP

NASHOS DAY
The national service scheme ended in December 1972 following the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. Today, February 14, marks the day the last Nashos marched out of camp in that year. It was a privilege to take part in the commemorative service for the NASHOS Albury Wodonga sub-branch at the Harold Mair Walkbridge on Sunday.
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NASHOS DAY
The national service scheme ended in December 1972 following the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. Today, February 14, marks the day the last Nashos marched out of camp in that year. It was a privilege to take part in the commemorative service for the NASHOS Albury Wodonga sub-branch at the Harold  Mair Walkbridge on Sunday.

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Thank you all soldiers for keeping us safe. Especially the Vietnam veterans.

Thank you for your service to all the Vietnam veterans. God bless.❤

Tuesday February 13th

Bill Tilley MP

Tell Tilley in Mt Beauty
Our electorate tour rolls into Mt Beauty on Friday and while we already have a pretty full agenda we are happy to have a chat if you have a pressing issue. Call the office, email or contact us right here through Facebook.
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Tell Tilley in Mt Beauty
Our electorate tour rolls into Mt Beauty on Friday and while we already have a pretty full agenda we are happy to have a chat if you have a pressing issue. Call the office, email or contact us right here through Facebook.

Monday February 12th

Bill Tilley MP

THIS SPORTING LIFE
Huge weekend of sport spending time with Radio 2AY The Critic's team of Robbie Mackinlay and Simon Corr on Saturday morning, then put the kiss of death on CBL Wodonga Wolvesin the basketball final at the Leisure Centre that night and Australian Olympic Team mogul skier Britt Cox in Pyeongchang last night. Not game to mention Britt's teammate, Mt Beauty's Phil Bellingham, in the x-country sprints at the Winter Olympics tomorrow.
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THIS SPORTING LIFE
Huge weekend of sport spending time with Radio 2AY The Critics team of Robbie Mackinlay and Simon Corr on Saturday morning, then put the kiss of death on CBL Wodonga Wolvesin the basketball final at the Leisure Centre that night and Australian Olympic Team mogul skier Britt Cox in Pyeongchang last night. Not game to mention Britts teammate, Mt Beautys Phil Bellingham, in the x-country sprints at the Winter Olympics tomorrow.

Saturday February 10th

Bill Tilley MP

V/LINE VANDALS, WHERE’S THE SECURITY
It’s about time the Victorian Government spent some money to look after its assets when they are parked overnight at Albury station.
This was the handiwork of some clowns between 1am and 4am this morning — the second time this week.
We can’t expect CountryLink to do this, it’s the Victorian Government’s responsibility.
At the very least there should be CCTV covering this platform to protect not just the asset but the men and women who deliver the service at the end of their shift. The Border Mail
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V/LINE VANDALS, WHERE’S THE SECURITY 
It’s about time the Victorian Government spent some money to look after its assets when they are parked overnight at Albury station.
This was the handiwork of some clowns between 1am and 4am this morning — the second time this week.
We can’t expect CountryLink to do this, it’s the Victorian Government’s responsibility.
At the very least there should be CCTV covering this platform to protect not just the asset but the men and women who deliver the service at the end of their shift. The Border Mail

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Last time I checked, Albury was in NSW.

If they mask up the windows it wouldn't look so bad. They're obviously skilled, have them make the trains look half interesting with some actual designs rather than just a tag.

Albury station is on the NSW side of the river, and as such this is a matter for the NSW government, not the Victorian government to address. How is it you can live in Wodonga and not know where the border is?

Looks better than the third world trains we’re subjected to!

This is a huge spray job - some retailer must know who has bought this quantity of paint - maybe the retailer has CCTV footage....

Spend money? Come on Bill. Aging infrastructure and vehicles across their whole fleet. Not going to happen in regional areas like the North East.

What does it say?

At least the train gets a wash

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Friday February 9th

Bill Tilley MP

ETU AusNet dispute
PASS THE PARCEL, GOVT HAS NO ANSWERS
This week in Parliament I asked the Energy Minister what she was doing about the dispute between the ETU and AusNet that is stopping people moving into their dream homes. The answer was nothing and her understatement that “these matters can be frustrating for the people who are caught up in this” is a disgrace.
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Thankyou Mr Tilley for caring for the people in your community and for taking a stand and going in to bat for regular people like me and my family. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by us and many, many others.

Friday February 9th

Bill Tilley MP

GREAT START TO OLYMPICS
Perfect start to the winter games with Britt Cox through to the finals even before the opening ceremony. Must be our support with the front window supporting homegrown Britt and Phil Bellingham in the cross-country.
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GREAT START TO OLYMPICS
Perfect start to the winter games with Britt Cox through to the finals even before the opening ceremony. Must be our support with the front window supporting homegrown Britt and Phil Bellingham in the cross-country.

Wednesday February 7th

Bill Tilley MP

Looks like this little power dispute in our backyard just went national ...

A Current Affair
Imagine building your dream home. You're paying your mortgage, watching the house take shape... But after waiting months you can't move in because the power's not connected. These homeowners are stuck with an industrial stalemate threatening to leave them homeless.

#9ACA | FULL STORY: www.9now.com.au/a-current-affair/2018/extras/latest/180207/power-scandal/?ocid=Social-ACA
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I appreciate what you're doing Bill but more needs to be done. This is getting stupid. I am currently in the process of building a house. Due for completion next month. The power is not connected and I wish to know when this will be connected. I have no ETA. This is a disgrace, at this rate I will be paying rent when my house is completed, unable to move in. So I will be forced to pay to rent and mortgage. Who is going to compensate me for this? Ausnet? ETU? The government?

Wednesday February 7th

Bill Tilley MP

JUST BEING NEIGHBOURLY
I had the Shadow Minister for Families & Children Georgie Crozier MP deliver to the Minister for Families & Children Jenny Mikakos the Neighbourhood House Petition for both Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House Inc. and Quercus Beechworth but the Minister had been booted from the chamber -- the first one in 10 years in the upper house.
(But we'll get them to her somehow folks)
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JUST BEING NEIGHBOURLY
I had the Shadow Minister for Families & Children Georgie Crozier MP deliver to the Minister for Families & Children Jenny Mikakos the Neighbourhood House Petition for both Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House Inc. and Quercus Beechworth but the Minister had been booted from the chamber -- the first one in 10 years in the upper house. 
(But well get them to her somehow folks)

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Bill, the Minister was Named and booted from Parliament yesterday after her disgraceful remarks calling all Liberal and National MPs racists - so I will deliver to her today.

Thanks Bill, looking forward to your visit on 15th Feb.

Judith Doughty

Howard Russell

Matthew Guy
We'll bring back the Police in Schools program.

Our version is designed to help police engage with young people early, so that their first interaction with police isn't when they fall foul of the law.

We'll fund 100 new police officers who will work proactively in schools to complement our tough sentencing, bail and parole changes. Read more: bit.ly/police-in-schools

Currently, Victoria is the only state without a Police in Schools program. If we're elected, we'll change that.
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Monday February 5th

Bill Tilley MP

Back to Parliament
BACK TO PARLIAMENT
It's the first sitting week of the year and I thought it might be interesting to see a little bit of local history that has been part and parcel of the Victorian Parliament for almost 150 years. Wish me luck!
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Tallangatta porphyry! Well you learn something new every day! Christie, Neil, did you know this?

Deal mate....I'll have a cappuccino 1 sugar please.

Good luck and lots of prayers Bill.

Back to school mate.

Friday February 2nd

Bill Tilley MP

HAVING A YAK in YACK
Back in the electorate today and had the chance to take a look at Bree and Leigh Attwood's Backwoods Distilling Co.
Now I can't wait to sample their first batch of whiskey.

It wouldn't be a Friday if I didn't get a picture of some food and so lunch was at Gum Tree Pies before catching up with Matt Charles-Jones from Totally Renewable Yackandandah and thanks to Rod and Helen Boulton for showing me how their solar system works. #buildingabetterBenambra
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HAVING A YAK in YACK
Back in the electorate today and had the chance to take a look at Bree and Leigh Attwoods Backwoods Distilling Co. 
Now I cant wait to sample their first batch of whiskey.

It wouldnt be a Friday if I didnt get a picture of some food and so lunch was at Gum Tree Pies before catching up with Matt Charles-Jones from Totally Renewable Yackandandah and thanks to Rod and Helen Boulton for showing me how their solar system works. #buildingabetterBenambra

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Best pies In Victoria.

Honestly THE best pies I’ve ever tasted

Friday February 2nd

Bill Tilley MP

Congratulations to a great local company. Hard to pick a favourite flavour so be sure to try them all.So this happened 😳 congratulations to our team on the #champion #icecream award at tonight’s #agda2018 🎉🎉🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to a great local company. Hard to pick a favourite flavour so be sure to try them all.

Friday February 2nd

Bill Tilley MP

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE TWINKLE TOES
Wodonga Race Club's Steve Keene will be dancing up a storm for the Stars of the Border Dance for Cancer Fundraiser and you can help him with one of his fundraisers at the races on Sunday week. Having seen a photo with his dance partner today it looks like Steve's very much at ease with this whole dancing "thang".

Stars of the Border Dance for Cancer FundraiserFeb 11, 12:30pmWodonga Race ClubThis event has been cancelled
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Stars of the Border Dance for Cancer Fundraiser

Thursday February 1st

Bill Tilley MP

JANUARY DONE AND DUSTED
It was a month that started with a tennis tournament in 40-degree heat, moved into the high country for the Mountain Cattlemen's Association of Victoria annual get together, had volunteer CFA brigades on alert and finished with a great Australia Day celebration. There was also a “robust” meeting with VicRoads on plans for Melbourne Rd, the fight over industrial bans affecting new home builds and a huge response to a picture of me getting fish and chips.

It’s all in the newsletter right here …
campaignmonitor.billtilley.com.au/t/ViewEmailArchive/i/AB68787DE071D9D82540EF23F30FEDED/C67FD2F38...
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Thursday February 1st

Bill Tilley MP

Up Up and Away.
Great to see work underway on the new Eagle Chair Lift at Falls Creek. A major investment by Falls Creek Ski Lifts.

Falls Creek
It's all coming together this summer with the first pour today for the new Eagle Chair! Get ready for #winter2018
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Winning no races

Wednesday January 31st

Bill Tilley MP

WORD OF WARNING

Having seen the traffic banked up along Church Street, Wodonga this morning -- in part due to the first day of the school year for St Augustine's and the re-direction of traffic around the High Street road closure -- I'd recommend dodging the area at drop-off or pick-up times for the next few months.
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WORD OF WARNING

Having seen the traffic banked up along Church Street, Wodonga this morning -- in part due to the first day of the school year for St Augustines and the re-direction of traffic around the High Street road closure -- Id recommend dodging the area at drop-off or pick-up times for the next few months.

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I think the bloke at the council who's in charge of this is named Schultz...... I know nuting. I knowww nnnuting

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