Bill’s Statements and Opinions

Staying grounded and true to the community’s values through praise and adversity alike is one of my core qualities. And t is essential for a true collaboration that leads to improvement for everyone.

What I do in the Parliament and in the electorate is not limited to what appears in the media or on the Parliamentary records. Much of my work is in collaboration with Ministers, parliamentary colleagues and department heads designed to provide outcomes and solutions, not simply media grabs

16 Nov 2020

Institute of Infectious Disease plan adopted by Labor

With Daniel Andrews’ hotel quarantine failures leading to Victoria’s second wave, it’s fundamental we incorporate best practice into our response to COVID-19 and future infectious disease challenges.
13 Nov 2020
Fire Review Panel little comfort for CFA
The announcement by the Andrews Government of the belated establishment of the Fire District Review Panel will provide little comfort to the thousands of hard-working CFA volunteers across Victoria.
12 Nov 2020
Public policy think tank tells Labor to fix roads

Public policy think tank tells Labor to fix roads

The Andrews Labor Government must take the advice of the Grattan Institute and make significant budget investments in crumbling rural and regional roads.
11 Nov 2020
China trade barriers hurting farmers

China trade barriers hurting farmers

Trade Minister Martin Pakula was asked to explain the benefits of the Andrews Labor Government’s controversial Belt and Road deal with China – despite the trade suspension.
11 Nov 2020
Finally, victims heard | Bill Tilley

Finally, victims heard

The Liberal Nationals have won a battle to force amendments to the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2020, which go some way to addressing the fundamental flaws that would have seen the families of deceased sexual assault victims silenced in speaking up.
08 Nov 2020
Statement on easing of COVID restrictions

Statement on easing of COVID restrictions

Removing the ‘ring of steel’ and reuniting Melbourne and regional Victoria means families can reconnect, friends can reconnect and Australians can get out and see our state again.
06 Nov 2020
Statement on Hotel Quarantine Inquiry interim report

Statement on Hotel Quarantine Inquiry interim report

The interim report is deeply disappointing as it fails to identify what mistakes were made by the Premier, his Labor ministers, ministerial staff and top public servants. How can the problems be fixed in any new hotel quarantine program until the failures of the former program are spelled out?
06 Nov 2020
Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

In a multi-billion-dollar blow to our agriculture and resource sectors, China has suspended all imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper ore and concentrate, barley and timber.
04 Nov 2020
Labor must announce new international education strategy

Labor must announce new international education strategy

International education and training providers in Victoria are increasingly concerned about the failure of the Andrews Labor Government to address the plight of their industry.