Bill Tilley

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Bill Tilley
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Benambra
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Tony Plowman
Personal details
Born (1963-03-29) 29 March 1963 (age 55)
Sydney, Australia
Political party Liberal Party
Occupation Police officer
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1981–1994
Rank Staff sergeant
Unit 5/7 RAR
Royal Australian Corps of Military Police

William John Tilley (born 29 March 1963) is the Liberal Party member for the seat of Benambra in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He was elected at the 2006 Victorian state election, beating Labor candidate and Wodonga mayor Lisa Mahood and former Nationals Upper House member Bill Baxter.

Prior to his candidacy, Tilley served in the Australian Army and then the Victoria Police.[1]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Following the election of the Baillieu government at the 2010 Victorian state election, Tilley was appointed to be Parliamentary Secretary for Police. On 26 October 2011, the Office of Police Integrity released a report into the resignation of Assistant Police Commissioner Sir Ken Jones stating that Tilley had met with Sir Ken and Tristan Weston, a police officer on leave while acting as an advisor to the Police Minister Peter Ryan, to complain about the then Police Commissioner Simon Overland. As a result of the report, Tilley resigned as Parliamentary Secretary for Police.[2][3]


  1. ^ Worrall, Brad (5 May 2006). "Surprised but MP knew it was coming". The Border Mail. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2006.
  2. ^ "Tilley quits government police role". The Border Mail. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  3. ^ Simon Lauder (27 October 2011). "Police watchdog finds campaign against Overland came from minister's office". PM. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Tony Plowman
Member for Benambra