Changing Victorian legislation to allow uranium mining in the state is among the goals of new Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty.
Speaking to The Border Mail at the opening of his office in Wodonga, Mr Quilty said his fellow Liberal Democrat and Upper House MP David Limbrick would soon introduce a motion to parliament on the issue.
"That's targeting mining exploration for uranium, but it could extend to the power industry at some point down the track," he said.
"Climate change is a big issue ... the only real practical solution we have is nuclear power."
Nuclear power adds to a number of controversial issues the former councillor has raised since his maiden speech in February, in which the MP said "Rexit" - regions creating a breakaway state from the city - might be a solution to over-regulation.
"We have our little office of freedom here on the main street pushing for freedom," Mr Quilty said, addressing a gathering on Wednesday afternoon.
"It's nice to see a cross-section of people with various roles in the area. I'm keen to be a good local MP ... I'm learning from you."
The chief executives of Wodonga and Indigo councils, councillors from the shires, Benambra MP Bill Tilley and Mr Limbrick attended the opening of his office, where Mr Quilty and three staff will be based.
In keeping with his style, Mr Quilty kept his speech short and opted for a casual affair with food and pale ales on offer.
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The father-of-two said so far, he has been enjoying his time in parliament.
"In some ways it has been (what I expected), in other ways it's been a steep learning curve," he said.
"I'm going to be talking about irrigation, public lands, and speed limits and road safety - two sides of the same coin.
"I can be here in Wodonga every day that I'm not in Melbourne, and it's a big electorate so I'll be travelling around a lot.
"It's great to have a base, and it's great to have staff to start building a team and maybe get something done."
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