GREATER HOBART NEEDS A STRATEGIC PLAN

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will urge the State Government to develop a detailed strategy for greater Hobart to prevent intergenerational planning disasters that would ruin the city and its surrounds. “Hobart is facing an unprecedented number of...

Penalty rates

Andrew Wilkie strongly supports penalty rates and his unavoidable absence from Parliament today made no difference to the outcome of votes about the issue. He ensured his position was recognised by asking Cathy McGowan, who would have voted with the Government, to...

Australian Government guilty of human rights abuses

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the payment of compensation to almost 2,000 asylum seekers because of their mistreatment in detention. “The decision by the Australian Government to pay compensation to 1,905 Manus Island detainees is a...

Australia reinforces Afghanistan failure

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the decision to increase Australia’s commitment to the war in Afghanistan. “Either the Government thinks reinforcing defeat in Afghanistan is somehow a good idea, which would be ridiculous, or more likely it...