Too many roadblocks in life-changing disability scheme

Opinion piece published in the Mercury, 10 October 2017 Some families are left frustrated and out of pocket when trying to access the NDIS, writes Andrew Wilkie PARENTS trying to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme are hitting a bureaucratic brick wall...

Residents demand action on Southern Outlet noise and pollution

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will call on the State Government to do something about the noise and pollution from traffic on the Southern Outlet. He will be joined by a group of residents who live along the Outlet. “Noise and pollution from...

High Court says no – Community’s chance to say yes

I’m obviously disappointed that the High Court did not rule in our favour and strike down the Government’s wasteful, non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote on marriage equality. Regardless of the legality, this is and always was bad government policy. We’ve already...

Postal vote High Court challenge gets go ahead

At today’s hearing it was resolved that the High Court will hear on 5 and 6 September our application to stop the marriage equality postal vote. Moreover the Government has committed in Court that no postal vote papers will be distributed to anyone anywhere...

VDL sale opponents were right

The revelation today that the sale of the Van Diemen’s Land Company has not resulted in the promised jobs and investment just proves that all of these claims were unfounded, and that those who opposed the sale were right all along. Naïve politicians, including the...