Government silence deafening on Bass Strait cost equalisation

4 March 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, joined Peter Brohier, Convenor of the National Sea Highway Groups, to call on the Government to respond to the Productivity Commission’s report into Tasmanian shipping and freight, which it received...

REMOVE THE CRIPPLING COST OF BASS STRAIT

02 December 2014 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, joined the Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie and Mr Peter Brohier, convener of National Sea Highway Groups, to demand the Federal Government remove the biggest economic handbrake on Tasmania...

A STATEMENT ON BASS STRAIT

01 December 2014 The Federal Government’s move in Parliament to deregulate coastal shipping is in reality a confession that it doesn’t want to do anything directly to remedy the high cost of moving passengers, vehicles and freight across Bass Strait by sea. I will...

A statement regarding the PC report into Tassie shipping

24 June 2014 I welcome the release of the Productivity Commission report into Tasmanian shipping and freight, but am concerned that it is very much a financial analysis at the expense of broader community and even constitutional considerations. I also welcome the...

A statement on Bass Strait subsidies

28 May 2014 Tasmanians have reason to be heartened by the Prime Minister’s comments about Bass Strait freight and passenger vehicle subsidies in his response to my question to him in the Parliament today. I asked the Prime Minister when would the Productivity...