Axe the backpacker tax

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join the Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie and representatives of the Tasmanian rural sector to call for the backpacker tax to be axed. “The backpacker tax is an ill-considered revenue measure,’’ Mr Wilkie...

Premier must rule out Tasmanian income tax

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the proposition by the Federal Government to allow states and territories to levy income tax. “The proposition by the Federal Government that states and territories be allowed to impose income taxes, in...

Economy

Economy JobsSuperannuationGender pay gap Decades of bad Labor and Liberal policies have created a jobs crisis in Tasmania, especially among our youth. Andrew has criticised both major parties for their policies that destroy jobs rather than create them. He has been...

A statement on more Cadbury job losses

01 October 2015 The news today that Cadbury is sacking another 11 workers at its Claremont facility is another big blow for the local community. The Glenorchy area already has a high and persistent unemployment rate and more job losses will hit hard. Today’s news...

Glenorchy jobs

That the Prime Minister today refused to commit to spend in Glenorchy the $16 million previously earmarked for Cadbury, in response to a question from me in Parliament, just goes to show how both major parties are failing the people of Glenorchy. The fact is that...