Putting light rail back on the state election map

21 February 2014 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join Glenorchy Alderman Kristie Johnston to preview a massive letterbox blitz to pressure the major parties to restore passenger rail. More than 20,000 leaflets are being distributed in Hobart’s...

Liberals pay lip service to light rail

18 December 2013 The Treasurer, Joe Hockey, stated in the MYEFO document released yesterday that the new Federal Government will no longer provide funding to the Hobart Light Rail project. The Liberal Party is happy to back light rail when it suits them, but the...

Light rail hopefully more than just another hollow promise

9 November 2013 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the announcement by Greens Leader, Nick McKim, that the Labor/Greens Government is progressing the light rail project in Hobart and Glenorchy. “I’m pleased there has been movement by the...

Yet another light rail business case

14 August 2013 It seems that every time an election rolls around another business case for light rail is announced. How much money has been spent on one flawed business cases after another for light rail when the value of the project has been self-evident from the...

“Express” bus? You’ve got to be joking!

25 July 2013 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group President, Ben Johnston, on the Metro Tasmania X1 Bridgewater – Hobart “express” commuter bus service TODAY to demonstrate the benefits of light rail....