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Government Local governmentMP expenses and allowances Andrew supports the amalgamation of Tasmania’s councils because 29 councils for a state of 500,000 people is too many. Reducing the number of councils would improve services and ease rate rises and should be a...

It’s time – beyond time – for light rail in Hobart

09 October 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join the Hobart Northern Suburbs Railway action group, and the Mayors of Hobart and Glenorchy, at a public lecture tonight to once again call for the restoration of passenger rail in the greater...

Council shenanigans symptomatic of broader political failure

19 March 2015 An opinion piece by Andrew Wilkie published in the Mercury on March 19, 2015. Ratepayers deserve better from their aldermen, writes Andrew Wilkie. The imbroglio on Glenorchy City Council is a disgrace. The political games played by some aldermen are to...

A statement regarding local council mergers

A great many Tasmanians are unhappy with the performance of their councils and struggling under crippling rates bills. Reducing the number of councils would be a tangible way of addressing this. The case for council amalgamations is self-evident and compelling. For...