Entitlements reform long overdue

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join the Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, to discuss the motion that they have tabled today calling on the Government to finally reform parliamentary entitlements. “In February the review led by John...

Government

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...

A statement regarding the possible bribery of politicians

08 October 2015 This afternoon I referred to a range of Commonwealth and New South Wales agencies allegations of poker machine industry bribery of Members of Parliament. Serious crimes could have been committed by a number of people according to revelations on the ABC...

A statement regarding political donations

11 August 2015 I welcome media scrutiny of my parliamentary business. Politicians should be prepared to face the community and explain themselves. But the inference in The Australian newspaper today that I’m somehow corrupted by donations from maritime freight and...

A statement on my travel expenses

06 August 2015 I welcome the scrutiny in some newspapers today about my travel arrangements. The travel of Members of Parliament and Senators should indeed be scrutinised. In particular the public need to know the real reason for the travel of parliamentarians, and...