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...

Response to the economic statement

Some aspects of the Government’s economic statement are cruel, ill-considered and a missed opportunity for needed tax reform. Cruel because the cut to foreign aid, effectively over $1bn, is inhumane and ultimately not in Australia’s national interest. We should be...