In the event of a power-sharing parliament

“I’m an independent MP and don’t favour any political party.

In the event that neither major party win a majority of seats at the election, I will not do any formal deals and instead decide every issue on its merits, including questions of confidence and supply to any particular party.

What constitutes merit is the sum of many considerations including the views of the community and my conscience.

Any decisions I need to make immediately after the election will be done so as soon as possible.“


From the desk of Andrew Wilkie

Wilkie wins fifth term in Clark

Wilkie wins fifth term in Clark

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has expressed gratitude at being re-elected to the key Tasmanian seat, with a strong primary vote based on early figures from the Australian Electoral Commission. “I am delighted to be in a position to again hold the seat...

Super housing plan risks harming those it’s trying to help

Super housing plan risks harming those it’s trying to help

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has warned the Federal Government’s plan to allow young Australians to access their superannuation to help fund a house deposit could end up hurting the very people it is designed to help. “While it will no doubt help some...

Buy-now, pay-later schemes land many in serious strife

Buy-now, pay-later schemes land many in serious strife

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has backed a national call from a community coalition to better regulate buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) and payday lending schemes, citing the case of a Hobart man who ended up paying ten times over for a bed. “So many people...

Why a National Housing Strategy is a top priority

Why a National Housing Strategy is a top priority

While government schemes to give aspiring home-owners a leg up into a difficult property market are welcome, precious little is being done for those trapped on the rental roundabout or struggling to access public housing. That’s why a National Housing Strategy is so...

PM increasingly hysterical about the indies

PM increasingly hysterical about the indies

The allegation by the Prime Minister this morning on ABC’s AM program with Sabra Lane, that independent parliamentarians and candidates are a threat to Australia’s security, is a shameful slur on decent people exercising their democratic right to stand for election....

Free Assange petition tops 700,000 signatures

Free Assange petition tops 700,000 signatures

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, today marked World Press Freedom Day by joining Julian Assange’s brother Gabriel Shipton and human rights lawyer Greg Barns to accept a 700,000-signature global petition demanding the release of the WikiLeaks founder. “The...

PM and Opposition Leader must show leadership on Assange extradition

PM and Opposition Leader must show leadership on Assange extradition

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has joined Senator Peter Whish-Wilson to discuss the ruling overnight by a British court to grant the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. Mr Wilkie has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to pick up the...

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the major parties to commit to ending age discrimination in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enshrining funding based on need. “While it’s encouraging to hear the Labor Party promising to...

Wilkie wins fifth term in Clark

Wilkie wins fifth term in Clark

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has expressed gratitude at being re-elected to the key Tasmanian seat, with a strong primary vote based on early figures from the Australian Electoral Commission. “I am delighted to be in a position to again hold the seat...

Super housing plan risks harming those it’s trying to help

Super housing plan risks harming those it’s trying to help

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has warned the Federal Government’s plan to allow young Australians to access their superannuation to help fund a house deposit could end up hurting the very people it is designed to help. “While it will no doubt help some...

Buy-now, pay-later schemes land many in serious strife

Buy-now, pay-later schemes land many in serious strife

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has backed a national call from a community coalition to better regulate buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) and payday lending schemes, citing the case of a Hobart man who ended up paying ten times over for a bed. “So many people...

Why a National Housing Strategy is a top priority

Why a National Housing Strategy is a top priority

While government schemes to give aspiring home-owners a leg up into a difficult property market are welcome, precious little is being done for those trapped on the rental roundabout or struggling to access public housing. That’s why a National Housing Strategy is so...

PM increasingly hysterical about the indies

PM increasingly hysterical about the indies

The allegation by the Prime Minister this morning on ABC’s AM program with Sabra Lane, that independent parliamentarians and candidates are a threat to Australia’s security, is a shameful slur on decent people exercising their democratic right to stand for election....

Free Assange petition tops 700,000 signatures

Free Assange petition tops 700,000 signatures

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, today marked World Press Freedom Day by joining Julian Assange’s brother Gabriel Shipton and human rights lawyer Greg Barns to accept a 700,000-signature global petition demanding the release of the WikiLeaks founder. “The...

PM and Opposition Leader must show leadership on Assange extradition

PM and Opposition Leader must show leadership on Assange extradition

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has joined Senator Peter Whish-Wilson to discuss the ruling overnight by a British court to grant the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. Mr Wilkie has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to pick up the...

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the major parties to commit to ending age discrimination in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enshrining funding based on need. “While it’s encouraging to hear the Labor Party promising to...

Drop by Andrew’s mobile office on the dates and locations* below:

Tuesday 3 May 9.00am-10.30am
Sandy Bay bottom of Derwentwater Avenue

Thursday 5 May 11.00am-12.30pm
Moonah on Main Road

Tuesday 10 May 9.00am-10.30am
Glenorchy on Main Road near Police Station

Friday 13 May 11.30am-1.00pm
Sandy Bay bottom of Derwentwater Avenue

Tuesday 17 May 9.00am-10.30am
New Town on Augusta Road near Auvergne Ave

Thursday 19 May 11.30am-1.00pm
Chigwell Shops

*weather/COVID permitting

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