From the desk of Andrew Wilkie

No real relief for those living on struggle street

No real relief for those living on struggle street

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the Scrooge-like increase to the JobSeeker payment will do next to nothing to ease the pain for Australians living on struggle street. “Returning JobSeeker to the pre-pandemic level of $40 a day would have been...

Federal Government refuses to fix Bass Strait

Federal Government refuses to fix Bass Strait

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, said it was ridiculous the Federal Government had asked the Tasmanian Government to investigate itself and whether it was rorting the federally-funded Bring Your Car for Free promotion on its Spirit of Tasmania ferries....

Victorian Crown Casino Royal Commission: About bloody time

Victorian Crown Casino Royal Commission: About bloody time

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the Victorian Royal Commission into Melbourne’s Crown Casino was the only credible option left open to the Victorian Government. “While it’s good news, it is long overdue,” Mr Wilkie said. “For decades a series of...

Ban duck hunting in Tasmania

Ban duck hunting in Tasmania

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, today called for an end to duck hunting in Tasmania in a speech to Federal Parliament. “On the 6th of March the Tasmanian duck hunting season begins. Over the three-month season, it’s estimated that almost 50,000 ducks will...

Statement on the Facebook news ban

Statement on the Facebook news ban

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says he’s surprised by the poor judgement shown by social media platform Facebook in removing Australian news content from its site. “While I would certainly not recommend using Facebook as a primary source for credible and...

No real relief for those living on struggle street

No real relief for those living on struggle street

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the Scrooge-like increase to the JobSeeker payment will do next to nothing to ease the pain for Australians living on struggle street. “Returning JobSeeker to the pre-pandemic level of $40 a day would have been...

Federal Government refuses to fix Bass Strait

Federal Government refuses to fix Bass Strait

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, said it was ridiculous the Federal Government had asked the Tasmanian Government to investigate itself and whether it was rorting the federally-funded Bring Your Car for Free promotion on its Spirit of Tasmania ferries....

Victorian Crown Casino Royal Commission: About bloody time

Victorian Crown Casino Royal Commission: About bloody time

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the Victorian Royal Commission into Melbourne’s Crown Casino was the only credible option left open to the Victorian Government. “While it’s good news, it is long overdue,” Mr Wilkie said. “For decades a series of...

Ban duck hunting in Tasmania

Ban duck hunting in Tasmania

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, today called for an end to duck hunting in Tasmania in a speech to Federal Parliament. “On the 6th of March the Tasmanian duck hunting season begins. Over the three-month season, it’s estimated that almost 50,000 ducks will...

Statement on the Facebook news ban

Statement on the Facebook news ban

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says he’s surprised by the poor judgement shown by social media platform Facebook in removing Australian news content from its site. “While I would certainly not recommend using Facebook as a primary source for credible and...

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