Royal Commission blows lid on robodebt

The many thousands of Australians who fell victim to Robodebt deserved answers, and their plight was summed up succinctly by today’s Royal Commission report which stated that: “Robodebt was a…

Federal Budget good as far as it goes but critically wounded by Stage 3 tax cuts and AFL stadium

The Federal Budget goes some way to improving the situation in a myriad of important areas like Jobseeker, Parenting Payment, energy bill relief, aged care and Commonwealth Rent Assistance. The…

Wharf rots while Rome burns

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the impasse between the Federal and State governments over port facilities for the RSV Nuyina, as well as the possibility of Hobart losing…

Prime Minister dodges gambling advertising ban

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, asked Prime Minister Anthony Albanese whether he would commit to implementing a gambling advertising ban. Please see above for full question and answer. “The…

Governments wilfully blind to shocking human toll of gambling addiction

Co-conveners of the Parliamentary Friends of Gambling Harm Reduction, Andrew Wilkie MP and Rebekha Sharkie MP, joined the Alliance for Gambling Reform and Associate Professor Angela Rintoul to discuss the…

Community legal services deserve better

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, delivered the following statement to the Federal Parliament. “Last week the Government finally released the Independent Review of the National Legal Assistance Partnership. “The…

Andrew Wilkie speaks on rural and regional Australia’s medical workforce

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, speaks on rural and regional Australia’s medical workforce as a matter of public importance.

Big win for animal welfare

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the introduction of the Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024, which will see live sheep exports by…

Action on gambling harm urgently needed

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, asked Prime Minister Anthony Albanese the following in Question Time. “Prime Minister it’s almost a year since the Standing Committee on Social Policy and…

Big win for Julian Assange case

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the United Kingdom High Court of Justice’s decision to grant Julian Assange permission to appeal against his extradition to the United States of…

Parliamentarians mobilise for whistleblowers

“Tuesday was a dark day in Australian history,” Mr Wilkie said. “David McBride was imprisoned for at least more than two years for providing documents to the ABC which revealed…