650% increase in HECS-HELP indexation a crippling blow

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, recently asked Education Minister Jason Clare the following question in Question Time. “The recent six hundred and fifty per cent increase in HECS-HELP indexation…

Statement on the UTAS relocation

I have said from the start that I support the UTAS relocation so long as all reasonable community concerns are addressed. So far they have not been, as evidenced by…

State Budget a cold comfort for homeless Tasmanians

Last week’s Tasmanian Budget contained some welcome funding. Alongside long overdue spending for education and youth, there’s important funding for legal aid services and mental health. As the Tasmanian Council…

Andrew speaks in Parliament on the tertiary education sector

Governments continue to show that they don’t understand the inherent value of education, nor that an educated population is smarter, richer, healthier and happier.

Andrew speaks in Parliament on early childhood education

Free universal early childhood education is important for gender equality. But gender equality also needs to be in our DNA, with everything we say & do, and every policy &…

Digital divide discriminates

Opinion piece published in the Sunday Tasmanian 11 Oct 2020 It’s getting harder to find a real person to talk to these days at government agencies like Centrelink, Medicare and…

Question to the Prime Minister on defunding of vocational training

“Prime Minister there are 140,000 fewer apprentices than there were in 2013. And no wonder, when $3bn has been cut from VET funding in that period. This puts standards and…