Environment laws set for overdue makeover

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to Professor Graeme Samuel’s 2020 review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. “It’s good to…

Substantial inquiry into dirty coal not ruled out by Prime Minister

The community can take some comfort from the Prime Minister not ruling out the need for a substantial inquiry into Australian coal exporters using fake quality tests when I put…

Statement on Marinus Link funding announcement

Tasmania increasing its reliance on renewable energy from 100 per cent to 200 per cent, and exporting the surplus to the mainland through additional Bass Strait cables, is commendable. To…

Statement on the cable car decision

The decision by the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to dismiss the appeal into the proposed Mount Wellington cable car is a wonderful turn of events. The development never satisfied…

Insider blows lid on coal industry fraud

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, recently revealed widespread fraudulent behaviour in the Australian coal industry to the Federal Parliament. See video for full speech. “Speaker, whistleblowers are an essential…

Environmental alarm must spark immediate action

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the catastrophic state of Australia’s environment laid bare in an alarming new report underlines the need for urgent action on climate change and…

It’s beyond time for Tassie to embrace electric vehicles

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has joined Good Car Company founder Anthony Broese van Groenou to discuss Tasmania’s rising fuel prices and the role electric vehicles (EVs) can play…

Forests worth more standing

Protecting our forests is a straightforward way to slow dangerous climate change. Across Australia, and particularly in Tasmania, it’s simple – forests soak up carbon and cutting them down releases…

The Wilkie Report – Net-zero by 2050 is largely political bullshit

Well fair enough there’s so much attention on the international climate change summit in Glasgow. But frankly the obsession on net-zero emissions by 2050 is largely political bullshit and a…