Statement on the interim report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the interim report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide as a vital step towards addressing the serious systemic and…

PM must end the injustice for TPI veterans

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says it’s way beyond time for the Federal Government to stop fiddling around the edges and commit to raising the rate of the TPI…

Andrew speaks in Parliament about the Defence and Veterans’ Workshop

Today I was honoured to stand in the Parliament and pay my respects for Chris Coughran, the former President of the Defence and Veterans’ Workshop in Hobart, who tragically died…

A statement on the Defence Royal Commission

The community will breathe a sigh of relief that finally the Federal Government has decided to hold a Royal Commission into veteran and serving member suicides. While the Government’s refusal…

The Wilkie Report March 2021 – Royal Commission into veterans’ suicides

The Australian Parliament has agreed to a motion calling on the Federal Government to establish a Royal Commission into Defence Force and veterans’ suicides. On the face of it this…

Andrew supports a motion to establish a veterans’ Royal Commission

The Government waved through the motion for a veterans’ Royal Commission tonight but refuses to actually establish one. This gives veterans and their loved ones false hope. Not good enough…

Andrew Wilkie speaks on the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

The Federal Government’s Commission for Defence & Veterans Suicide does not go far enough. What’s needed is Royal Commission. Anything less is a band aid and goes to show the…