A Labor Budget … just

“This Government’s budgets have been markedly better than the budgets brought down by their predecessor. They are more compassionate, and we see evidence of that in this budget, with more…

Wilkie speaks on the 2024 Tasmanian Election

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the important issues facing the community in the lead up to the 2024 Tasmanian election in a speech to the Federal Parliament. Please…

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the major parties to commit to ending age discrimination in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enshrining funding based on…

Both Libs and Labor must lift their game on NDIS

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the major parties to commit to ending age discrimination in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and enshrining funding based on…

Caitlin’s Youth Voice in Parliament speech

I was delighted to read a speech by Caitlin Woolley, a 19-year-old student from Hobart, as part of the Youth Voice in Parliament campaign. Caitlin works as the Tasmanian health…

Federal Government grants $3.4m to Hobart Aquatic Centre

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed $3.4m in Federal funding for the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre. The City of Hobart secured the funding from the Building Better…

What’s left to do on the Bass Highway anyway? Diamond-encrusted cat’s eyes?

The Federal Budget is good so far as it starts to address serious problems in areas as diverse as aged care, the NDIS, mental health, skilling workers, childcare and the…

How low can the pokies industry go? Federal allows woman with severe cognitive disability to gamble

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join a Salvation Army Captain to reveal  the Elwick Hotel allowed a woman with an obvious and severe cognitive disability to “put her…

NDIS must stop discriminating against older Australians

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has made the following statement to Federal Parliament. Deputy Speaker having a disability makes life hard enough but, if you’re 65 or older, it…