Ashley Youth Detention Centre must close now

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, called for the immediate closure of Ashley Youth Detention Centre during a speech in the Federal Parliament. “Tasmanians are horrified by the reports of…

Wilkie calls out Government on Ashley Youth Detention Centre in Federal Parliament

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, delivered the following speech to the Parliament. Please see above video for full speech. “My community is horrified by the revelations of systemic abuse…

Crossbench members urge Albanese Government to keep its promise and provide permanent protection to refugees subjected to cruel temporary visa process

The Albanese Government won the 2022 election promising to provide permanent protection for refugees and people seeking asylum who are currently subjected to cruel temporary visas. After a decade of…

Israel’s persecution of Palestinians must end

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, delivered the following 90 second statement to the Parliament. “Six weeks ago a healthy 7-year-old boy died on his way home from school when…

Government commits to reform anti-discrimination laws

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, moved amendments to the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 to replace the words ‘intersex status’ with ‘sex characteristics’. “These amendments, quite…

Andrew speaks in Federal Parliament about the cost of living crisis

While the rising cost of living is greatly affecting the whole nation, Tasmanians are especially feeling the pressure. After all median weekly earnings for all employees in Tasmania is $1,000,…

Bill of Rights introduced into Parliament

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will today introduce legislation in the Federal Parliament that would enshrine a Bill of Rights in Australian law. The bill is modelled closely…