Asylum seekers and refugees are not criminals – their detention is immoral and illegal

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today introduce a Private Members Bill to end the unlawful mandatory detention of asylum seekers, refugees and non-citizens. The Ending Indefinite and Arbitrary Immigration…

Andrew tables climate petition – Government must ditch fossil fuels for good

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today present a petition in Federal Parliament calling on the Government to abandon its dangerous and short-sighted plan for a gas-led recovery from…

Andrew speaks about foreign ownership and national security in Federal Parliament

Outrageous that a foreign controlled company is storing our defence data until 2025. A broken government promise putting our national security at risk.

Andrew shares stories of how the COVID supplement helped single mums

This morning Andrew tabled the stories of 58 single mums about how the JobSeeker COVID supplement greatly improved their lives. Hopefully the Government will learn something from them, change policy…

Andrew re-introduces the Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting Bill in Parliament

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will this morning introduce a Private Members Bill to reveal the true extent of Australia’s contribution to global climate change. The National Greenhouse and Energy…

Australia must never go to war again on a whim – war powers reform urgently needed

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today second Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt’s bill to ensure any decision to send Australian forces to war must be a decision of…

Is TT-Line COVID subsidy a mean-spirited con?

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister’s commitment to investigate allegations that Spirit of Tasmania ferry fares have risen, not fallen, during a “free vehicle”…

Tassie pokies hit taxpayer-funded jackpot

Deputy Speaker, the poker machine industry bankrolled the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s most recent state election win, and now it’s in line for a thumping $350 million windfall in virtually gifted…

AirBnb locks Hobart renters out in the cold

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called for the State Government and Hobart City Council to stop bickering about who is responsible and act to rein in short-stay accommodation,…