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…

Mac Point proof Tasmanian Government couldn’t organise a piss-up at a brewery

When I joined then Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese at Macquarie Point in 2012 to announce $50 million in remediation funding, I called on the State Government not to ‘stuff it…

Andrew speaks about the kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car

Deputy Speaker, kunanyi/Mt Wellington is the heart and soul of Greater Hobart. Referred to by locals as “The Mountain”, it can be seen from many kilometers away and, along with…

Getting into the spirit of lower taxes

Reducing the whopping tax burden on Tasmania’s award-winning whisky, vodka and gin producers will free up funds to help many local businesses flourish. Less than 10 years ago, there were…

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…

Derwent ferry trial one small step in stopping traffic snarl

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed a trial ferry service on the River Derwent but says a holistic response is desperately needed to fix the traffic snarl. “While…

What’s with the State Government’s light rail stupor?

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has slammed the go-slow approach to light rail in Hobart. He will today join Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds, Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston and…

Mac Point: the road to nowhere?

The news today that the Macquarie Point Corporation has finally built a road at Mac Point is just a reminder of how poorly this project has been managed. More than…

Andrew Wilkie meeting Federal Government today to make the case for a Greater Hobart rescue package

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today take the case for a COVID-19 rescue package for Greater Hobart straight to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who is also the…