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.

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…

Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) Bill 2020

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, attempts to amend the Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) Bill 2020 to improve transparency. “In essence Deputy Speaker I just want the…

Andrew speaks on Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) Bill

Foreign investment is important but we must be sensible about it. Broadacre prime agricultural land, genuinely strategic assets & scarce natural resources should always remain under Australian ownership & Australian…

Afghanistan whistleblower charges must be dropped

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will urge the Federal Government to drop all charges against Afghanistan whistleblower and former military lawyer David McBride. Mr Wilkie will seek to introduce…

Drop the witch hunt: Collaery a hero not a villan

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join Independent Senator Rex Patrick to demand the Federal Government drop its prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery, who is due back in court…

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…

A statement on today’s defence cash-splash

Today’s $270bn defence spending announcement is excessive and the timing curious. Yes, Australia does need a well-structured, -resourced and -trained Defence Force to defend the nation and to respond to…

We must beef up aerial firefighting to match accelerated risk

It’s time to change the way we do things and prepare for the future, says Andrew Wilkie. Talking Point published in the Mercury. IT’S surreal to consider that the massive…