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…

Automated data-matching reminiscent of Robodebt

The Prime Minister’s dismissal of Independent Member for Clark Andrew Wilkie’s question, during Question Time today, shows just how out of touch the Federal Government is with the deep distress…

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…

Andrew speaks on need to declare a Climate Emergency

I was happy to support Adam Bandt MP’s climate emergency motion this morning. Australia is currently on track to heat by 4.4 degrees by 2100 so it’s well beyond time…

Andrew Wilkie speaks on the Social Services Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020

Australia is a fabulously wealthy country. We can afford to look after our most disadvantaged. Anything else is poverty by design and we shouldn’t tolerate it.

Andrew speaks about transparency and the Australian National Audit Office

We need a properly funded National Audit Office, effective national and state integrity bodies with teeth, and we need to end the culture of secrecy and impunity which has become…

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…

Time to crack down on payday lending

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will introduce the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2020. The bill will provide better protections for consumers…

A statement on Tassie’s latest pokies figures

The October poker machine figures have been released and they show another big increase in losses compared with the same month last year. Indeed the $16,961,711 is up about $2m…