Andrew Wilkie MP speaks on the Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020

Centrelink is in strife. The staff do their best but under-resourcing, too much reliance on online services, old systems and excessive outsourcing etc often make their job impossible. The Government…

Betting the house on “jobs and growth”

The Federal Government sure has delivered on its promise of a jobs, infrastructure and business budget. And middle-class Australians who still have a job will be delighted with the stage…

The Wilkie Report September 2020 – Federal Budget

This year’s Federal Budget will be one of the most important in our history. So it must be bold and fair, bold in that we need to restore the economy,…

How low can the pokies industry go? Federal allows woman with severe cognitive disability to gamble

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join a Salvation Army Captain to reveal  the Elwick Hotel allowed a woman with an obvious and severe cognitive disability to “put her…

Morrison Government a pack of environmental vandals

The Federal Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 is environmental vandalism in the extreme. It completely ignores Professor Graeme Samuel AC’s interim recommendations to accompany changes…

Stop the spin and address the human misery caused by pokies

Talking Point published in the Mercury newspaper 3 September 2020. Just as seatbelts and drink driving laws made cars safer, we need measures to make poker machines safer. The tragic…

Andrew speaks in Parliament on the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

The Federal Government’s latest asylum seeker bill is an abomination. More deterrence and punishment when integrity and lawfulness is what’s actually called for.

Parliament covers up Australia’s true carbon footprint

The House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy today tabled its report on Andrew Wilkie MP’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting) Bill 2020…

Feds flying blind on aged care in Tasmania

“Prime Minister, the Mercury newspaper reports that there have been no unannounced safety checks at Tasmanian residential aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “By comparison the aged care regulator…