Crown Casino’s political protection racket continues

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, today moved a motion in the Federal Parliament calling on the Government to establish a Royal Commission into Crown Casino. Neither the Government nor…

Federal Government ignores black summer bushfire inquiry!

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the community would be shocked by the Federal Government’s dismissal of his question in Parliament today about Australia’s RAAF firefighting capability. The Minister…

Andrew speaks in Parliament about the greyhound industry

“Deputy Speaker the head of Tasmania’s Greyhound Adoption Program has been found guilty of racing a drugged dog and is currently suspended. “Now I would have thought it to be…

We owe our youth secure housing and a living income

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join a group of young unemployed Tasmanians in Anti-Poverty Week to hear how the housing crisis negatively impacts their lives, mental health and…

Digital divide discriminates

Opinion piece published in the Sunday Tasmanian 11 Oct 2020 It’s getting harder to find a real person to talk to these days at government agencies like Centrelink, Medicare and…

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…