Government apology for dodgy robodebt must extend to Centrelink staff

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join with the Community & Public Sector Union to call on the Federal Government to apologise to Centrelink staff for putting them through…

Woolworths ignoring COVID laws and risking lives

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has released images of the dangerous flaunting of physical distancing laws by a Woolworth-owned hotel in Hobart, amid widespread reports of COVID law-breaking in…

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…

Wilkie push for Government to buy recycled products

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, this morning introduced the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Sustainable Procurement Principles) Bill 2020 which enshrines principles of sustainability into the Federal Government’s procurement policy.…

Another ship stuffed with live sheep heading off for the northern-hemisphere summer

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, is demanding the Federal Government stop a ship with 56,000 sheep sailing from Fremantle to Kuwait tomorrow. The Al Kuwait is due to leave Western Australia…

Question to the Prime Minister on defunding of vocational training

“Prime Minister there are 140,000 fewer apprentices than there were in 2013. And no wonder, when $3bn has been cut from VET funding in that period. This puts standards and…

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…

Australia’s treatment of asylum seeker is cruel, inhumane and a waste of taxpayers’ money

The Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers, in both onshore and offshore detention, continues to be cruel and inhumane. It is also a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Foreign acquisition of water entitlements

We live in a drought-prone country where water is one of our most precious commodities. It is ludicrous that, on their own, water entitlements do not require Foreign Investment Review…