Live export crisis deepens

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, moved a motion calling on the Federal Government to intervene in the animal welfare crisis on the MV Bahijah and to legislate an end…

Sick live export industry goes from bad to worse

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the current animal welfare crisis on the live sheep export vessel the MV Bahijah. “The barbaric and ruthless nature of the live export…

The polly bandwagon rolls on

“The Federal Government’s covering up today for the Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, was shameful behaviour,” Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie said. “In my opinion, the Minister blatantly mislead…

Wilkie slams salmon industry in Federal Parliament

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, delivered the following statement to the Federal Parliament. “Salmon farming is obviously an important industry in Tasmania, but it’s not so important that it…

Poverty reduction must be a key priority for Government

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, moved amendments to the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee Bill 2023. “The amendments I introduced would insert poverty reduction into each of the listed matters…

Robodebt lives, this time in the ATO

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the concerns of tax agents and tax payers who have been issued notices of debts in a move eerily similar to the Centrelink…

Banks letting scam victims down terribly

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, delivered the following speech to the Federal Parliament. Please see above video for full speech. “Last year Australians lost over $3 billion to scams,…

Forensic services need their own forensic going over

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, asked Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus KC the following in Question Time. Please see above for full question and response. “Attorney given the catastrophic failings with…

Closing the chapter on Robodebt

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to the Robodebt Royal Commission. “Robodebt was a catastrophic failure of government administration that destroyed the lives of…