Time for urgent action on climate change

Tonight’s IPCC report will confirm that we don’t have until 2050 for net zero. Instead we must prevent any new fossil fuel projects, immediately wind down coal, gas and oil…

Andrew speaks about changes to Australia’s environmental laws

The Government’s new environmental law will not solve the extinction crisis. The proposed Environment Assurance Commissioner will be a toothless tiger and just ensure business as usual. We need my…

Andrew speaks about the kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car

Deputy Speaker, kunanyi/Mt Wellington is the heart and soul of Greater Hobart. Referred to by locals as “The Mountain”, it can be seen from many kilometers away and, along with…

The Wilkie Report June 2021

Now more than ever this country needs a strong and independent environmental regulator to turn around Australia’s unacceptable environmental decline, and to hold to account those responsible for the mess…

Andrew speaks in Federal Parliament about Tasmanian salmon industry

Deputy Speaker we know that the salmon industry plays an important role in Tasmania as a key industry and employer. But it’s under siege, and if community confidence and support…

Unrestrained fish farm expansion threatens industry

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join a community coalition to call on the Premier to be upfront with voters on plans to expand fish farming in Tasmania. “While…

Andrew tables climate petition – Government must ditch fossil fuels for good

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today present a petition in Federal Parliament calling on the Government to abandon its dangerous and short-sighted plan for a gas-led recovery from…

Andrew re-introduces the Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting Bill in Parliament

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will this morning introduce a Private Members Bill to reveal the true extent of Australia’s contribution to global climate change. The National Greenhouse and Energy…

Political parties wallowing in fossil fuel industry donations

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, said it’s not surprising the resource sector is bankrolling Australia’s major parties. “Analysis released today by the Centre for Public Integrity showing the resource…