Andrew speaks on the Social Services Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill

All Australians on government pensions and payments need to live with dignity on a living income above the poverty line. So the Federal Government must not cut the Jobseeker rate…

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…

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…

Apology is due to those dudded by Robodebt

The decision today by the Department of Human Services to stop using the deeply flawed Robodebt process, where debts are raised purely from averaging ATO income data, is a welcome…