Tassie’s racing industry inquiry a dog’s breakfast

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has joined animal welfare advocate Fran Chambers to call for an urgent overhaul of TasRacing and the Office of Racing Integrity (ORI). “We need…

Who’s running this state anyway?

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the State Government should grow a backbone and slap down the gambling industry’s latest brazen attempt to dictate government policy. “The Federal Group’s…

Spin the wheel on the poker machine deal

The Tasmanian Government already collects the least amount of revenue from gambling taxes of any Australian jurisdiction, both per head of population and as a proportion of gross state product,…

Crown casino watchdog nothing but a lapdog

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called for the Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne to be expanded to include the conduct of the Victorian gambling regulator and Victorian Government.…

Premier must rule out pokies tax cut

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the Premier to rule out a tax cut on poker machines for its political mate Federal Group after a study found…

The Wilkie Report – May 2021: The gambling industry is a willing accomplice to crime, and it knows it.

Did you know that gambling companies have virtually no responsibility to keep an eye out for gambling addicts or stolen money? In fact the situation is even worse than that…

Put pokies to a referendum

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will call for a referendum on the future of poker machines in Tasmania beyond 2023 when the Federal monopoly expires. “Tasmania has held three…

Labor joins conga line on pokies policy

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says Labor’s decision to embrace the poker machine industry in Tasmania is a spineless betrayal of the community. “Poker machines in the suburbs significantly…

Victorian Crown Casino Royal Commission: About bloody time

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says the Victorian Royal Commission into Melbourne’s Crown Casino was the only credible option left open to the Victorian Government. “While it’s good news,…