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…

The right to age in place

We deserve our choice of retirement. The majority of older Australians will tell you they want to see out their retirements in their own homes. I saw the benefits of…

Andrew Wilkie meeting Federal Government today to make the case for a Greater Hobart rescue package

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will today take the case for a COVID-19 rescue package for Greater Hobart straight to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who is also the…

Greater Hobart on the radar in Canberra

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, had a positive virtual conference this afternoon with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who is also the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development,…

A statement on Northern Suburbs Light Rail System

The community would be very concerned at the argy-bargy between the Macquarie Point Development Corporation and the Glenorchy City Council over whether or not a proposed road at Macquarie Point…