$30m Hobart social housing package reaches milestone

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will join the Hon Luke Howarth MP, Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, and Bob Gordon, Chair of the Supported Affordable…

A statement on the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran

Iran’s missile attack on US bases in Iraq was an inevitable consequence of US President Donald Trump’s deranged decision to assassinate Iranian General, Qassim Suleimani, in recent days. There’s nothing complex…

End the cruelty

Live Animal Export Prohibition Bill to be tabled again today Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will this morning introduce another Private Members Bill to wind down the live export…

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…

Aged Care Royal Commission finally comes to Hobart

The Aged Care Royal Commission will today begin its hearings in Hobart to investigate how older people are cared for, and what must be done to make these services better.…

Aged care report a thundering wake-up call for sweeping reform

The Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, released today, provides an alarming insight into a sector in desperate need of reform. The problems highlighted in the media over the last year…

A statement on animal cruelty at the Royal Hobart Show

The dreadful suffering of a young bull at the Royal Hobart Show is further compelling evidence that rodeos should be banned in Tasmania. This episode also proves again that animals…

Regional processing asylum seeker bill tabled again today

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, re-introduced the Refugee Protection Bill 2019 to Parliament this morning. It was seconded by independent MP Dr Helen Haines. “Confining people for an indefinite…

Question to PM on Voice to Parliament

To our shame, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remain one of the most incarcerated people in the world. Again this year the Closing the Gap Strategy Report showed no…