Adjournment speech on State Government incompetence in delivering vital infrastructure projects

Speaker my home state of Tasmania is the best place in the world to live. But its governance is appalling, and if you hand a Tasmanian state government a great…

Lifting the lid on Australia’s true carbon footprint

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will this morning table the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting) Bill 2020. Mr Wilkie’s Private Member’s Bill would…

International Criminal Court agrees Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers breaches international law

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will hold a press conference today to discuss the International Criminal Court’s response, received yesterday, to his referral that the Australian Government’s treatment of…

PM’s response to Hobart bushfire threat rings hollow

The Prime Minister’s assurance today in Question Time that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to mitigate Hobart’s bushfire risk rang hollow when he so deliberately avoided my call…

Tassie’s most vulnerable left out in the cold

The Federal Productivity Commission’s report into government services, released today, shows just how unresponsive and insensitive the State Government is to the housing crisis gripping Tasmania. The report reveals that,…

$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…