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…

Parliamentarians take Julian Assange case to US Embassy

This morning the Co-Chairs of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group, George Christensen MP and Andrew Wilkie MP, met with Michael Goldman, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in…

Spirit sleight of hand has not fooled consumers

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. This old adage certainly applies to the free-car scheme on offer on the State Government’s Bass Strait ferries. Sadly,…

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,…

Prime time to get off the poker machine industry payroll

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called on the State Government to end the legalised corruption in Tasmanian politics by banning donations from the gambling industry and introducing real-time…

Tassie pokies hit taxpayer-funded jackpot

Deputy Speaker, the poker machine industry bankrolled the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s most recent state election win, and now it’s in line for a thumping $350 million windfall in virtually gifted…

Voters left in the dark: No democracy with hidden donations

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has called for urgent political donation reform as new analysis and data reveal the outrageous amount of dark money flowing to political parties in…

Political parties wallowing in fossil fuel industry donations

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, said it’s not surprising the resource sector is bankrolling Australia’s major parties. “Analysis released today by the Centre for Public Integrity showing the resource…

Julian Assange must be allowed to walk free

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has described the continued detention of Julian Assange as unfathomable, cruel and entirely unnecessary. Mr Assange’s bail application has been denied just days after…