Andrew Wilkie

Andrew Damien Wilkie (born 8 November 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian politician and independent federal member for Clark.wikipedia
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2016 Australian federal election

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Wilkie finished first on the primary vote at both the 2013 federal election and 2016 federal election, increasing his margin each time.
He secured confidence and supply support from Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan in the event of a hung parliament and resulting minority government, as seen in 2010.

2010 Australian federal election

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Later in the year, again as an independent candidate, he ran for the federal seat of Denison at the 2010 federal election and won, finishing third on the primary vote but winning the seat after the distribution of preferences. Wilkie campaigned heavily against poker machines (colloquially "pokies") at the 2010 federal election and immediately began forging ties with independent anti-pokies Senator Nick Xenophon.
Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MPs Andrew Wilkie, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor declared their support for Labor on confidence and supply.

Office of National Assessments

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An officer with the Royal Australian Infantry Corps who had earlier commanded a company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the time of his entry to public life Wilkie was posted to Australia's Office of National Assessments as an intelligence analyst.
In 2003, in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, an ONA intelligence officer named Andrew Wilkie resigned from the agency, citing ethical concerns in relation to selective and exaggerated use of intelligence by the Australian Government on the matter of Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.

2019 Australian federal election

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In 2019, the Division of Denison was replaced by the Division of Clark, which Wilkie won at the 2019 Australian federal election with a margin of 22.19%.
Independents: Andrew Wilkie (Clark), Helen Haines (Indi), Zali Steggall (Warringah).

2013 Australian federal election

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Wilkie finished first on the primary vote at both the 2013 federal election and 2016 federal election, increasing his margin each time.
Independents: Andrew Wilkie, Cathy McGowan

Division of Denison

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Later in the year, again as an independent candidate, he ran for the federal seat of Denison at the 2010 federal election and won, finishing third on the primary vote but winning the seat after the distribution of preferences.
Another prominent member was independent MP Andrew Wilkie, elected at the 2010 election.

Candidates of the 2004 Australian federal election

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Wilkie stood as the Australian Greens candidate for Bennelong against John Howard in the Australian House of Representatives in the 2004 federal election.

Royal Military College, Duntroon

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Wilkie trained at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and graduated in 1984.
In 2011, Andrew Wilkie admitted to being both a victim and perpetrator of bullying while at Duntroon.

Division of Bennelong

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Wilkie stood as the Australian Greens candidate for Bennelong against John Howard in the Australian House of Representatives in the 2004 federal election. He was a Greens candidate for the federal Division of Bennelong in the 2004 federal election and for the Senate in Tasmania at the 2007 federal election.
The Greens increased their vote at this election by 12.34% to 16.37% at this election, owing to the pre-selection of the high-profile Andrew Wilkie as candidate.

Tamworth, New South Wales

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Andrew Damien Wilkie (born 8 November 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian politician and independent federal member for Clark.

Division of Clark

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In 2019, the Division of Denison was replaced by the Division of Clark, which Wilkie won at the 2019 Australian federal election with a margin of 22.19%. Andrew Damien Wilkie (born 8 November 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian politician and independent federal member for Clark.

2010 Tasmanian state election

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In 2010 he stood as an independent candidate for the state seat of Denison at the Tasmanian state election, narrowly missing out on the final vacancy.
The only inter-party battles for a seat during the counting process were between the Greens and Liberals for the final seat in Braddon (won by the Greens), and between independent Andrew Wilkie and the Liberals for the final seat in Denison (won by the Liberals).

Australian Greens

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Wilkie stood as the Australian Greens candidate for Bennelong against John Howard in the Australian House of Representatives in the 2004 federal election. He was a Greens candidate for the federal Division of Bennelong in the 2004 federal election and for the Senate in Tasmania at the 2007 federal election.

House of Representatives (Australia)

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Wilkie stood as the Australian Greens candidate for Bennelong against John Howard in the Australian House of Representatives in the 2004 federal election.
On the crossbench, the Australian Greens, the Centre Alliance, Katter's Australian Party, and independents Andrew Wilkie, Helen Haines and Zali Steggall won a seat each.

Howard Government

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He opposed Australia's contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq under the Howard government.
Senior Australian intelligence officer Andrew Wilkie resigned from his job, citing ethical reasons.

Julia Gillard

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Following the election, he declared that he would back the Australian Labor Party minority government, in return for the Gillard government committing $340 million to the Royal Hobart Hospital and a commitment to reduce problem gambling.
Four crossbench MPs, Greens Adam Bandt and independents Andrew Wilkie, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor declared their support for Labor on confidence and supply, allowing Gillard and Labor to remain in power with a minority government.

Independent politician

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At the dissolution of parliament before the 2019 federal election, four independents sat in the Australian House of Representatives: Andrew Wilkie (Member for Denison), Cathy McGowan (Member for Indi), Kerryn Phelps (Member for Wentworth), and Julia Banks (Member for Chisholm).

'Not happy, John!' campaign

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He was a supporter of the 'Not happy, John!' campaign which ran during the election campaign.
Supporters of the campaign included Margo Kingston (journalist), John Valder (previous president of Howard's Liberal party), Brian Deegan (former magistrate, who stood against Alexander Downer), Andrew Wilkie (Greens candidate), Alex Broun playwright and Nicole Campbell (Australian Labor Party candidate).

Slot machine

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With regard to the allegation and its publication, he accused pro-Pokies advocates of running a smear campaign against him. Wilkie campaigned heavily against poker machines (colloquially "pokies") at the 2010 federal election and immediately began forging ties with independent anti-pokies Senator Nick Xenophon.
Independent candidate Andrew Wilkie, an anti-pokies campaigner, was elected to the Australian House of Representatives seat of Denison at the 2010 federal election.

Duncan Kerr

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Upon Kerr's retirement, the previously-safe Labor seat of Denison was won by Andrew Wilkie, an independent.

Nick Xenophon

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Wilkie campaigned heavily against poker machines (colloquially "pokies") at the 2010 federal election and immediately began forging ties with independent anti-pokies Senator Nick Xenophon.
In July 2011, Xenophon lost the balance of power to the Greens, however his anti-pokies stance was bolstered when independent Andrew Wilkie was elected to the lower house at the 2010 election, resulting in a hung parliament.

National Broadband Network

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He supported a National Broadband Network and opposed the Howard Government's WorkChoices industrial relations reforms.
Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor, Bob Katter and Andrew Wilkie expressed support for NBN.

Simone Wilkie

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Wilkie was married to a fellow army officer, Simone Wilkie (née Burt), from 1991 to 2003.
Wilkie married Andrew Wilkie, a fellow army officer in 1991.

Australian Army

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Before entering politics Wilkie was an infantry officer in the Australian Army.

Royal Australian Infantry Corps

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An officer with the Royal Australian Infantry Corps who had earlier commanded a company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, at the time of his entry to public life Wilkie was posted to Australia's Office of National Assessments as an intelligence analyst.