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Poll Bludger: religious right comes up trumps in Lib preselection battles

Poll Bludger: religious right comes up trumps in Lib preselection battles

William BoweApr 11, 201614 Comments

The Abetzes -- Eric and Peter -- are throwing their weight around. Plus: what on earth is going on in Queensland?

State income tax: a good idea, except for South Australia and Tasmania

State income tax: a good idea, except for South Australia and Tasmania

Bernard KeaneMar 30, 201629 Comments

State income taxes might attract the economic purists, but they'll be bad news for smaller, poorer states like South Australian and Tasmanian.

'This is system collapse': Tassie fires the beginning of the end

'This is system collapse': Tassie fires the beginning of the end

Bert SpinksFeb 4, 20168 Comments

As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh -- and lost

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh -- and lost

John LawrenceNov 5, 20153 Comments

The tide of public opinion is turning against pokies in Tasmania. And MONA's David Walsh looks set yet again to come up trumps. Economist and accountant John Lawrence explains.

Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne's replacement

Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne's replacement

William BoweJul 31, 20152 Comments

Nick McKim has held a seat for the outer Hobart division of Franklin in the state’s lower house since 2002. But who is he, exactly?

Milne leaves Greens at record strength

Milne leaves Greens at record strength

Bernard KeaneMay 6, 201516 Comments

Christine Milne leaves politics with her party at record strength -- an outcome that looked unlikely when she took over as leader.

Call of the wild: if a jet ski falls in the forest ...

Call of the wild: if a jet ski falls in the forest ...

Bert SpinksApr 14, 20154 Comments

The Tasmanian government's proposed expansion of the tourism industry threatens everything great about Tassie's wilderness, writes Bert Spinks, freelance writer and bushwalking guide on the Overland Track.

Poll Bludger: is Lambie the old adventures of new Pauline?

Poll Bludger: is Lambie the old adventures of new Pauline?

William BoweApr 2, 20155 Comments

Jacqui Lambie wants to form her own political party. But will she be able to reach the heights of Pauline Hanson's One Nation?

Why you could soon be sued for defamation in a Tassie court

Why you could soon be sued for defamation in a Tassie court

Myriam RobinJan 8, 20156 Comments

Proposed new defamation laws for Tasmania could have an Australia-wide chilling effect on free speech.

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson's Prom?

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson's Prom?

Allen GreerNov 14, 20142 Comments

Authorities are considering introducing Tasmanian devils onto Wilson's Prom to decrease the feral cat population. But biologist Allen Greer says there's little evidence the devils will make any difference.