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Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson’s Prom?

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.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | TAS |

State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

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SALLY WHYTE | TAS |

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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PADDY MANNING | TAS |

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

Tasmania’s woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

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WILLIAM BOWE | TAS |

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

Tasmania punches well above its weight in terms of political influence — and the state’s aluminium smelting industry is not happy with keeping the Renewable Energy Target.

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In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania’s judges just don’t have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

The Liberals have won the Tasmanian election after a long time in the wilderness, consigning Labor and the Greens to history. Here are the biggest challenges they face this term …

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WILLIAM BOWE | TAS |

State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

Liberal oppositions are in the box seat to win government in state elections in Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow. But one of the races could be closer than many think.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Tasmanian forest wars: Liberal win could reignite a decades-old debate

They said the conflict over Tasmania’s forests was over. But with the Liberals poised to win the state election on Saturday, should we be bracing for another round of protests?

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Wilkie: Gillard’s backroom deal — and how she betrayed me

Julia Gillard came to the member for Denison with a curious proposal. Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is now spilling the beans on the secret deal — and why he ultimately tore up an agreement once she stabbed him in the back.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes — the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Crikey list: the 20 most powerful people in Tasmanian politics

As Tasmania gears up for a state election on March 15, here is Crikey’s list of the 20 most powerful people behind the scenes in the apple isle.

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It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

A fresh poll shows the Liberals on track to win the Tasmanian election in March. Will the Coalition hold every state and federal government from March 15?

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CRIKEY INTERN | TAS |

When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.

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WILLIAM BOWE | TAS |

Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

The Tasmanian Liberals look set to win the state government at the March poll — but could Clive Palmer’s party cause an upset? Crikey’s polling analyst crunches the numbers.

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WILLIAM BOWE | TAS |

Poll Bludger: Griffith, state polls to test Abbott government mettle

Three state elections and some important byelections are likely to test voters’ loyalty to the newly minted Abbott government. Crikey’s resident polling analyst previews the electoral year.

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Is this threatened species in decline? The devil’s in the detail

Data appears to show populations of Tasmanian devils have stabilised. Biologist Allen Greer asks why you’re not hearing that from the state government or advocates of “saving” the devil.

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GUY RUNDLE | TAS |

Will Brandis boycott the anti-boycott movement?

Calls for anti-boycott legislation by the Tasmanian forest industry will test the free speech bona fides of Attorney-General George Brandis. Will he take up the challenge?

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Is this your new PUP balance-of-power Senate warrior?

Jacqui Lambie, a Tasmanian Senate candidate for PUP, looks likely to win a seat and co-hold the balance of power. So who is she?

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

A day out in Denison, where a familiar face counts for plenty

A day out on the campaign trail in Andrew Wilkie’s seat of Denison shows the power of personal connection — and pork-barrelling. Crikey hits the road with Wilkie and ALP candidate Jane Austin in Hobart.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | TAS |

Denison: this is one seat the major parties might not win

It’s de rigueur to hate independents in this federal election campaign — but Andrew Wilkie is on track to hold his Tasmanian seat, probably with the help of Liberal preferences. What happens next?

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MARGOT SAVILLE | TAS |

Feeling around in the dark, Walsh finds more shocking art

Hobart’s Dark Mofo arts festival, which runs till the Winter Solstice (June 23), is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food and music, as well as “light and noise”.

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Tasmania, the failed state: budget highlights structural woes

Tasmania has too many holes in its budget, amplified by shrinking GST revenue and failing government businesses. Tasmania-based economist and accountant John Lawrence looks at the structural problems.

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Crikey Blogs | TAS |

Poll Bludger’s seat of the week: can Wilkie hold Denison?

Andrew Wilkie’s snaring of the Hobart seat of Denison was the biggest surprise of the last election. His challenge to keep it during the next one will make for a complicated contest, writes William Bowe.

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