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Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

Michael Bradley October 19, 2017 1 Comment

The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Charlie Lewis May 10, 2017 3 Comments

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Bernard Keane August 16, 2016 17 Comments

Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.

Poll Bludger: the results are in — Tassie’s new senators confirmed

Poll Bludger: the results are in — Tassie’s new senators confirmed

William Bowe July 28, 2016 3 Comments

And the winners are ...

Mining minister used mining company email address but claims ‘filter’ stopped conflict

Mining minister used mining company email address but claims ‘filter’ stopped conflict

Josh Taylor June 15, 2016 1 Comment

The former Tasmanian mining minister used an email account at his mining company while holding the portfolio. But he says it's fine, as he had a filter to stop him seeing things he shouldn't.

For sale: waterfront property. Expected lifespan: maybe 50 years.

For sale: waterfront property. Expected lifespan: maybe 50 years.

Jason Murphy June 9, 2016 5 Comments

Climate change and related flooding is not a surprise. Should we be paying for rich people to build new pools?

Tasmania could weaken law to allow bigots in marriage equality debate

Tasmania could weaken law to allow bigots in marriage equality debate

Josh Taylor June 8, 2016

Should people be able to say whatever they like in same-sex marriage debate? Tassie says maybe.

Tassie Libs host secret ‘policy forum’ for corporate donors

Tassie Libs host secret ‘policy forum’ for corporate donors

Crikey June 8, 2016 2 Comments

Freelance journalist and Tasmanian Times contributing editor Bob Burton asks, why is AMP so interested in supporting the Tasmanian Liberals?

Seats to watch: storm-ravaged northern Tasmania, where the winds of change roar

Seats to watch: storm-ravaged northern Tasmania, where the winds of change roar

William Bowe June 7, 2016 2 Comments

The storm has brought Malcolm Turnbull to Tasmania -- but Bass, Braddon and Lyons had has attention anyway.

Should we all move to Tassie?

Should we all move to Tassie?

Jason Murphy May 26, 2016 7 Comments

The Tasmanian budget will be delivered today. Although it might have some good news in the short term, in the long term the Apple Isle's prospects don't look good.