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Poll Bludger: a bumper year ahead for elections

Poll Bludger: a bumper year ahead for elections

January 16, 2018

With state elections in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria, 2018 is shaping up to be a wild ride for poll watchers.

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

October 19, 2017 1

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

May 10, 2017 3

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

August 16, 2016 17

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

July 28, 2016 3

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

June 15, 2016 1

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.

June 9, 2016 5

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

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

June 8, 2016 2

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

June 7, 2016 2

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