March 1, 2010 2
The two noteworthy things in the latest polls from Tasmania are an apparent surge in the Greens vote and the near certainty of a hung parliament. But these two things are not as closely connected as one might think.
February 26, 2010
Keating! The Musical has been one of the most successful Australian shows of recent years. The ABC aired the entire production in 2008. So why is the broadcaster now ignoring its Tasmanian premiere?
February 24, 2010 2
On March 20 Tasmanian voters can change the government by voting Labor. That’s right. That wasn’t a typo. Brian Mitchell explains how.
February 22, 2010
William Bowe starts dissecting the Tasmanian election, starting with the Bass electorate. How will the "iPod-loving, bicycle-riding, latte-sipping trendy" Premier David Bartlett deal with the Liberal seat?
February 18, 2010
Antony Green profiles the Tasmanian state division of Franklin, where new boundaries and a high-profile Liberal Party campaign look set to unseat at least one of the three sitting ALP members.
February 17, 2010
"Senior Labor Party figures" have been peddling unsubstantiated claims about Greens leader Nick McKim's political future, says Bob Burton. Why is the Mercury granting them anonymity for such an obvious beat-up?
February 15, 2010
Like a number of its mainland counterparts, the Tasmanian Labor government has suddenly begun feeling its age and is in for a tough fight in the upcoming state election.
January 21, 2010
It's a bumper year for elections with Tassie, SA, Victoria and the main event -- Tony vs. Kev -- all set to get political wonks' hearts racing. Peter Brent rounds up the different battles and gives his tips for election winners.
December 8, 2009
Did Tasmania's health minister Lara Giddings take a close enough look at her department secretary's resume? asks Margaretta Pos. He used to head one of the most controversial hospitals in the UK.
October 14, 2009 1
How a minor drunken prank escalated into a major Tasmanian political story may be as good as topic as any to kick off the journalists union’s Future of Journalism forum in Hobart on Thursday night, writes Bob Burton.