Tasmanian election: Hung parliament likely, but who will lead?

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.

Senate grilling has ABC ‘backing away from Keating!’

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?

Tasmania just became one of the most political places on the planet

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.

The Tassie election: a guide to Bass

The Tassie election: a guide to Bass

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?

Antony Green: Why Labor will lose Franklin

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.

Why is Fairfax granting anonymity for a Labor Party beat-up?

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?

Tired Labor in for a fight in Tasmanian election

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.

The 2010 Aussie election bonanza: a form guide

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.

Tasmanian health minister’s appointments under a cloud

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.

How a drunken prank became a major political story with flare

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.