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Tasmanian state Labor forfeit in by-election first

William Bowe August 3, 2009

Is forfeiting an election less embarassing than a defeat? Obviously the Tasmanian Labor party thought so, since they didn't contest their own seat at the weekend's by-election.

Mother calls for increase to mental health care

Crikey July 27, 2009

A mother has called for greater care for the mentally ill in Tasmania, following an incident where her 35 year old mentally ill daughter pulled her eye out of its socket using her own fingers.

Could Tasmania become a party pooper?

Crikey July 24, 2009

The Beltana branch of Tasmania's ALP has a radical plan to curb under-age drinking and violence: replace 18th and 21st bashes with community "rite of passage" celebrations and milestone certificates.

Is Rosebery a health hazard?

Eleri Harris July 10, 2009 9 Comments

Two women are claiming they have developed serious health issues from exposure to the run-off from an open cut mine in their town, and are demanding the Tasmanian government relocate them.

Liberals take challenge to Labor in Tasmania

William Bowe July 1, 2009

On August 1, the Libs are contesting the Pembroke by-election in Tasmania with a quality candidate. A minor event perhaps, but a fascinating test of strength for Premier Bartlett, says William Bowe.

Gaming industry: we give Tasmania value for money

Crikey June 18, 2009

For each $1 in subsidy received, the mining industry produces $167 value to the State’s economy, according to the Felmingham Report. The gaming industry reckons it tops that.

The True Face of David Bartlett

Crikey May 18, 2009

After 11 years of Labor rule in Tasmania, where has the money gone?

Tasmania: jailing ten-year-olds

Greg Barns May 15, 2009 2 Comments

The Tasmanian Department of Justice confirmed yesterday that last week a 10-year-old boy "was held for an hour in an adult prison before being taken to court and bailed."

Garrett and Gunns win: Lawyers for Forests face massive legal costs

Greg Barns May 12, 2009 2 Comments

Using the courts can be a very risky venture, particularly if you lose.

Arrests as Tasmania’s old growth forest heads to the chainsaw

Andrew Dodd May 11, 2009 10 Comments

22 protesters were arrested in Tasmania's Upper Florentine Valley. Andrew Dodd was there.