“I thought about pizza”: a poem by Tim Holding, on the occasion of his rescue

September 4, 2009 3

On Feathertop Mountain -- to be sung as a Tom Waits dirge.

Tasmania tries the luck of the Irish, cashes up call centre

August 24, 2009 2

Mr Bartlett, facing diving opinion polls and a general election early next year, will hand over $3.5 million of Tasmanian taxpayers’ money to Vodafone so that it retains its call centre near Hobart.

Tasmanian Labor’s ultralite lobbying code

August 17, 2009

The Bartlett government has opted for a lobbyists' registration system that will rank amongst the weakest in the world, writes Bob Burton.

Tasmanian state Labor forfeit in by-election first

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

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?

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?

July 10, 2009 9

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

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

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

May 18, 2009

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