April, 2014

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In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

, Apr 17, 2014

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Tasmania's judges just don't have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.
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Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

, Mar 17, 2014

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The Liberals have won the Tasmanian election after a long time in the wilderness, consigning Labor and the Greens to history. Here are the biggest challenges they face this term ...
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State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

, Mar 14, 2014

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Liberal oppositions are in the box seat to win government in state elections in Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow. But one of the races could be closer than many think.
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Tasmanian forest wars: Liberal win could reignite a decades-old debate

, Mar 12, 2014

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They said the conflict over Tasmania's forests was over. But with the Liberals poised to win the state election on Saturday, should we be bracing for another round of protests?
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Wilkie: Gillard’s backroom deal — and how she betrayed me

, Mar 12, 2014

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Julia Gillard came to the member for Denison with a curious proposal. Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is now spilling the beans on the secret deal -- and why he ultimately tore up an agreement once she stabbed him in the back.
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Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

, Mar 04, 2014

As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes -- the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.

Crikey list: the 20 most powerful people in Tasmanian politics

, Mar 04, 2014

As Tasmania gears up for a state election on March 15, here is Crikey's list of the 20 most powerful people behind the scenes in the apple isle.
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It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

, Feb 21, 2014

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The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.
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Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

, Feb 04, 2014

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A fresh poll shows the Liberals on track to win the Tasmanian election in March. Will the Coalition hold every state and federal government from March 15?
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When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

, Jan 17, 2014

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Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.
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Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

, Jan 17, 2014

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The Tasmanian Liberals look set to win the state government at the March poll -- but could Clive Palmer's party cause an upset? Crikey's polling analyst crunches the numbers.
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Poll Bludger: Griffith, state polls to test Abbott government mettle

, Jan 07, 2014

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Three state elections and some important byelections are likely to test voters' loyalty to the newly minted Abbott government. Crikey's resident polling analyst previews the electoral year.
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Is this threatened species in decline? The devil’s in the detail

, Dec 18, 2013

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Data appears to show populations of Tasmanian devils have stabilised. Biologist Allen Greer asks why you're not hearing that from the state government or advocates of "saving" the devil.
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Will Brandis boycott the anti-boycott movement?

, Sep 27, 2013

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Calls for anti-boycott legislation by the Tasmanian forest industry will test the free speech bona fides of Attorney-General George Brandis. Will he take up the challenge?
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Is this your new PUP balance-of-power Senate warrior?

, Sep 09, 2013

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Jacqui Lambie, a Tasmanian Senate candidate for PUP, looks likely to win a seat and co-hold the balance of power. So who is she?
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A day out in Denison, where a familiar face counts for plenty

, Aug 16, 2013

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A day out on the campaign trail in Andrew Wilkie's seat of Denison shows the power of personal connection -- and pork-barrelling. Crikey hits the road with Wilkie and ALP candidate Jane Austin in Hobart.
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Denison: this is one seat the major parties might not win

, Aug 15, 2013

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It's de rigueur to hate independents in this federal election campaign -- but Andrew Wilkie is on track to hold his Tasmanian seat, probably with the help of Liberal preferences. What happens next?
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Feeling around in the dark, Walsh finds more shocking art

, Jun 18, 2013

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Hobart's Dark Mofo arts festival, which runs till the Winter Solstice (June 23), is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food and music, as well as "light and noise".
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Tasmania, the failed state: budget highlights structural woes

, May 31, 2013

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Tasmania has too many holes in its budget, amplified by shrinking GST revenue and failing government businesses. Tasmania-based economist and accountant John Lawrence looks at the structural problems.
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Poll Bludger’s seat of the week: can Wilkie hold Denison?

, May 27, 2013

Andrew Wilkie's snaring of the Hobart seat of Denison was the biggest surprise of the last election. His challenge to keep it during the next one will make for a complicated contest, writes William Bowe.