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State <em>7.30</em> shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

Myriam Robin October 28, 2014 17 Comments

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Sally Whyte October 1, 2014 7 Comments

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

Paddy Manning September 26, 2014 4 Comments

Tasmania's woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

William Bowe July 3, 2014 5 Comments

Tasmania punches well above its weight in terms of political influence -- and the state's aluminium smelting industry is not happy with keeping the Renewable Energy Target.

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Crikey April 17, 2014 8 Comments

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.

Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

Cathy Alexander March 17, 2014 9 Comments

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 ...

State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

William Bowe March 14, 2014 3 Comments

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.

Tasmanian forest wars: Liberal win could reignite a decades-old debate

Tasmanian forest wars: Liberal win could reignite a decades-old debate

Cathy Alexander March 12, 2014 8 Comments

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?

Wilkie: Gillard’s backroom deal — and how she betrayed me

Wilkie: Gillard’s backroom deal — and how she betrayed me

Crikey March 12, 2014 23 Comments

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.

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

Cathy Alexander March 4, 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.