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Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Constitutional lawyers have been in a frenzy over the state's decision to essentially close its borders. But, really, it's the right call.

Farewell, Will Hodgman. Here's what your future looks like

Farewell, Will Hodgman. Here's what your future looks like

What's next for the former Tasmanian premier?

Anti-anti-anti-protest pollies protest Hobart City Council

Anti-anti-anti-protest pollies protest Hobart City Council

Irony abounds as Tasmanian aldermen walk out of a meeting in order to prevent a vote on anti-protest laws.

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Bob Brown's opposition to a new wind farm project isn't a sign of failure, it's a further victory. The way we live is fundamentally changing.

Don't do it, Jacqui!

Don't do it, Jacqui!

If Lambie can't get a better deal than this, she's sold out Tasmania.

How overfishing in Tassie drove this barefoot fisherman to politics

How overfishing in Tassie drove this barefoot fisherman to politics

Walking barefoot through the corridors of power, Craig Garland would be nobody’s man but his own.

Meet candidate Craig Garland, the Tassie fisherman saying 'no' to the big guys

Meet candidate Craig Garland, the Tassie fisherman saying 'no' to the big guys

"I wouldn’t want to leave Tassie for Canberra. But if we don’t fight, we’re going to die."

The PR firms running Tasmanian community newspapers

The PR firms running Tasmanian community newspapers

A small Tasmanian community newspaper is relaunching after News Corp sold it to a public relations agency last year, and it's not a unique case.

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

How Tasmania came to its pioneering new trans rights law

How Tasmania came to its pioneering new trans rights law

Tasmania has a notoriously bleak history with LGBTIQ rights, now the state's latest proposal is so progressive it's angering the PM. A lot has happened in the past 20 years.