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Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

One of the greatest concerns for the media is the rules around photography in the chamber.

Health Minister implicated in Cricket Australia sacking has pro-life history

Health Minister implicated in Cricket Australia sacking has pro-life history

Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been fighting against abortion in the Apple Isle for years.

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

There has been shock at the revelations that Cricket Australia has fired a woman for her non-work-related tweets. What are her options?

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

Thought we were finished? Crikey's adventure into Australian political dynasties continues.

The scandalous lie beneath the 'merit v diversity' argument

The scandalous lie beneath the 'merit v diversity' argument

Opponents of increased female participation insist that merit should win out over diversity. But history has routinely shown us that "merit" is a myth.

Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker's coup

Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker's coup

A stealthy move by Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey to steal the Speaker's chair has seen her colleagues in the Hodgman government left with a fragile balance. But could it just be the past catching up with them?

What does each state want from the NEG?

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Old Tassie is at war with the new in a fight for this cycle trail

Old Tassie is at war with the new in a fight for this cycle trail

Tasmania's North East Rail Trail, which some are lobbying to become a heritage rail network, has become a battleground of vested interests and outdated ideals.

What can we learn from Tasmania's surprise economic boom?

What can we learn from Tasmania's surprise economic boom?

The success of Tasmania's economy, which has turned around from being one Australia's least impressive, could be self-perpetuating if state and federal governments can find a way not to screw it up.

Canadian gambling giant Stars Group ploughs into Australia

Canadian gambling giant Stars Group ploughs into Australia

As others flee, we now have a new player in Australian betting. What will they mean for our shifting gambling landscape?