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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.

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?