Topic archives: 2018 Tasmania election

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

May 2, 2018 11

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 role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

March 19, 2018 4

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

Rundle: blitzed in the side bar at Will Hodgman’s monster’s ball

March 5, 2018 13

The Liberal vote started well and crept up remorselessly through the evening. Lambie failed entirely. It was all pretty mundane. But Tasmania has surprised us before. It will again.

Poll Bludger: Libs out-gun, out-spend Labor at Tassie election

March 5, 2018 7

The Liberals are duly pleased with themselves for having run a campaign based on bread-and-butter economic fundamentals, aided by the economy's undeniably strong performance on Premier Will Hodgman's watch.

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

March 2, 2018 9

The Tasmanian Liberals have gained ground in the lead up to tomorrow's state election, but there are still a few battlegrounds that could see the tide turn.

Is the Lambie Network headed to the slaughter?

February 28, 2018 14

Has Jacqui Lambie killed her state team's chances by backing the Liberals ahead of her 2019 Senate tilt?

Rundle: the rotten heart of the Apple Isle

February 27, 2018 11

With a hung parliament on the table heading into this week's election in Tasmania -- "the most contradictory polity in the Western world" -- the Liberals are dwarfing their competitors' spending. But what's new?

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

January 30, 2018 3

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

Poll Bludger: current state of play for the March 3 Tassie election

January 29, 2018 3

In Australia's poorest state, Labor represents a default setting that voters gravitate back to after their infrequent acts of rebellion.