April 11, 2013
The Tasmanian forestry industry is out for the count. But it is taking $1 billion in taxpayer dollars with it, writes Tasmania-based freelance writer John Lawrence.
December 5, 2012
A deal to end the Tasmanian forest wars will soon go before state Parliament. Tasmanian-based accountant and former economist John Lawrence crunches the numbers and poses some pertinent questions.
August 22, 2012 1
Crikey readers have their say.
August 21, 2012 5
Tasmania's ailing and highly subsidised forestry industry should finally be subject to market principles, write Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss.
March 6, 2012 10
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings seeks to offer some insights today into the island's future in her annual State of the State address. The forests remain top of the agenda, writes Bruce Montgomery.
July 28, 2011 15
The $276 million rescue package to buy peace in Tasmania’s forests came after the state’s Auditor-General indicated Forestry Tasmania was staggering towards insolvency and would need an equity to survive, writes John Lawrence.
October 6, 2009
Forestry Tasmania's treatment of protesters in the Upper Florentine has failed to stand up in court, reports Andrew Darby. But after a generation of fighting, the bitter battles over trees in Tasmania continues to grow -- even if the forests don't.
June 17, 2009 1
Worlds collide as Richard Farmer applies the Crikey Election Indicator to Dancing With the Stars. Not that he watches it, of course.
June 10, 2009 67
Bob Brown is using his office as a senator to get his legal bills paid, and the media are willing accomplices in this cynical exercise in power.
June 9, 2009 12
The possible bankruptcy of Greens Senator Bob Brown as a consequence of Forestry Tasmania’s demand for legal fees would be a victory from beyond the political grave for Paul Lennon and John Howard.
September 9, 2008 5
I was pleased to see that Piers Akerman is once again seeking to draw the nation’s attention to an article I wrote almost two years ago and delighted that Piers is now embracing recycling, writes Richard Flanagan.
September 2, 2008 4
Tasmania is Australia’s Mississippi or Alabama, writes Greg Barns.
August 20, 2007
The supply of quality sawn timber from Australian trees -- as distinct from the commodities of woodchips and pulp -- looks more bleak than ever, writes Native forest owner John Maddock.
August 17, 2007
Round 22 NRL action saw thrillers and thrashings; grapples and gripes; and at the end of it all, powerful portents in Crikey’s NRL Hot Form Chart.