Crikey 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.
Crikey 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.
Crikey August 22, 2012 1 Comment
Crikey readers have their say.
Crikey August 21, 2012 5 Comments
Tasmania's ailing and highly subsidised forestry industry should finally be subject to market principles, write Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss.
Crikey March 6, 2012 10 Comments
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.
Crikey July 28, 2011 15 Comments
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.
Crikey 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.
Richard Farmer June 17, 2009 1 Comment
Worlds collide as Richard Farmer applies the Crikey Election Indicator to Dancing With the Stars. Not that he watches it, of course.
Greg Barns June 10, 2009 67 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane June 9, 2009 12 Comments
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.