Topic archives: Lara Giddings

It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

February 21, 2014 25

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.

Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

February 4, 2014 9

A fresh poll shows the Liberals on track to win the Tasmanian election in March. Will the Coalition hold every state and federal government from March 15?

Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

January 17, 2014 7

The Tasmanian Liberals look set to win the state government at the March poll -- but could Clive Palmer's party cause an upset? Crikey's polling analyst crunches the numbers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 27, 2013 3

Changes at Australian Jewish News ... News Corp could look closer to home on piracy ... who will fill ABC radio gap? ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

May 1, 2013

Will the NDIS actually get support at the ballot box? Richard Farmer suspects it will end up being a political suicide note. Plus other views noted along the way.

How your taxes bailed out insolvent timber giant Gunns

How your taxes bailed out insolvent timber giant Gunns

March 5, 2013 7

Gunns might have been trading insolvent when it took $23 million from the federal government for its non-existent pulp mill, writes Tasmanian economist and analyst John Lawrence at Tasmanian Times.

Et in Arcadia ego: Tasmania’s rotten economic apple

October 4, 2012 9

Most bank managers will tell you that before they can help you, you should get your mind and your house in order. That's the challenge facing Tasmania.

Pulped: Gunns’ Tassie mill is finally dead

Pulped: Gunns’ Tassie mill is finally dead

September 28, 2012 1

The Greens tread a fine line in claiming their third victory in Tasmania. Though there seems little doubt Gunns' proposed pulp mill is dead, writes Bruce Montgomery.

Flanagan: Gunns’ demise lifts a darkness over Tasmania

Flanagan: Gunns’ demise lifts a darkness over Tasmania

September 26, 2012 17

It was Gunns' greed-at-all-costs attitude that destroyed its public reputation and ensured its financial demise, according to Richard Flanagan. The company and its planned pulp mill had gone rogue.

Kohler: a Greek tragedy Tasmania can relate to

May 29, 2012 7

The fact that the pro-austerity, pro-euro parties are now on top in the polls in Greece buoyed markets last night, but the options for Europe remain limited and difficult -- especially if Greece stays in.