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.
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?
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.
September 27, 2013 3
Changes at Australian Jewish News ... News Corp could look closer to home on piracy ... who will fill ABC radio gap? ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2012 3
There is tangible despair in Hobbit Town today as the full impact of Premier Lara Giddings’ austere budget reveals itself, writes Bruce Montgomery, a freelance journalist in Hobart.
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.
December 15, 2011 1
Tasmanian Labor’s major challenge at the moment is to prevent the Greens becoming the official opposition party at the next election, writes Bruce Montgomery, ex-political correspondent with The Australian.
September 6, 2011 9
The ultimate peace deal to end the 40-year war in Tasmania’s forests is dead in the water, writes political journalist Bruce Montgomery from Hobart.
August 19, 2011 1
Shares in the financially struggling Tasmanian timber giant Gunns remain suspended ahead of Monday’s profit announcement and the ongoing clifftop poker around exiting old-growth logging and financing the $2.3 billion pulp mill.
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.
June 17, 2011 3
Does Lara Giddings have a vision for Tasmania? According to the state budget it's about more footy, but fewer schools; more speed cameras, but fewer police. The macro picture isn't pretty, says Jarvis Cocker.
June 9, 2011 10
What company has received $500 million in cash from the issue of new shares over the past three years but only has a market value of $300 million? asks accountant John Lawrence.
January 27, 2011 4
Far more than men, female politicians have their political identities framed around their family and relationship situation.
January 27, 2011
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