Topic archives: state of tasmania

Finally, we are addressing ABC bias

November 21, 2014 6

Crikey readers talk the ABC, people smugglers and why Tassie should host its own G21.

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

September 23, 2014

Freelance writer Bert Spinks takes the bus to the suburbs surrounding MONA -- and finds there are some uncomfortable juxtapositions.

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

July 3, 2014 5

Tasmania punches well above its weight in terms of political influence -- and the state's aluminium smelting industry is not happy with keeping the Renewable Energy Target.

Picking on Bernardi unbecoming (or perhaps he’s an arsehat)

January 7, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk the pros and cons of picking on Cory Bernardi and an exciting Tasmanian data project that has great potential.

How a Tasmanian data project could save the world

How a Tasmanian data project could save the world

December 19, 2013 6

New Australian-made sensor technology could have the potential to maximise food production around the world.

Is this threatened species in decline? The devil’s in the detail

Is this threatened species in decline? The devil’s in the detail

December 18, 2013 7

Data appears to show populations of Tasmanian devils have stabilised. Biologist Allen Greer asks why you're not hearing that from the state government or advocates of "saving" the devil.

The truth will be revealed: I have seen the Tassie tiger

The truth will be revealed: I have seen the Tassie tiger

November 15, 2013 17

Everyone knows the Tasmanian tiger is extinct, right? Well, thylacine researcher Col Bailey says everyone is wrong.

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.

What’s wrong with Tasmania, Australia’s freeloading state?

What’s wrong with Tasmania, Australia’s freeloading state?

January 30, 2013 69

Tasmania lags the nation in all important economic and social criteria. In an essay for GriffithREVIEW, Jonathan West says a malaise has descended over the Apple Isle. Its industry is broken and its people fear change.

Get some culture in Tassie

April 21, 2011 1

Fancy a long weekend of culture? Jump on a flight and head to Hobart. The Museum of Old and New Art has generated a lot of hype since its January opening. And it’s all true, says Mark Hipgrave.

Gunns in crisis as investor confidence evaporates

August 21, 2008 3

How on earth can a company now capitalised at just $681 million and already saddled with more than $1 billion in debt, finance a $2 billion pulp mill? Writes Stephen Mayne.

Tasmanian politics and the unfortunate vignette of Paula Wriedt

August 8, 2008 2

In the aftermath of Paula Wriedt's attempted suicide, let's consider the state of affairs in Tasmania in terms of both ministerial workloads and parliamentary representation, writes Bruce Montgomery.

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

March 4, 2008 2

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