Topic archives: tasmanian economy

Seats to watch: storm-ravaged northern Tasmania, where the winds of change roar

June 7, 2016 2

The storm has brought Malcolm Turnbull to Tasmania -- but Bass, Braddon and Lyons had has attention anyway.

Should we all move to Tassie?

Should we all move to Tassie?

May 26, 2016 7

The Tasmanian budget will be delivered today. Although it might have some good news in the short term, in the long term the Apple Isle's prospects don't look good.

Tasmania, the failed state: budget highlights structural woes

Tasmania, the failed state: budget highlights structural woes

May 31, 2013 1

Tasmania has too many holes in its budget, amplified by shrinking GST revenue and failing government businesses. Tasmania-based economist and accountant John Lawrence looks at the structural problems.

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.

Tasmanian recession? Not at David Walsh’s bizarre world of art

June 8, 2012 12

As eccentric art lover and professional gambler David Walsh steps up his battle with the taxman, the economic contribution of his Museum of Old and New Art to Tasmania's struggling state economy is mounting.

Eslake: On not spitting the dummy on Tasmania’s economy

November 7, 2008 2

Surely, if any State deserves the label 'basket case', it is New South Wales, not Tasmania, writes Saul Eslake.

Saul Eslake spits the dummy on Island economy

November 6, 2008 4

No economist is a guru or gets it right all the time and Tasmanians deserve to listen to an participate in a decent debate about their economic future, writes Greg Barns.

Endorsements for hire in Tassie pulp mill debate

January 30, 2008 2

In the lobbying business, titles are a wonderful thing and the Wilderness Society well knows it, writes Richard Farmer.