February 4, 2016 8
As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.
April 14, 2015 4
The Tasmanian government's proposed expansion of the tourism industry threatens everything great about Tassie's wilderness, writes Bert Spinks, freelance writer and bushwalking guide on the Overland Track.
March 17, 2014 9
The Liberals have won the Tasmanian election after a long time in the wilderness, consigning Labor and the Greens to history. Here are the biggest challenges they face this term ...
September 27, 2013 11
Calls for anti-boycott legislation by the Tasmanian forest industry will test the free speech bona fides of Attorney-General George Brandis. Will he take up the challenge?
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.
April 15, 2013 10
Australia's native forest industry simply cannot compete in the global marketplace. Handing over more taxpayer-funded assistance will not solve the problem, writes ANU associate professorAndrew Macintosh.
April 12, 2013 2
Crikey readers have their say on the biggest issues of the day.
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.
December 14, 2012 7
Most of the trees felled in Tasmania's forests end up as waste and woodchips. Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss crunch the numbers in a new Australia Institute infographic.
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.
November 22, 2012 5
A deal has just been struck to end Tasmania's 40-year war over forests. Tasmanian-based freelance journalist Bruce Montgomery asks if the armistice will hold.
November 19, 2012 11
The war over Tasmania's forests is painted as jobs vs trees. But how many jobs are there really in the state's forestry sector? Andrew Macintosh from the ANU and Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute investigate.
August 21, 2012 5
Tasmania's ailing and highly subsidised forestry industry should finally be subject to market principles, write Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss.
August 16, 2012 8
Tasmanian forest negotiators must be inflicted with Stockholm syndrome. A new interim agreement to end the 30-year war doesn't get very far, reports Bruce Montgomery 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.
November 4, 2011 50
Stephen Mayne is wrong. Gunns does not have "a strong environmental story to tell". It has been the author of an epic Tasmanian tragedy, a tale that has reduced good people to tears, writes Greens MP Cassy O’Connor.
August 11, 2011 1
Gunns Ltd's pulp mill has paralysed and poisoned Tasmania’s public life and private life, even divided towns and families, writes Lindsay Tuffin, of Tasmanian Times.
August 5, 2011 9
The deal to save Tasmanian forests has seen the logging and mining industry remain determined that these forests are not converted into national parks and "locked up" -- and the Prime Minister Julia Gillard seems to agree, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.
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.
July 25, 2011 5
Land use in Tasmania is being determined by vested interests and pressure groups that do not actually own or manage any of the resource, writes Bruce Montgomery, former Tasmanian correspondent of The Australian