November 5, 2015 3
The tide of public opinion is turning against pokies in Tasmania. And MONA's David Walsh looks set yet again to come up trumps. Economist and accountant John Lawrence explains.
January 17, 2014 5
Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.
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.
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.
May 1, 2013 9
They're declaring peace in the forests of Tasmanian. But the deal passed through Parliament isn't worth much for the environment without further protection for the remaining reserves.
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.
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.
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.
August 6, 2012 7
Tasmanian Labor is in the polling wilderness. Which explains why the the state government will now act on gay marriage, writes political correspondent Bruce Montgomery from Hobart.
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.
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.
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.
May 11, 2011 3
David Bartlett today refused to resign from parliament immediately, yet having told Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings he questioned whether he had the passion and commitment to continue. Bruce Montgomery reports from parliament.
March 11, 2011 8
Before Tasmania's highly contentious pull mill is built, friendships will be tested, political alliances between Labor and the Greens at state and federal level will be stretched to the limit (though not ruptured). And the people will revolt, writes Bruce Montgomery in Hobart.
January 24, 2011 15
Was it really the wistful look of the young son as his father opened the front door each weekend to go to work that caused Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett to quit? Bruce Montgomery reports on the backroom moves and a premier who mistimed his run to the top.
October 22, 2008
The clash in Tasmania between DPP and Premier, is not unique, writes Greg Barns.
August 1, 2007
It was only six days ago that the Prime Minister took a brief moment off from posing for his birthday pics with the troops in Dili to lay the foundations for the damage control that will be necessary should the Reserve Bank actually increase interest rates before the election.