Topic archives: Tasmanian Labor

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

March 2, 2018 9

The Tasmanian Liberals have gained ground in the lead up to tomorrow's state election, but there are still a few battlegrounds that could see the tide turn.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 21, 2016 1

Danby's preference deal blows up ... vote for Hillary ... think of the children! ...

Lisa Singh campaigns to stay in Senate

Lisa Singh campaigns to stay in Senate

June 20, 2016 1

The Federal Labor Senator was relegated to an unwinnable position, but is seeking below the line votes.

Mining minister used mining company email address but claims ‘filter’ stopped conflict

June 15, 2016 1

The former Tasmanian mining minister used an email account at his mining company while holding the portfolio. But he says it's fine, as he had a filter to stop him seeing things he shouldn't.

Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

Tasmanian election: Lara is toast, but what about Clive?

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.

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.

Poll Bludger’s seat of the week: Franklin a worry for Labor

Poll Bludger’s seat of the week: Franklin a worry for Labor

March 23, 2013

The eastern and outer southern Hobart seat of Franklin has been in the Labor fold for two decades, but the party is said to have grave fears for the seat amid a state-wide collapse in support.

Polling drives Labor’s push on gay marriage in Tasmania

Polling drives Labor’s push on gay marriage in Tasmania

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.

In Tassie politics, it’s hard to see the sense from the trees

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.

Chinese whispers forecast fast growth

Chinese whispers forecast fast growth

December 15, 2011 5

Chinese officials have just finished their annual economic talkfest known as the Central Economic Work Conference with a commitment not to allow global uncertainties to disrupt what it called "relatively fast growth."

David Bartlett a Gen X resignation

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.

Tasmania’s political alliance won’t be pulped — but the people smell a con

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.

Much ado on Overington … Tassie ALP’s cash cow …

Much ado on Overington … Tassie ALP’s cash cow …

February 4, 2011 1

Communicating an ALP cash cow, plus speculation continues to swirl that Fairfax Media are preparing, George Hearst-style, to make a multi-million dollar strongarm bid for Antony Catalano's Weekly Review and other media news.

Economists’ great expectations over rate rise … with a dash of sadism

Economists’ great expectations over rate rise … with a dash of sadism

January 25, 2011 3

The good news is that we don't have to take any notice for a while of all those financial industry economists predicting an interest rate rise anytime soon.

Bartlett: The savvy premier who mistimed his run

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.

Exit Bartlett, enter Giddings

Exit Bartlett, enter Giddings

January 24, 2011

Labor is about to have another leader whose work experience is limited to being a political operative, with Lara Giddings expected to take over as Tasmanian Premier following David Bartlett's resignation, writes Richard Farmer.

Tasmanian politics: David Bartlett’s shock resignation

January 23, 2011

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett has dropped a bombshell by announcing on Facebook that he will relinquish the leadership, citing family reasons, reports William Bowe.