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.
June 21, 2016 1
Danby's preference deal blows up ... vote for Hillary ... think of the children! ...
June 20, 2016 1
The Federal Labor Senator was relegated to an unwinnable position, but is seeking below the line votes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.