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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJun 21, 20161 Comment

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

Jun 20, 20161 Comment

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

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

Josh TaylorJun 15, 20161 Comment

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?

William BoweJan 17, 20147 Comments

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

John LawrenceMay 31, 20131 Comment

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

William BoweMar 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

by Bruce Montgomery, a political correspondent in HobartAug 6, 20127 Comments

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

by Bruce Montgomery, a freelance journalist in HobartMar 6, 201210 Comments

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

Richard FarmerDec 15, 20115 Comments

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

by Bruce Montgomery, a Tasmanian political journalistMay 11, 20113 Comments

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.