May 21, 2018 4
In the aftermath of the royal wedding, Crikey returns to Australia's political mini-monarchies.
March 5, 2018 13
The Liberal vote started well and crept up remorselessly through the evening. Lambie failed entirely. It was all pretty mundane. But Tasmania has surprised us before. It will again.
March 5, 2018 7
The Liberals are duly pleased with themselves for having run a campaign based on bread-and-butter economic fundamentals, aided by the economy's undeniably strong performance on Premier Will Hodgman's watch.
February 28, 2018 14
Has Jacqui Lambie killed her state team's chances by backing the Liberals ahead of her 2019 Senate tilt?
January 29, 2018 3
In Australia's poorest state, Labor represents a default setting that voters gravitate back to after their infrequent acts of rebellion.
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.
June 8, 2016 2
Freelance journalist and Tasmanian Times contributing editor Bob Burton asks, why is AMP so interested in supporting the Tasmanian Liberals?
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.
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.
January 8, 2015 6
Proposed new defamation laws for Tasmania could have an Australia-wide chilling effect on free speech.
October 13, 2014
Supervising the island state ... Jobs go at universities ... Facebook fail by Queensland politician ...
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 ...
February 4, 2014 9
A fresh poll shows the Liberals on track to win the Tasmanian election in March. Will the Coalition hold every state and federal government from March 15?
April 19, 2010
Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim made the right decision to turn down a seat in David Bartlett's cabinet. If you’re contributing half as many MPs as the senior partner, it’s reasonable to expect more than one ministry out of nine, writes Charles Richardson.
April 9, 2010 14
In the three-way game of brinkmanship between Will Hodgman, Nick McKim and David Bartlett in Tasmania, the Liberals have shown themselves poor negotiators and even worse strategists, writes Bruce Montgomery.
April 9, 2010
After a long and bloody battle, Tasmania’s election finally has finally come to an end, with the Greens providing shock 11th hour to return a minority Labor government. But Hodgman is still fighting, and this war may be far from over.
April 7, 2010 8
Tasmania’s election finally delivers its coup de grace today when Governor Peter Underwood decides who will be premier. It is not a lay down misere, says Bruce Montgomery.
March 31, 2010 5
David Bartlett would be doing the Governor a gross disservice constitutionally by advising him to appoint Liberal leader Will Hodgman as Premier, writes Bruce Montgomery.
March 23, 2010 1
The Tasmanian Liberals have about a 60% chance of gaining equal or more seats than Labor, while Labor are a 40% chance of gaining more than the Libs, estimates Peter Tucker.
March 15, 2010 1
Last night's debate between David Bartlett and Will Hodgman may have covered a broad range of issues but there was one question that went unasked: why was Greens leader Nick McKim excluded?, writes Bob Burton.