Topic archives: Will Hodgman

A(nother) guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

May 21, 2018 4

In the aftermath of the royal wedding, Crikey returns to Australia's political mini-monarchies.

Rundle: blitzed in the side bar at Will Hodgman’s monster’s ball

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.

Poll Bludger: Libs out-gun, out-spend Labor at Tassie election

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.

Is the Lambie Network headed to the slaughter?

February 28, 2018 14

Has Jacqui Lambie killed her state team's chances by backing the Liberals ahead of her 2019 Senate tilt?

Poll Bludger: current state of play for the March 3 Tassie election

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.

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.

Tassie Libs host secret ‘policy forum’ for corporate donors

June 8, 2016 2

Freelance journalist and Tasmanian Times contributing editor Bob Burton asks, why is AMP so interested in supporting the Tasmanian Liberals?

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh — and lost

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh — and lost

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.

Call of the wild: if a jet ski falls in the forest …

Call of the wild: if a jet ski falls in the forest …

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.

Why you could soon be sued for defamation in a Tassie court

Why you could soon be sued for defamation in a Tassie court

January 8, 2015 6

Proposed new defamation laws for Tasmania could have an Australia-wide chilling effect on free speech.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 13, 2014

Supervising the island state ... Jobs go at universities ... Facebook fail by Queensland politician ...

Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

Tasmania wakes to a new era — now comes the hard part

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 ...

Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

Brace yourself for a Liberal whitewash, from east to west

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?

Richardson: Tassie Greens avoid the poisoned chalice

Richardson: Tassie Greens avoid the poisoned chalice

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.

Libs left languishing on the draughts board in Tasmania

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.

Labor holds on to Tasmania — for now

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.

Bartlett will make history, but the writing may not be on the wall

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.

Bartlett’s pledge to bow out comes back to bite him

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.

Bartlett preparing to gift the Libs government

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.

Tas election: the debate that wasn’t, with McKim MIA

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.