A stealthy move by Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey to steal the Speaker's chair has seen her colleagues in the Hodgman government left with a fragile balance. But could it just be the past catching up with them?
The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.
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.
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.
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.
Has Jacqui Lambie killed her state team's chances by backing the Liberals ahead of her 2019 Senate tilt?
With a hung parliament on the table heading into this week's election in Tasmania -- "the most contradictory polity in the Western world" -- the Liberals are dwarfing their competitors' spending. But what's new?
When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.
In Australia's poorest state, Labor represents a default setting that voters gravitate back to after their infrequent acts of rebellion.