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Topic: 2018 Tasmania election
Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker’s coup

Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker’s coup

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?

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

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

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

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

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

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.

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

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.

Is the Lambie Network headed to the slaughter?

Is the Lambie Network headed to the slaughter?

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

Rundle: the rotten heart of the Apple Isle

Rundle: the rotten heart of the Apple Isle

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?

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

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

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

In Australia's poorest state, Labor represents a default setting that voters gravitate back to after their infrequent acts of rebellion.