We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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?
Nick McKim has held a seat for the outer Hobart division of Franklin in the state’s lower house since 2002. But who is he, exactly?
As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes -- the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.
Why the silence over spy whistleblower? ... privatising public uni services in Qld ... meet the dog running at the Tas election ...
Tasmania's lower house has defeated a measure that would allow voluntary euthanasia, but Exit International director Dr Philip Nitschke says the very sick are finding their own ways to die, regardless of the law.
There is tangible despair in Hobbit Town today as the full impact of Premier Lara Giddings’ austere budget reveals itself, writes Bruce Montgomery, a freelance journalist in Hobart.
The Tasmanian timber company Gunns bluffed its State Government into abandoning an independent public enquiry into the environmental impacts of its planned pulp mill on the grounds that the cost of waiting for the completion of the process was too great. So were they bluffing? Richard Farmer writes.