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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?

Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne’s replacement

Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne’s replacement

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?

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

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

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

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Why the silence over spy whistleblower? ... privatising public uni services in Qld ... meet the dog running at the Tas election ...

Philip Nitschke: where to next for euthanasia advocates

Philip Nitschke: where to next for euthanasia advocates

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.

Tassie budget: Lara’s theme is austerity and the writing’s on the wall

Tassie budget: Lara’s theme is austerity and the writing’s on the wall

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.

Testing the nerve of Gunns

Testing the nerve of Gunns

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.

Gunns may face November start date after all

Gunns may face November start date after all

The delays that Gunns so vigorously objected to back in March may have been unavoidable after all, writes Thomas Hunter.