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Marti Zucco's legal bid to stop Palmer United Party's registration fails

Published: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 10:03am

A court has cleared the way for Palmer United Party candidates to stand under the PUP banner in next month's Tasmanian election. Former PUP candidate Marti Zucco appealed against the Tasmanian Electoral Commission's registration of [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Children's Commissioner set to get more powers

Published: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 9:18am

There is bipartisan support for moves to increase the powers of Tasmania's Children's Commissioner after the state election. There has been frustration about the role for several years, particularly after the case of 12-year-old girl [Read more]

The Advocate

Difficulties seen in plan for increased population

Published: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 12:00am

DEMOGRAPHER Amina Keygan believes the Liberals' plan for a bigger Tasmanian population is ambitious. [Read more]

The Advocate

Reality check on state poll: opinion

Published: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 12:00am

THE PUP polling claims were laughable at best ... trying to stand strong and defend them as reasonable ... [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Liberal Party’s broken NBN promise divides communities

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The Liberal Party’s broken NBN promise threatens to create a state of haves and have-nots, with some streets literally divided down the middle. The Premier, Lara Giddings, today joined the Federal Shadow Minister for Infrastructure [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Where is Will Hodgman on Renewable Energy?

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The Deputy Premier Bryan Green said the Abbott Government’s lack of support for renewable energy will kill future investment in the industry in Tasmania. “The Coalition’s announcement today that it will review the RET scheme [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

A Stronger Commissioner for Children

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The role of the Commissioner for Children will be strengthened with the addition of ‘own motion’ investigation powers in the next term of a Labor Government. [Read more]

Tasmanian Liberals

Hypocritical Labor backflip on Children Commissioner role

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

After restricting successive Commissioners for Children, it is unbelievable that Labor is now claiming to have a change of heart on more oversight, on the eve of an election. An extended role for the Commissioner [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Job creation remains the focus of election campaigning

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 3:15pm

Job creation and development have remained at the forefront of election campaigning in Tasmania. The Liberals have promised to extend the payroll tax rebate, grow the hospitality sector and upgrade roads to promote development. [Read more]

The Mercury

Greens call to lower vote age

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:25am

TASMANIAN Greens leader Nick McKim says his party could be the official opposition after the March 15 poll. [Read more]


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