Author: Ellen Coulter

Senator Lisa Singh says fourth place on the Labor ticket was “a bridge too far to cross”, and wants Labor to get rid of any intimidatory preselection processes. Read more: 'I was up against it': Departing Senator Lisa Singh advises Labor reviews Source: ABC News

An election promise by Tasmania’s Liberal Government comes unstuck after a scheme to allow free entry to parks for Tasmanians over 60 has to be widened to all Australian seniors, due to the constitution — blowing out the cost to the budget. Read more: Free access to Tasmanian parks for all Australian seniors after constitutional […]

Tasmania’s largest not-for-profit foster care organisation commits to the National Redress Scheme after the threat of a funding cut, but says its needs more government money to look after the 120 children in its care. Read more: Kennerley Children's Homes agrees to sign up for sexual abuse redress scheme Source: ABC News

Steven Burgess has spent the past three decades creating better cities overseas and interstate, consulting on transport and city planning. When he moved back to his hometown of Hobart, the engineer and urban strategist was shocked. Read more: You could sell 1,000 apartments in this city 'in a month', but there aren't any to buy […]

Tasmanian Opposition leader Rebecca White has put the now-independent candidate for Lyons Jessica Whelan on legal notice over her allegations Ms White distributed a “dirt file” on her. Read more: Former Liberal candidate Jessica Whelan on legal notice Source: ABC News

In a small town in Tasmania, the locals all know Leia was raped. That’s despite a law stopping her identifying herself as a victim of a sexual offence. Now she’s fighting back, saying “the choice should be ours … and I’m not ashamed of what happened to me”. Read more: Leia was abducted and gang […]

Former Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has tried her hardest to keep up media appearances since resigning over her dual citizenship, but to make it back to the Senate, she’ll be have to find a way to translate her profile into votes, state political reporter Ellen Coulter writes. Read more: Can Jacqui Lambie rise from the […]

In Tasmania, the northern seats will again be the ones to watch after the Liberals’ “three amigos” were wiped out in the last election, with Bass and Braddon of particular interest, Ellen Coulter writes. Read more: All about that Bass — the Tasmanian seats to watch to see if the winds shift Source: ABC News

Tasmania will receive a $560-million hit to the state budget because of lower-than-forecast GST receipts and stamp duty revenue, with the Treasurer unable to explain how the hole will be filled. Read more: Tasmanian Treasurer foreshadows half-a-billion-dollar budget black hole Source: ABC News

A foster care provider slams a Tasmanian Government decision to cut funding to organisations that have a liability for child sexual abuse but fail to opt in to the National Redress Scheme. Read more: Foster care provider says it can't afford to sign up to redress scheme, faces funding cut Source: ABC News

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