Author: Ellen Coulter

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

Tasmania’s industrial umpire orders a teacher, who was sacked after kissing a student on the lips while on a field trip, be given his job back — with his behaviour found to be “foolish”, but not “wilful”. Read more: TAFE teacher sacked after kissing student gets job back after commission ruling Source: ABC News

A full-page newspaper ad that warned proposed legislation which would make gender optional on birth certificates in Tasmania would have “serious implications for children’s safety” is criticised as “uneducated” by transgender advocates. Read more: Transgender advocates 'gobsmacked' by ad opposing birth certificate changes Source: ABC News

While last year was a doozy, the year of politics about to kick off in Tasmania has already delivered its share of upsets — and the party is only just officially getting started. Read more: 2019 on track to match last year's political chaos Source: ABC News

Tasmania’s Health Minister refuses to guarantee a Melbourne-based, low-cost abortion provider that reached a government agreement last year will ever perform terminations in Tasmania. Read more: There's no certainty over whether abortion provider will do terminations in Tasmania Source: ABC News

Wood exports from Hobart’s waterfront and more money for rail are being touted to help the state’s troubled forest industry, but there is still no answer about what to do with waste left on the forest floor. Read more: 'No silver bullet' for Tasmania's forest woes, despite more Government funding Source: ABC News

A large-scale light show, similar to Uluru’s Field Of Light and the Spectra beams at Dark Mofo, is suggested as a way to bring tourists back to the bushfire-hit south-east of Tasmania — but first, million of dollars will need to be found. Read more: Bushfire recovery plan looks to Dark Mofo, Uluru shows to […]

The resignations of Rene Hidding and Adam Brooks cap off a year that should have been sweet for a re-elected government — instead, the Liberals lurch from headline to headline, writes Ellen Coulter. Read more: Analysis: Hidding's departure another blow to Hodgman Liberals Source: ABC News

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