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Looking for that spark of island independence

The Basslink failure demands big thinking and home-grown resilience. A century ago Tasmania, with a population less than half of today’s, dug deep into its public purse to invest in generating and distributing electricity. Local councils and private companies supplied … Continue reading

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When leaders are silent

As the Abbott government plays havoc with Tasmania’s bottom line, the state’s leadership remains mute [4 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] Two events last week, one in Hobart, the other in Canberra, were depressing reminders of the yawning vacuum that … Continue reading

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What happens when the buzz goes away?

Will Hodgman has achieved his life’s ambition, but we know little about what he has in store for us. [18 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] At last, Australia’s most experienced opposition leader has won the prize for which he’s been … Continue reading

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