Category Articles - Editor's Choice

Welcome 'home', Richard ...

NZ's 1080 blackmail letters' threat to poison dairy products: The Fallout for Tasmania

The Surplus Fetish ...

The Wisdom of The Elder

Team Clean's record haul of rubbish

A Curious Episode in Sarawak

NATION: The Energiser-Bunny ...

Rodney Croome's Lent Lecture to St Matthews ...

Seven per cent can’t afford the doctor

An extraordinary invasion of privacy of an ordinary private citizen. Examiner tale vanishes

Andrew Nikolic: An attack on the long-standing principle of academic freedom ...

Mr Nikolic MP, Dr Powell and freedom of expression ...

A very dark territory where our conduct as a nation betrays our vision of ourselves

Play ...

NATION, STATE: National conversation called by those who are deaf to all form of entreaty

NATION: Resist the Fear and Loathing. First Dog ...

Triggs was attacked for defending the powerless – and one day another PM will apologise for it

Medicare: the co-payment lives!

Dying Like An Animal: The Price Of Empathy And How Governments Use Yours Against You

Julian Burnside: Independent media for reality's sake

Things that can't last ... FT fails the test, says Examiner

STATE: Lapoinya; Institutionalised duck-shoving. EMRS ...

NATION: Abbott’s Dark and Chilling Vision for Australia

'He seems to belong on Route 66 instead of the Devil’s Highway ...'

Abbott ignored Joyce, Hunt and departmental advice over failed Tasmanian forest policy: FOI document

NATION: A dark new chapter ...

NATION: National security ...

Fracking Our Way into Hell on Earth

Dr Powell, The Examiner letter and Mr Nikolic MP

There just isn't the trust that local needs will be properly met ...

Lapoinya: Has FT found the way?

Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (50)

Harriss Protest Bill: It works

LNP spills Abbott's guts

Abbott dealt out of the game

Tony Abbott is 'a very good captain ...'

Rupert’s Queensland Election Hissy Fit

Hobart Baroque? No. Brisbane Baroque

NATION: Manus; We must act ...

Call for State and Uni to dump Taib Mahmud ... and Ta Ann

Tasmanian achievement a matter of national pride

Fact-Checking Julia Jabour and Indi Hodgson-Johnston

STATE: Fixing hospitals? Here’s how. Nyrstar's hand out ...

Bob Brown: Wilderness degradation should lead to unique label being dropped

The Truth About Ta Ann. 'The biggest environmental crime of our times'

Maxine's story from the Trenches v Julia's story from the Benches

Stand up ... before our capacity to do so is stolen from us ...

Open Season on the Tarkine Coast

But wait ... there's more: TT's Tasmanians of the Year

How to squash an economy

The Tragedy of the Commons

Tarkine: International call to protect nation's heritage

The Flan Man and Bob Graham give it all away ...

FT and FSC: Accreditation is simply Not Possible. Your $30 million to subsidise FT ...

The last of Leo ...

The Moral Irrelevance of Christian Doctrine ...

'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

China and US strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate pact

Who’s knocking on Tasmania’s aldermanic doors?

STATE: How are things going, Will?

FT: Nothing has changed ...

Writers and artists ... saving wildlife and habitats ...

Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (36)

Garbage Guts!

'Frightening the community into silence ... ' Bill passes. FT's $43m loss ...

What Makes Them Tick: Inside The Mind Of The Abbott Government

Ice: The destruction of my tenant's life ...

The story of the Phoenix Timber

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

Tassie's forestry wars echo UK's motorway wars ...

Keeping alive the British colonial tradition of tugging our forelocks ...

NATION: Tony and coal, 'A contradiction to all available evidence ...'

STATE: Fracking poses risks to agriculture, tourism, Tasmania's reputation ...

The Flan-Man Triumphs

Robert Armstrong’s adieu

How Great Cities Deal With Woodchips

HAWTHORN: It’s a con. A fraud

STATE: Insanity ... !

Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

An artist's sermon on that word ...

Bitter Harvest ... ignorance in Tasmania

This is an important moment in the life of Spring Bay Mill

Shock of the New: Replacing history with a Concrete Block. Green Wall call

Corporatised Sport: As scandalous as drug-taking ...

Howard embarrassed? He should be ashamed!

Pay freeze will increase hospital costs

Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (30)

Abetz still in the woods, fighting a lost war

'Real-Time' acid on local, state, federal pollies

The Influence of China on Global and Australian Housing Markets

Real Time political funding disclosure & Internet Democracy

Has Politics Failed Us?: No, but there's a lack of authenticity, passion and leadership

Greg L'Estrange and the Triabunna sale process ...

The Budget Reality ...

Dr Kevin Bonham: Hobart City Council Voting Patterns 2011-2014

A bad budget for patients

Liberals' missed opportunity

Tasmania's economy - out for lunch. Back Soon

"Nathan Carswell" called

Hobart Baroque: Be realistic, demand the impossible!

The Governor’s Legacy

An Open Letter to Joe Hockey

State Governments can’t control the economy. There, I’ve said it ...

John Gay's $3.1m illegal trading windfall pursued by Commonwealth

Why a drover’s dog* will win the next federal election

Triabunna and Government: Victim of cognitive capture by self interested promoters and groups

I sat ... where my ancestor sat, transported for machine-breaking ...

Global rock climbers alarmed at cable car proposal

Hobart Baroque and the Tasmanian economy

Forestry Tas: Devoid of commercial purpose

Well sinners ... welcome to the launch ...

Who is Nathan Carswell?

The brief life and swift death of Hobart Baroque

Abbott fiddles as the nation burns

Ripping off hospitals

In politics, keeping one’s word is sacrosanct

Aiding and Abetzing

'Something You Need To Know...'

The pervasive power of Rupert Murdoch. The Bullying and Hypocrisy of Andy Coulson

Tassie: Public Servants make up carbon tax shortfall

Will voters find out who is funding Tasmanian local government election campaigns?

Public opinion and democracy

Five years on since the US recession ‘officially’ ended in June 2009….

Tasmania's Senators on the repeal of the carbon tax: what they said and how they voted

Don't conduct any due diligence ... Just throw money ...

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete

Liberal Cadart stands firm on his grand vision

Restoring Lake Pedder - a project for Tasmania's future

Hello Jan Davis ... Do you a deal!

The Broken System

Poverty of the progressives

Country towns: death or deliverance. A visit to Scottsdale ...

Who is picking up the tab for the Myer redevelopment?

Another reason to block the Appropriation Bills ...

The Values Ratchet

Is the Abbott Government fascist?

Misleading Maps?

Divide & Conquer In Tasmania

Broken promises and shameless lies ...

Casting the first stone of breaking convention might come to haunt Abbott

An ideological crusade against the poorest and most disadvantaged ...

No soft landing with Captain Abbott

Us v Them, Australia vs Asylum Seekers, Slaves vs Everyone Else: Is there a difference?

Greg Hall and the unspoken Sins of Omission

The four-letter word which could save the world

Celebrities Join World Heritage Campaign

Double-Dissolution ... now. The bond of trust is broken

Struggling Ta Ann Tasmania splashed out on $136,000 of wine from Evan Rolley. The Sarawak Report ...

Leading the Australian economy to the Abbott-oir

All-powerful Paul Harriss. Mendicant ($45 million) Ta Ann ...

Mother Mountain: The Symphony of Birdsong (9)

Evil Was Only a Visitor

This is how empires collapse

Selling state assets is ideology rather than logic

The Lives of Brian

Whither the Liberal Conscience?

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Apartheid-style boycott to save the planet, says Tutu as Bolivia enshrines natural world rights

Forests: Reality bites for Paul and Will ...

Fat Cat cull is not enough

What Jim Bacon told me ...

Jim Bacon: The Emperor has no clothes

Listen to the message of Orlando, Will ...

Premier Hodgman Starts A War He Will Not Win

GUNNS – The life and death of a rogue corporation

Another Sad Birthday Lucille

Chronicle 67: Ohhhhhhh Monty's ...

How to kick-start the economy: swap the paid parental leave scheme for small business tax concession

This mantra is seriously delusional ...

Pulping State Politics ... or Ducks on a String

Most Tasmanian political donors remain in the shadows.

The Failure of Far Right-Wing Ideology

The Rule Of Law – Tasmanian Style

A Wave of Unreason

Big Coal’s annus horribilis

Doubts removal legislation is really democracy removal legislation

How Korda Mentha instructed Premier Giddings to act. The Legislation ...

Taken for a Ride

Giddings' Green Clean Dumps Antony

Tell me a story… about free trade

How Lara Giddings comprehensively failed ... and why her demise is certain

7 Days, 8 Friends, 140km. 1 Rainforest

Integrity comes from within - but it also needs to be seen from outside

Tasmania's ban on genetically modified crops made indefinite in bid to protect clean, green brand

Missing millions and the law of triviality

A happy new year is unlikely ...


The Remedy: The investigative system is better in every respect ...

Nitens plantations worth more than just pulp

Scruffy's bid for the Legislative Council. Scruffy to be interviewed by Crikey ...

My, how you’ve grown (6) ... a (final) update on the Peregrines

We’re in the [adversary system] tart shop now, boys

Memo to Tasmania: ’twas an industry done-deal

The House Wins: Gaming Reforms Ditched

MMG Rosebery mine top toxic polluter in Tasmania

Australia Needs a National Response to Miscarriages of Justice

Continued ...

My, how you've grown (5) ... another update on the Peregrines

Abbott: Think Of Me When You Smell Incompetence

A Very Deliberate Destruction

Some Things I Need to Know Before the Election (in no special order)

My, how you’ve grown (4) ... another update on the Peregrines

The irony that proves the point

Turning politicians into corporate servants ...

Federal Hotels: End of a chapter

The case of the declining eastern quoll: correlation equals causation – or does it?

My, how you've grown (3) ... another update on the Peregrines

The Lost is not lost ... it is alive and kicking

Lest We Forget: the need to morally justify Afghanistan

In calling for revolution, this half-Messiah has hit a nerve

The Nation: The idea of a mandate

My, how you've grown (2) ... another update on the Peregrines

Centenary of Powered Flight in Tasmania

Falling Into the Sound of Water

Foxes: Ivan Dean and the Kitchell report

My, how you've grown ... an update on the Peregrines

An extraordinary Picture Essay: The nesting Peregrine Falcons ...

Losers! Ditch the old ways of thinking ...

Education: Change is easy – it’s improvement that’s difficult

The Dread Pirates Greenpeace, Hobart rally speech ...

100 years of Moving Pictures ...

The Billion Dollar Opportunity

MIS scams uncovered

Poetry, without a shred of pity

Death in Amsterdam

Keith Dunstan and his place in the Australian sun

IPCC report: Australia can expect 6C rise on hottest days

Toxic Tas Water

Look Who’s Laughing. Flannery, Booth

Tasmania is a far lesser place today ...

Ex-staffer lashes Huon council

Tony Abbott’s Great Big Carbon Tax Lies – Part 2

The Debt Fallacy

Pull the other one ...

Frank Nicklason on John Gay: I have a bad case of indigestion

What the government’s feed-in tariff announcement means for you

Loosing the Dogs of Xenophobia

Nick Evers: Gentle, into that good night

Launceston ... Sewerage systems can’t cope with more extreme weather

Into the future ... Estonia tells Tasmania: Shed Legacy Thinking

Open letter in support of free speech and reform in Tasmania

At Last: Breaking through the Tasmanian Paradigm

Meanwhile ... just how long will it take to crack the Tassie Paradigm ... ?

Ta Ann: the supreme beggar

So you can basically lie ...

One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world ...

The Final Acceleration – Just Waiting for the Great Disruption?

The rise and fall of Julia Gillard - what it means to women

Pragmatic answers to the asylum seeker question. Rudd and Indonesia

Rudd, PM!

The coming crisis for the oceans. Obama Acts

Rise of the Ruddster ... 7PM ... ? 6.38PM: Shorten backs Rudd ...

Watching the watchmen: Charles Lewis on non-profit journalism

Doing the Climate Maths with Bill McKibben

Why I’m Not Drinking The Water

Special Timbers: The Broken Business Model

Understanding Budgets: A Better Way

Like shooting goldfish in a barrel

Countless millions of sawlog tonnes smashed, chipped, wasted ...

The Question of Bass Strait

The Magic Wand of the Confidence Fairy

Climate Change Alarmism as a Moral Responsibility

The Next War Won’t Have Guns


The Four Reports of the Climate Apocalypse?

Fear and Freedom

It’s what’s left unsaid

I don't agree

It's no secret. Tasmania's economy is buggered

Is the press too big to fail? It's dumb journalism, stupid

God help us in a world infused with anger

Can’t you just see Bob walking towards you, in your mind’s eye?

Balance is appeasement. Fairness is truth ...

The health money-go-round

Tasmania, Tourism and the Elephant in the Room

The Tasmanian Forest Gravy Train

Abortion: Here is my story ...

Hobart Baroque: The long-cherished dream becomes reality ...

The Bradbury Effect (or why the Liberals can’t win in 2014)

Tigers in The Weld: The Sequel

PAL: Redressing the injustice

What is justice?

Tailings spill: The concerning inconsistencies. Ringarooma warning ...

Bass Strait: The critical Wilkie-Katter motion

Evan Whitton: Investigative v Adversarial Law

Poisoned Water

We'll never get over it …

Underbelly: The suggested grounds for a Royal Commission

The Underbelly of Forestry Tasmania

Giddings knew Gunns was insolvent

How to be happy ... with less

The Underbelly of Forestry Tasmania. Julia pledge on pulp mill


Underbelly: Paul Harriss; A Step Too Far?

Lost ... without the pulp mill ...

What is a Small Mine?

Federal Hotels: the turning point?

Pulp Friction - Fact not Fiction

No basket-case: Tasmania on the bumpy road to economic sustainability

Top five regrets of the dying

The hope Jon West rejects

Democratic hemlock: saving earth from our animal selves

WHA: The Facts

The Tree-sitters: Designing a habitat on high

Tasmanian Devil: THE full NEW YORKER

Harsh lessons of a bushfire horror

Climate Change: It’s time to speak up …

Tasmanian Devil

A doco which could make you sick!

The Need To Increase Tasmanian Parliamentary Numbers

Extreme temperatures by the end of the century. The hoax we had to have

RBF: A hard road ahead

I resolve to try and do that

US spies on Assange in UK Ecuador Embassy

Some leaders! Some vision!

There Must be a Better Way

The party interest

Lara’s Gambit

Rafferty Rules: The Incredible FT Saga. Crikey: The forestry con job ... and response

Remembrance, Memory and Silence: Forgetting a Larrikin Tasmanian Digger

Forestry Tasmania: Wilful deception and crass incompetence

Forestry Tasmania: To be cosmetic or profound – that is the question

The Meaning of Vandielaff

One night in Rosevears ...

Rosevears Pub, Thursday, Nov 1: Tasmanian Times' Tasmanian of the Year ...

The Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom

The duty of politicians to principles, not mob rule

That man stole something from me ...

Gunns: The morning after

The legal ambush that sank marriage equality

Bring them home! John Laws agrees!

Gunns drawn amid immense hostility

Re-Envisioning the Hobart Rivulet

Let us hope the days of the cargo cult are over

That’s the way the money goes! The federal health bailout and its priorities

A Problem of Cunning Tasmanian Foxes or Much Less Cunning Innovation?


Fish and Chips on Fridays

It's not mob rule ... it's protecting Tasmania's interests

Trashed already ...

Understanding the science behind the super-trawler’s quota

Scientists confirm that Margiris quota is unsound

If a child of an addict could ask the Federal Group why ... ?

Was Australia intended as a hemp colony?

The man on the mountain

Copping: Consultation Not Spin

Tasmanian Cronyism: the more things change, the more they remain the same

Scale back: the corporate lessons of Tasmania’s forestry debacle. Forest carbon ...

‘Cargo cult’ mentality is not an economic development policy

Don't write off Labor ... yet. Greens slump in latest poll

State of the State: Slow progress but I’m fearful ...

Gunns Ltd ... the worst disaster!

Loving Our Democracy

Why tobacco prohibition won’t work

Electricity ... a perspective

Back to the future for the forestry industry

Max Bound 1924—2012

Shame on us all

Gap narrows but Liberals still cruising

Dealing with FT: John Powell's tortuous saga (includes all articles)

The Second Coming is more likely ...

Denial piled upon delusion ... enough material for a whole round of psychiatric conferences

Last (w)rites

Here comes the sun: chilling verdict on a climate going to extremes

The Cassandra syndrome: two economists and the coming financial crisis

The Case for Restoration Forestry. Check on Gunns' pulse ... IGA: Another extension

Tassie Gems

Another federal health plan falls apart

Ta Ann-backer Abetz visits Sarawak. Sarawak People tell Ta Ann to go

Cut down The Triffid. Pokie barons plunder carbon compo money

FT persists with its trashing of history ...

Joining the dots

Clean water needs revised forestry operations

Push v Pull: The Morality of Offshore Processing

Hospital budgets to be cut by new pricing scheme

This is the way the world ends ...

Truly stupefying ...

What Mt Wellington really needs

A Loss for Words

How to save our hospitals


Does the 2010 election herald a return to Van Diemen’s Land?

Are we not capable of solving our own problems?

But wait! There’s worse!

Is Labor the least worst?

Ashamed of our animal instincts

Ghost Story #1

MONA – the Sex, Death and Taxes Gallery

I’ll Always Be Labor (but I don’t have to vote for them!)

Beware of conservatives

Where to Tasmania?

Wilful blindness and the new forest industry. Booth: Broke FT puts its hand out, again ...

The Naked Emperors

Feathering nests or furthering Tassie ... ? GetUp's banned ad

Without fear or favour

Legco: Labor crushed

Andrew Nikolic and The New Examiner. 48,000 visit New Examiner ...

Is Tasmania a failed state ... ?

Toe the line, or you don't work in Tasmania

Geoff: It's far worse ... Forestry Tasmania’s shrinking estate

Forestry Tasmania – A Compelling Case for Reform

Janet Laurence: After Eden

DISMISSED! Paul Harris 'called out'. The Stench. DISMISSED: Court rejects Gunns

LegCo: two colourful campaigns

The State: The glorious folly of one ...

Get out of Afghanistan year

Labor Death Wish – cutting umbilical cords

Rethink FT: The devastating truth about a Rogue Agency

The Problem: No Trust

The report Lab-Lib would rather you did not see. Libs' attack: Recant, says McKim. Wilkinson probe

Forestry's 'Sustainable Practice': The Neverending Story

Dream on ...

State of the State: What your mother didn't tell you, graph by graph

'The garbage media component to what happens around here in Tasmania'

The Rogue Agency

Paul Harriss’s Altruistic Trips to Sarawak. Ta very much. Rolley takes Ta Ann reins. MRs

Dark facts uncovered by White Knight. Will prefers Lton Cup to White Knight. Repeal PMAA Petition

Paul Harriss MLC should resign. Questions which must be answered

Gunns White Knight gallops off

The anti- depressant/placebo smackdown

Nobody’s buying ...

Native Forest Logging is economic madness

Cliched, populist drivel

I won't be silenced on forestry by dinosaurs stuck fast in a swamp

A dog: The financial truth about Ta Ann Tasmania. MLCs 'premature'. World protests


The Tragedy of Tasmania's Forests: One act on from Flanagan

Travels around Tasmania with some latte sippers

Bobby-z ... and the Miners of Potosi

MIS growers felled again

Ancanthe ... all that will be lost

Writers, artists, journalists ... how to foment a (peaceful) revolution

The Bravest Man I Ever Knew

Don't bother coming back after Christmas. The meaning of Clause 27. Gunns Ltd plumbs new depths

The stupidity that has no end ... but is it Gunns end?

Conflict of interest: The cancer within our public life

Lara’s Metaphor

It will be a tough 2012

Lest We Forget: the need to morally justify Afghanistan

Professor Stewart didn’t get much right

Black Ice Economics

Gonzo Greg’s Report Card

(Hobart) Council: who will be the new Lord Mayor?

Your City Council: sorted from green to blue (2009-11)

Gunns: No way to establish emails' veracity. Les Baker: I wrote some; they are ancient history ...

These emails are genuine

Gunns: Do they deserve public funds?

In Australia the people are sovereign

The Road to Nowhere

Lara: Like a spoiled rich teenager with a spending problem ...

The Inconvenient Truth: Forestry is in crisis

Well Done Tasmanian Communities

Lara, Will ... and the Corner Store

Not the GFC: 12 years of Labor neglect, Stupid

TT Line - Tasmania's Own Titanic

Forestry Tasmania’s secret

Download: Strategic Review of Forestry Tasmania - Request for Tender. What is HCV forest?

Aussie, Christian or universal values?

Not the cake, Lara, the Bread ...

Putting the 'Un" in Australian

No Giddings Bounce – Is Labor Doomed?

Morality, politics and asylum-seekers

Greg's Chutzpah ... and Postscript. FT profit ... and Bob Gordon's performance ...

Dear Mr L’Estrange ...

Tourism in Tasmania is a failure

Naked and Exposed

Bartlett's mess

Sustainability of eucalypt plantations in Australia is failing

Flood, fire, mega weather events, climate change and risk…???

The state of democracy

Forestry Tasmania's cover-up

Urgent need to address key shortcomings in the Forests Agreement

One minute to midnight: The Brighton By-pass ...

An Impure Tasmania

Will Aird’s Legacy be Giddings’ Great Challenge

Integrity Commission could probe The Auspine – Scottsdale Saga. And, Kim Booth's new call

Gunns: The Next Chapter?

Gunns: Is the worst over?

Afghanistan: review of the war and use of the war power

Afghanistan and the alliance argument

The death of Forestry Tasmania?

Afghanistan: new US policy favours reconciliation

Afghanistan: the supposed threat to national security

From Forest Destruction and Public Subsidies to Profitable and Sustainable Forestry Practices

Election 2010: The campaign about nothing

Dr Amos, It's just plain nonsense

Beware of Politicians Bearing Gifts

The fox that wasn’t there?

Cutting through the forest feud

The Rot Remains at the Core of Forestry and Government

The forestry assault

Labor will win Denison

The Truth About Plantations

Swing voters mistrust Labor-Green coalition

Where has your money gone ...

Round and round the same old table?

Forestry Tasmania is the stumbling block

Accounting for Dummies—Lessons from the Forest Industry

Forestry Tasmania goes bush ... and hides the cost

Gunns Through the Looking Glass

The Randwick Inclusive Power Sharing Arrangement – a Model for Tasmania?

Pokies: Bullying has done its job

Chronicle (39): End of an era/ Start of an era

A clear statement on intervention

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