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Best, Wightman lose out in Braddon, Bass

Published: Thu 27 Mar 2014, 12:50pm

UPDATED: Brenton Best has failed in his bid to retain his seat in Braddon following the final distribution of preferences today. [Read more]

Wightman out in Bass as count continues

Published: Thu 27 Mar 2014, 11:50am

Former Labor education spokesman Brian Wightman has officially lost his seat as the Tasmanian Electoral Commission finished distributing preferences this morning in the seat of Bass. [Read more]

Llewellyn claims final Lyons seat, Morris out

Published: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 5:25pm

UPDATED: Labor stalwart David Llewellyn has won the fifth and final seat in Lyons ahead of the Greens Tim Morris following the distribution of preferences late this afternoon. [Read more]

No surprises in preference count ... yet

Published: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 2:10pm

Bass Labor incumbent Brian Wightman's political career is hanging by a knife's edge as the final days of the preference count draws to a close. [Read more]

It's over for Labor's O'Byrne in Franklin

Published: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 10:00am

LABOR'S David O'Byrne has bowed out of the race for the fifth Franklin seat. [Read more]

Make-up of lower house becoming clearer

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 7:00am

TASMANIANS will soon know the exact make-up of the state's 25-member House of Assembly, with the deadline to submit postal votes closing this morning. [Read more]

Final make-up of lower house becoming clearer

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 6:45am

TASMANIANS will soon know the exact make-up of the state's 25-member House of Assembly, with the deadline to submit postal votes closing this morning. [Read more]

Rank and file may get a say on leadership

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 7:50am

LABOR'S rank and file members look set to get a say in who becomes opposition leader. [Read more]

Forestry industry talks today

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 7:50am

PREMIER-elect Will Hodgman will take the Liberals' position on forestry to a meeting with representatives from the industry today. [Read more]

Greens to figure in Labor review

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 7:50am

LABOR'S handling of its messy divorce with the Greens will be a key focus of a review of the election campaign that led to one of the party's worst defeats in Tasmania. [Read more]

Greens' party status under threat

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2014, 7:10am

A DEFIANT Greens leader Nick McKim has denied his party's influence will be curtailed if the Greens are stripped of their party status in State Parliament. [Read more]

Hodgman scraps forestry council

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2014, 7:00am

THE special council set up to implement the Tasmanian Forests Agreement will be scrapped by the new Liberal government as it prepares to flesh out its plan to open up more forests for logging. [Read more]

Close go for fifth Braddon seat

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2014, 6:50am

BOTH major parties remain confident of snaring the tightly- contested fifth seat in Braddon as the first of two full ballot paper rechecks draws to a close. [Read more]

Pleas on forest deal rejected

Published: Tue 18 Mar 2014, 9:40am

THE Liberal Party remains committed to tearing up the Tasmanian Forestry Agreement despite renewed calls from industry, union and environmental groups to keep it intact. [Read more]

PUP preferences may be decisive factor

Published: Tue 18 Mar 2014, 7:05am

ALTHOUGH the Palmer United Party will not pick up a seat in the state election, where the preferences from PUP voters flow will make the party kingmakers in determining [Read more]