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Tasmania July to December 2016


Bolwell, D and Eccleston, R, Tasmania July to December 2016, Australian Journal of Politics & History, 63, (2) pp. 320-327. ISSN 1467-8497 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ajph.12360


The results of the 2 July federal double dissolution election for Tasmania were a disaster for the Liberals, who were wiped out in the House of Representatives, and lost the state’s only government minister in the Senate. Apparent disunity amongst candidates, including the Senate ticket, contributed to the losses, as well as a perceived failure of the federal government to heed regional Tasmanian concerns. The Liberal state government, though, continued to be well-regarded, drawing on a marked popularity contrast between its leader and Premier Will Hodgman and the opposition leader, Bryan Green.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmanian Politics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Political systems
UTAS Author:Bolwell, D (Mr Dain Bolwell)
UTAS Author:Eccleston, R (Professor Richard Eccleston)
ID Code:121887
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2017-10-19
Last Modified:2017-10-19

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