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Tasmania January to June 2017


Bolwell, D and Eccleston, R, Tasmania January to June 2017, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63, (4) pp. 661-667. ISSN 0004-9522 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ajph.12418


With less than a year before the next state election due in March 2018, the Liberal government’s confidence in maintaining its large majority diminished. Although not without missteps, the government continued to appear competent and the economy continued to improve. Yet the Labor party’s renaissance was evident. Labor made a further gain in the Legislative Council, while importantly changing parliamentary leadership to a young rising star who was much more of a challenge to premier Hodgman than her predecessor. Social media campaigns using the Facebook platform became increasingly significant for several issues during the six-month period. Social media campaigns focusing on several key issues became an increasingly significant feature of Tasmanian politics over the period.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:elections, politics, Tasmania
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:126177
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-05-28
Last Modified:2018-12-13

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