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Tasmania January to June 2020


Lester, Michael and Bolwell, DW, Tasmania January to June 2020, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 66, (4) pp. 699-706. ISSN 0004-9522 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ajph.12715



Having ended 2019 looking more stable than at any time since the 2018 Tasmanian election, the Liberal government was again shaken by the sudden resignation of Premier Will Hodgman in January. Treasurer Peter Gutwein won a two-way contest with State Growth Minister Michael Ferguson for the premiership and had little time to settle into the job. As with all other jurisdictions, Tasmanian politics were upended by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic during the half-year to the end of June. However, fresh leadership of the governing Liberal Party in January combined with the emerging health crisis in March helped tighten the government’s authority and popularity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, Tasmanian politics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Australian government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lester, Michael (Mr Michael Lester)
UTAS Author:Bolwell, DW (Mr Dain Bolwell)
ID Code:143030
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Politics and International Relations
Deposited On:2021-02-23
Last Modified:2021-03-08

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