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Political Chronicles - Tasmania January to June 2011


Alessandrini, M, Political Chronicles - Tasmania January to June 2011, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57, (4) pp. 651-655. ISSN 0004-9522 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01618.x


2011 has been unusually tumultuous for Tasmania. The delicate minority government survived the change in the Labor leadership but the new premier has faced considerable scrutiny, particularly on economic matters. The forestry industry reform agenda is contributing to a perception of declining economic prospects for which recent rescue packages have apparently been inadequate. The state is also facing skill shortages and while the unemployment level is not increasing, arguably this is more to do with a decline in the size of the labour force than economic health. When coupled with reduced GST payments arising from less consumer spending, state cabinet is facing some unenviable choices.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Alessandrini, M (Dr Megan Alessandrini)
ID Code:79433
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2012-09-12
Last Modified:2012-11-05

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