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Tasmanian Election: Giddings And Hodgman Meet In Televised Forum

Tasmania’s Labor Premier, Lara Giddings, and the Liberal Opposition Leader, Will Hodgman, have met in a televised forum, just nine days before the state election.

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The forum was telecast on Sky News and moderated by Kieran Gilbert.

The two leaders took questions from an audience of purported swinging voters chosen by a polling company. [Read more…]


SA Election: Weatherill And Marshall Meet In Televised Forum

With the South Australian state election just eleven days away, the party leaders have met in a televised forum.

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The one-hour encounter between Labor Premier Jay Weatherill and Liberal Opposition Leader Steven Marshall was shown on Sky News and moderated by Kieran Gilbert. The leaders took questions from an audience of purportedly undecided voters chosen by a polling company.

The Labor government now led by Weatherill was first elected in February 2002 under the leadership of Mike Rann who won two more elections and served as Premier until October 2011. Marshall is a first term parliamentarian who became Liberal leader in February last year. [Read more…]


Craig Thomson And The Golden Thread

In this anodyne age when we’re all so quick to take offence, the hasty presumption of guilt still holds sway.

This is Kieran Gilbert’s interview with Craig Thomson’s lawyer Chris McArdle, on Sky News. McArdle offers an unfashionable defence of some important legal principles.

The interview followed a police raid on the Labor MP’s home this morning.