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David Bartlett Announces Resignation as Tasmanian Premier

4.30pm AEDT – Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett will resign tomorrow. It is expected that his deputy and Treasurer Lara Giddings will succeed him. [Read more…]


Hung Parliament In Tasmanian Poll: Bartlett And Hodgman Election Night Speeches

The 2010 Tasmanian State Election produced a hung parliament and led to the formation of a Labor government in alliance with the Greens.

The Labor government had been in office for 12 years. It secured 36.88% of the primary vote (a loss of 12.39%) and 10 seats (a loss of 4) in the 25-member House of Assembly.

The Liberal Party vote increased by 7.17% to 38.99%. The party won 10 seats, a gain of 3.

The Greens polled 21.61% (up 4.97%) and won 5 seats (up 1). [Read more…]