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Tasmanian election live

A thread for discussion of the Tasmanian election count as the results roll in.

Polls have closed in Tasmania, and votes should start coming in any tick of the clock. I’ll be preoccupied this evening covering the South Australian election count for ABC Television. ABC News 24 will be alternating through the night between the South Australian coverage and the Tasmanian, the latter of which is being handled by Antony Green on account of its high-maintenance electoral system.

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  • 1
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Kevin Bonham is live-blogging the Tas election (link at right).

  • 2
    Oakeshott Country
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    On early results something like:
    Lib 14
    ALP 7
    Green 4

    Landslide in Tasmanian terms

  • 3
    MagicPudding
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    ALP will not get 7; they will be lucky to get 6. At this stage they have 1 in each electorate and possibly 2 in Denison, but the Greens at this early stage are leading them for a second seat there.

  • 4
    rossmcg
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I can hear the chainsaws starting…

  • 5
    davidwh
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Feeling a little better. She is currently sleeping which is unusual for her. Love you all.

  • 6
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    These are misleading figures: in Bass, Braddon and Lyons they are mostly from small rural booths. In Denison Kevin B says Labor will improve when the big northern suburbs booths come in.

  • 7
    davidwh
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Ignore my post not meant for here. Sorry.

  • 8
    ruawake
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    If Kevin B says something about Hare Clark – he is correct,

  • 9
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Nevertheless it’s looking bad for Labor.

  • 10
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Nevertheless it’s looking bad for Labor

  • 11
    Compact Crank
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    We love you too, davidwh.

    All the best.

  • 12
    Paul Austin
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    I see Cassy O’Connor is threatening to fly down mainlanders to impose eco-extremist blockades to impose their desired outcome by force now that they’ve lost at the ballot box. Of course the CPSU and NSDAP knew how to deal with such people. I love dark fantasies.

  • 13
    Oakeshott Country
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Bass 3/1/1
    Braddon 3/1/1 or ??? 4/1
    Denison 2/2/1
    Franklin 3/1/1
    Lyons 3/1/1

    Total 14/6/5 or 15/6/4

  • 14
    Oakeshott Country
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    The Greens are only a “semi-constitutional party”

  • 15
    Oakeshott Country
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    when are the good results coming in Denison because they have just taken a big step back with 7% counted

  • 16
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I can cope with where the outcome is heading, but am suffering from a serious overdose of Eric tonight!

  • 17
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Eric is being very ungracious in victory.

  • 18
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m posting all alone on here tonight. The behaviour of the Tassie Libs is most ungracious and unimpressive. They seem to be looking forward with great enthusiasm to war in the forest. All a bit childish. Rather depressing.

  • 19
    Raaraa
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that was gracious of Giddings to say sorry to Hodgeman that his parents are unfortunately not around to celebrate his victory with him.

  • 20
    Raaraa
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    @18 meher baba,
    I’m not a big fan of electoral systems where preferences get exhausted. This one in particular has the same air as that of Queensland in 2012.

  • 21
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    That’s Lara: she’s a really nice person.

  • 22
    Everything
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    She might be a nice person but she is giving the wrong speech on a night her party got slaughtered.

    Its all we were wonderful we were wonderful we have reformed we have blah blah blah

    You got slaughtered, tell the voters you will listen, don’t tell them how good you are.

  • 23
    Everything
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Is this speech still going?

    YIKES!

  • 24
    Everything
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Is she related to Rob Oakeshott?

  • 25
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Everything: the speech was a bit long, but it struck the right tone: it saluted the cause she believes in and the people who believed in her.

    It was the antithesis of Rudd’s concession speech last year, which was all about him.

  • 26
    meher baba
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    More extraordinarily ungracious stuff from Abetz. It’s verging on offensive. Scott Bevan has clearly had enough.

  • 27
    Raaraa
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t they have gotten another Lib on the panel? It’s as if this guy is still campaigning for the Tasmanian Liberals.

  • 28
    Roxanna
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

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    Everything
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm | PERMALINK
    Is this speech still going?

    YIKES!

    She’s an outgoing premier. Unless you’re Tasmanian I suggest you butt out. I hope you’re enjoying Eric Abetz while you can. He hasn’t been called the most Hayes man in Tasmani for nothing.

  • 29
    Roxanna
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Well, hated and Tasmania. Sorry about that.

  • 30
    mexicanbeemer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    O boy McKin’s speech started off okay but soon turned into the most long winded election night speech i can recall in way too many years of following election nights.

  • 31
    MagicPudding
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    McKim doesn’t get guaranteed media cover for his speeches, so you can understand him making the most of it.

    I thought Hodgman’s speech the least interesting of the three. He’s a decent enough fellow, but no orator.

  • 32
    Albert Ross
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    >>Is this speech still going?

    It’s genetic. The all new mouf from the souf.

  • 33
    Kevin Bonham
    Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/tasmanian-state-election-late-night-wrap.html

    Denison 2-2-1. Called.
    Franklin 3-1-1. Almost certain but if Labor can lift dramatically in late counting 2-2-1 is still possible.
    Bass 3-1-1. Almost certain with a sliver of a chance of 3-2-0 off the back of anti-Green preferences and Ginninderra effect.
    Lyons 3-1-1 or 3-2-0. Tossup until I look at it much more closely.
    Braddon slightly leaning 4-1-0 (yikes), otherwise 3-2-0. PUP and the Greens look busted.

    Probably 14-6-3 with 1 unclear ALP/Lib, 1 unclear ALP/Grn.

    Worst Labor vote since Hare-Clark began in 1909. But still better than polls (or I) expected!

  • 34
    rummel
    Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    So how did the greens go towards becoming the opposition ? Lol the greens are up there with Baghdad Bob. Lol

  • 35
    Coast
    Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    #34…Don’t be silly and malicious. The pre-election opinion polls were suggesting that scenario was possible, and the Greens reacted to those independent polls by campaigning for official Opposition status, and why shouldn’t they have?

    Whether it was a bad move or not is irrelevant.

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