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Tasmanian Politics

Mar 15, 2014

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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Coast
Guest

#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.

rummel
Guest

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

Kevin Bonham
Guest

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!

Albert Ross
Guest

>>Is this speech still going?

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

MagicPudding
Guest

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.

mexicanbeemer
Guest

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.

Roxanna
Guest

Well, hated and Tasmania. Sorry about that.

Roxanna
Guest

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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.

Raaraa
Guest

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

meher baba
Guest

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

meher baba
Guest

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.

Utopia
Guest

Is she related to Rob Oakeshott?

Utopia
Guest

Is this speech still going?

YIKES!

Utopia
Guest

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.

meher baba
Guest

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

Raaraa
Guest

@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.

Raaraa
Guest

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

meher baba
Guest

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.

meher baba
Guest

Eric is being very ungracious in victory.

meher baba
Guest

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

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