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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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35 thoughts on “Tasmanian election live

  1. Psephos

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

  2. Oakeshott Country

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

    Landslide in Tasmanian terms

  3. MagicPudding

    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

    I can hear the chainsaws starting…

  5. davidwh

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

  6. Psephos

    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

    Ignore my post not meant for here. Sorry.

  8. ruawake

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

  9. Psephos

    Nevertheless it’s looking bad for Labor.

  10. Psephos

    Nevertheless it’s looking bad for Labor

  11. Compact Crank

    We love you too, davidwh.

    All the best.

  12. Paul Austin

    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

    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

    The Greens are only a “semi-constitutional party”

  15. Oakeshott Country

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

  16. meher baba

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

  17. meher baba

    Eric is being very ungracious in victory.

  18. meher baba

    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

    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

    @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

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

  22. Everything

    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

    Is this speech still going?


  24. Everything

    Is she related to Rob Oakeshott?

  25. meher baba

    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

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

  27. Raaraa

    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 9:20 pm | PERMALINK
    Is this speech still going?


    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

    Well, hated and Tasmania. Sorry about that.

  30. mexicanbeemer

    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

    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

    >>Is this speech still going?

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

  33. Kevin Bonham


    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

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

  35. Coast

    #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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