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Issue No.27 December 2004


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Gunns writ large
Tasmania seems to have a unique moral, ethical and intellectual environment ... JOHN HAYWARD, plus, LINKS

Upping the Ante
"... he's in the shower with a razor and he won't come out, there's blood ..." A WITNESS

The killing of democracy
The effect of this writ, if successful, is to silence dissent in our country ... RICHARD FLANAGAN
How to help

McGunns
The McGunns lawsuit forum ... LINK

20 Gunns salute
How independent media covered the protest ... and SLAPS explained LINKS

Gunns sues
Tasmanians ought be frightened because Gunns' greed seems to know no limits: they want not only our forests, but now our very silence. It is time decent Tasmanians stood up against this culture of fear and intimidation ... Richard Flanagan
a grievous wound on democracy ... an extraordinary step ... it is a very dangerous precedent ... Duncan Kerr
This is the huge power and might of Gunns using their woodchip profits to silence critics. It's the biggest broad-scale attack on the environmental movement in Australian history ... Bob Brown
THE MERCURY
and,
RALLY TODAY AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE
and,
A little history ...

What has happened to the Divine Dining Experience in Hobart?
Forget Hobart ... think, Launceston ... GEORGIE WESTON, Bitch Gripe

Tasmania
Premier Paul Lennon in July declared: Richard Flanagan and his writings are not welcome in the New Tasmania. (Hang him, Paul) Strangely though, they seem welcome elsewhere in the world. The New York Times recently asked Flanagan to write a travel piece on Tasmania, which excited much interest in the USA when it was published there on 12 September 2004. Le Monde are shortly to publish it. And today, in answer to requests, Tasmanian Times publishes it ... and waits to see if the Tasmanian Government will exile the traitor, coward and un-Tasmanian Flanagan to a re-education camp in a Styx clearfell for once more having the temerity to write about his home ... RICHARD FLANAGAN

The Tasmanian economy (Powerpoint) ...
HTML Version ...
PDF ...
Hyperlink ...
An analysis by ... SAUL ESLAKE

Leaving home ...
A letter from Beijing ... JAMES FIDLER

A Letter to the French Ambassador ...
... the pain that I feel for the loss of areas of Recherche Bay ... SKYE MATTHEWS, 19

Tassie's new casino ...
Please, deny it Mr Premier ... HAG

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POKIES ... this is a scandal
To simply assume the relationship between the two parties was such that normal government guidelines and competition principles that apply to small business and even community organisations, and that are written and enforced by Treasury, didnít apply in this case, was scandalous. The taken-for-granted assumption that Federal could never lose their pokies licence has literally cost us all hundreds of millions of dollars. JAMES BOYCE

 

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