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Leanne Minshull

Discussion paper

Good government in Tasmania

Compared to other Australian states, Tasmania has weaker political donation laws, less government transparency and limited public accountability. This report recommends that the Tasmanian government undertake significant, rather than piecemeal, reform in 2021, to ensure the people of Tasmania have confidence in their democracy and...
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Towards a sustainable marine management regime: an update on Tasmanian progress

Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
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Tasmania can’t afford a bet on the pokies

The poker machine industry has been shut down in Tasmania since the 24th of March. The industry is set to re-open on Friday the 26th of June. Re-opening these venues will provide immediate employment to staff previously stood down. However, this research shows that, in...
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Great southern hand: state emergency economic responses to COVID-19

This report compiles state government spending in support of existing businesses and community organisations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It does not consider health spending that directly relates to treating victims of the disease, but to the immediate efforts that state governments made to...
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Tasmanian design principles for fiscal policy in the pandemic

The Australia Institute has released this discussion paper looking at how key economic criteria can be used to assess the effectiveness of future stimulus measures in Tasmania.