Discussion paper

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...

Legal recognition of sex and gender: final report

This report discusses amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999 (Tas) and other matters relating to the legal recognition of sex and gender in Tasmania.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will removing poker machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs cost thousands of jobs?

Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims the impact of taking poker machines out of pubs and clubs would cost thousands of jobs.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tony Abbott's Tasmanian wilderness claim doesn't check out

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims the 74,000 hectares the Government is proposing to remove from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is not pristine forest.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Jobs and unemployment: What's the real story in Tasmania?

Tasmanian permier Lara Giddings says 3,300 new jobs were created in the past six months. But opposition leader Will Hodgman claims 10,000 full-time jobs have been lost under the Labor-Green minority Government. Who is right?
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Tasmania have the weakest political donation laws in the nation?

The leader of the Tasmanian Greens Cassy O'Connor claims donations from vested interests have a "corrupting influence" on democracy and good governance.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did the Tasmanian Liberals cut $210m from the health budget?

Labor has put hospitals at the fore of its pitch to win the 2018 Tasmanian election, attacking Premier Will Hodgman's record on health funding.
Discussion paper

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.
Discussion paper

Parliamentary scrutiny during the COVID-19 crisis in Tasmania

This paper argues that in these unprecedented times, it is not just economic policy and health policy that requires creativity and innovation; our democratic structures need to be similarly responsive.
Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Tasmania 2019

This report reviews the progress of the Tasmanian (TAS) Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).