I did most of my education in Tasmania and, after spending almost 34 years on what Tasmanians call ‘the mainland’, returned to Tasmania in December 2014. Both while I was living away, and since returning, I’ve maintained a keen interest in the progress (or, at times, lack of it) of Australia’s smallest state. The pieces here represent some of my efforts to advocate for policies which, in my opinion, would result in a stronger Tasmanian economy and improved living standards for Tasmanians.
Submission to the Review of Years 9-12 Education in TasmaniaEducation, Tasmania | 26th September 2016
The Tasmanian Economy and 2015 – 2016 State BudgetTasmania | 25th June 2015
Presentation to a luncheon hosted by the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, 25th June 2015
Pulp mill mistakes mustn’t be repeated in the TarkinePublications, Tasmania | 4th September 2012
Saul Eslake | Launceston Examiner | 4th September 2012 Op-ed article originally published in the Launceston Examiner newspaper on 4th September 2012. Now that it seems increasingly likely that the mill will not be built, it seems to me that there are a couple of important conclusions to be drawn from the experience. The first […]
Spending on schools is part of Tasmania’s budgetary problem, and has to be part of the solutionTasmania | 12th July 2011
Article published in the Launceston Examiner, 12th July 2011