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.
Forty SouthPublications, Tasmania | 15th April 2021
I will be writing two series of ten articles for Forty South over the next six months or so, one about the opportunities and challenges for Tasmania’s economy, and the other about Tasmania’s case for its own team in the Australian Football League competition. The first articles in each of these series are here and […]
Deloitte Access Economics five-year forecasts for the Tasmanian economyTasmania | 12th April 2021
Saul talks to Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’Loughlin about the Deloitte Access Economics five-year forecasts for the Tasmanian economy, released on 12th April 2021
Tasmania needs to ‘fix’ its education and health systemsNews, Tasmania | 22nd March 2021
Tasmania’s Economy and Education Systems in the Time of Covid-19 (and Afterwards)Education, Tasmania | 18th February 2021
Presentation to the University of Tasmania’s Strategic Forum (comprising the University’s senior academic and administrative staff) Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart, 18th February 2021
Interview with Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’loughlinAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, Tasmania | 16th February 2021
Saul talks to Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’loughlin on 16th February, 2021 about “arriving in a foreign country”, Jobseeker payment, Mid-Year Review of Tasmania Budget, and the lifting of compulsory superannuation rate.
Economist Saul Eslake questions need for so many detailsAustralian Society and Politics, News, Tasmania | 15th February 2021
Saul comments on ‘visa requirements’at Tasmanian airports and lack of social distancing despite bureaucratic procedures supposedly ordained to “keep Tasmanians safe”