Tasmanian politics 2008
Major developments and issues in Tasmanian politics during 2008 were:
- Cost overrun of the $340 million Tamar Valley gas station: the proposed buyout of the power station by the Tasmanian Government may cost $90 million more than previous estimates. (See Tamar Valley gas station for further details.
- December 9:
- December 13: Premier David Bartlett foreshadows that as a result of the global financial crisis the Tasmanian government may cut public service expenditure. "We will focus on job-creating, growth creating projects but that will mean there might be some belt-tightening within the public sector." In October Bartlett had announced a moratorium on the creation of new positions in the public service.
Articles and Resources
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- Nick Clark, "Power station blowout:Tamar Valley project cost up $90 million", The Mercury, August 27, 2008, page 9.
- David Killick and Tamara McLean, "Tassie quit push lags", The Mercury, December 9, 2009.
- Sally Glaetzer, "Libs demand details on waterfront plan", The Mercury, December 9, 2009.
- Sue Neales, "Pinch on public sector", The Mercury, December 13, 2008.