Writer's Articles - John Lawrence
JOHN LAWRENCE, Mercury: Power game played in the dark
Baby Boomers hijack the debate ...
Doubts about jobs and growth
BASSLINK highlights State's budget woes
STATE: Four common budget myths busted
BASSLINK: Is Hydro insolvent?
STATE: Basslink under water?
John Lawrence: FT directors quit ... and ...
John Lawrence's wonderful analyses ...
Federal Hotels nonsense
SHOCKER: Will Minister Harriss outlast FT?
Has FT turned the corner?
Federal Hotels' predicament
Carbon accounting & FT profitability
Misconduct alleged at Senate inquiry into forestry investment schemes
Ta Ann Tasmania: Just like Google ...
Wilkie urges forestry probe
Forestry Tasmania comes of age ...
The housing crash we had to have: A Gen Y perspective on the bubble
STATE Budget: Is it good management or good luck?
Budget 2015 ... Reaction. Bill's Budget reply ...
STATE: MIS post mortem. Forestry job losses
Paul Harriss Pretence: FT closer to closure
FEA’s Receivers Deloitte has at last found a buyer for FEA’s land and trees
The Surplus Fetish ...
Things that can't last ... FT fails the test, says Examiner
Pulp mill stink spelled the end of Gunns
Lapoinya: Has FT found the way?
Rise and Fall of Gunns: The Grand Folly ...
FT and the Economic Regulator
A breach of competition policy? FLAG ...
FT: Nothing has changed ...
Hydro Tasmania's rivers dry up?
The Budget Reality ...
Liberals' missed opportunity
Triabunna and Government: Victim of cognitive capture by self interested promoters and groups
Tassie: Public Servants make up carbon tax shortfall
Poverty of the progressives
Broken promises and shameless lies ...
Shree: Another mining accident waiting to happen? Ta Ann's last handout?
Last Rites for MIS
Selling state assets is ideology rather than logic
Forests: Reality bites for Paul and Will ...
Bled dry by Macquarie Bank ...
Winning was easy ...
This mantra is seriously delusional ...
What to look for in Lara's Mid-Year Financial Report
How Lara Giddings comprehensively failed ... and why her demise is certain
Missing millions and the law of triviality
A happy new year is unlikely ...
Tasmania is run by unrepentant idiots. TAI damns forestry industry ...
The New Forest Way?
Federal Hotels: End of a chapter
Hobart Airport: A shameful public policy
Hydro Tasmania: The fall guy?
The Debt Fallacy
Frank Nicklason on John Gay: I have a bad case of indigestion
A bail-out of a badly managed private consortium
Ta Ann: the supreme beggar
The false dichotomy of clearfell or reserve must be abandoned. Vica Bayley on free speech.
MIS class action makes slow progress
Tassie's debt and liabilities: a comparison
Understanding Budgets: A Better Way
Like shooting goldfish in a barrel
The Magic Wand of the Confidence Fairy
Austerity pitfalls and alternatives
The Tasmanian Forest Gravy Train
Giddings knew Gunns was insolvent
The Unbelievable Charade
Mid year report: pass or fail?
Federal Hotels: the turning point?
Something had to give ...
Tassie's unfunded superannuation liability
RBF: A hard road ahead
It would be brave to say no
Rafferty Rules: The Incredible FT Saga. Crikey: The forestry con job ... and response
Forestry Tasmania: Wilful deception and crass incompetence
Earlier this year Ta Ann was revealed as a loss-making dog. Now?
Gunns: The morning after
The Naked Emperors (2)
Electricity ... a perspective
Pulp mill no part of Tasmania’s future
The Second Coming is more likely ...
Joining the dots
Gunns: Writing on the wall?
Our copycat Opposition
Where to Tasmania?
Wilful blindness and the new forest industry. Booth: Broke FT puts its hand out, again ...
Feathering nests or furthering Tassie ... ? GetUp's banned ad
Geoff: It's far worse ... Forestry Tasmania’s shrinking estate
Giddings still overlooking revenue boost from tax reform
Dream on ...
State of the State: What your mother didn't tell you, graph by graph
Nobody’s buying ...
Cliched, populist drivel
A dog: The financial truth about Ta Ann Tasmania. MLCs 'premature'. World protests
Last roll of the dice
MIS growers felled again
Gunns: A forlorn hope ...
Don't bother coming back after Christmas. The meaning of Clause 27. Gunns Ltd plumbs new depths
How Labor pinched IGA funds for Forestry Tasmania
It will be a tough 2012
Professor Stewart didn’t get much right
Gonzo Greg’s Report Card
The Road to Nowhere
Forestry Tasmania: The Time is Nigh
WORTH THE WAIT? A Look at the Auditor General’s review of Forestry Tasmania
Gunns: Vale Auspine
Lara, Will ... and the Corner Store
Gunns: The Final Death Throes? Share Price tanks. The meaning of 'Substantial Commencement'
Forestry Tasmania’s secret
Winners and Losers
Gunns, FT ... and serious cash flow problems
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...
Greg responds to Richard ...yet again
Fishwise funds used to pay staff
The hollow industry
Greg's Chutzpah ... and Postscript. FT profit ... and Bob Gordon's performance ...
Budget cuts: The Saul Eslake view
Forestry Tasmania's cover-up
Trust us. Not yet!
Delusions, Gutwein and Forestry
Footy: Another extension of the Nanny State
Gunns: The Next Chapter?
Insolvency, disclosure and FT. Ruth Forrest's forensic eye
Gunns: Is the worst over?
The death of Forestry Tasmania?
Dr Amos, It's just plain nonsense
MIS: An abject failure with no place in the future of Tasmania’s forest industry
Forestry Tasmania is the stumbling block
Accounting for Dummies—Lessons from the Forest Industry
Nothing has changed
Gunns Through the Looking Glass
That’s what we need, Will
Gunns: on an expedition to discover the headwaters of S—t Creek without any Plan B
Tourism on the teat. When will it end?
FEA treading water
MIS may be worthless ...
Forests Plan: Barlett's blind acceptance is staggering
Gunns' banking dilemma
Oh, what a tangled web we weave ...
Spend, spend, spend ...
Our vanishing tax base
Forest Industry Plan: Just another glossy edition...
Will Hodgman and Reaganomics ...
Our Economic Black Hole
We also need people who can read a simple set of accounts
Accounting for Dummies ... A look at Forestry Tasmania
Forestry Tasmania: further definitive analysis ...
The Bartlett Vision (1)
Where did all the money go?
We need more info, Matt
PAL Policy: Lazy, hopeless LibLabs
FEA: From bad to worse; MIS trials and tribulations
Why MIS is Australia's biggest scam
A triumph for absurdity, greed and stupidity
Lies, damn lies and Forestry Tasmania statistics
Voodoo and the Felmingham Report
MIS: Is Super being used?
Gunns after the deluge
Decision time is nigh
Rural communities bear the brunt
Hobart Airport - the full monty
Thank you John Lawrence
The Carbon Credibility Gap
Great Southern to quit Tasmania
We need a better understanding
A better way forward
What Forestry says
Great Southern heads further south
Special Treatment for Plantation Growers
Carbon or food
Tasmania: Look Away!
MIS debacle hurts us all
Race to the bottom
Collapse of MIS
CFMEU - Acting for Members or for Forest Companies?
MIS scheme goes belly-up
Sub prime MIS
A Tale of Temma (2)
A tale of Temma
The death of MIS
The taxpayer subsidy
Gunns and the sale of assets