Tasmanian Times

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Forestry

Too close for comfort

ABC:

The Tasmanian Government’s most senior Upper House member has come under pressure over his position on Betfair’s proposed betting exchange, with suggestions he is concerned about his party’s relationship with big business.

In Question Time, the leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Michael Aird, faced questions about whether he had written to the Premier in April citing concerns about granting Betfair a licence.

The Member for Huon, Paul Harris, asked Mr Aird three questions, including whether he was worried that a betting exchange would jeopardise a Tasmania Together benchmark to reduce problem gambling.

“Is it further a fact that the Leader’s concerns were based upon both political and policy grounds because of inter alia the perception that the Government is too closely aligned to big business?” he said.

“Is it true that the Leader cited the Government’s relationship with Gunns and the Federal Hotel Group to support his concerns.”

Read more here:
Aird under pressure

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The Stench of ’89
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