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Media, minority government, politics and policy

Chapter


Abstract


  • Between 1989, when five Green independents were elected to the House

    of Assembly, and 1998, Tasmania experienced two three~year periods

    of minority government during which the Greens held the balance

    of power. The purpose of this chapter is to look at the media's treatment

    of the most recent of these periods, 1996 to 1998, when government was

    in the hands of the Liberal Party under Tony Rundle and the Greens were

    in an informal, co~operative relationship with the Liberals. The particular

    focus of the chapter is the nature of the relationship between journalists

    and politicians in the context of Tasmania and from the perspective of the

    key politicians. The intent is not to provide a balanced view, but rather to

    provide an insight from the point of view of the politicians involved.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tanner, S. J.. "Media, minority government, politics and policy." Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania. Ed.K. Crowley. Hobart: University of Tasmania, 2012, 83-97.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/356

Book Title


  • Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 97

Abstract


  • Between 1989, when five Green independents were elected to the House

    of Assembly, and 1998, Tasmania experienced two three~year periods

    of minority government during which the Greens held the balance

    of power. The purpose of this chapter is to look at the media's treatment

    of the most recent of these periods, 1996 to 1998, when government was

    in the hands of the Liberal Party under Tony Rundle and the Greens were

    in an informal, co~operative relationship with the Liberals. The particular

    focus of the chapter is the nature of the relationship between journalists

    and politicians in the context of Tasmania and from the perspective of the

    key politicians. The intent is not to provide a balanced view, but rather to

    provide an insight from the point of view of the politicians involved.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tanner, S. J.. "Media, minority government, politics and policy." Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania. Ed.K. Crowley. Hobart: University of Tasmania, 2012, 83-97.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/356

Book Title


  • Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 97