Michelle Grattan sits down with Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie to chat about Alice Springs, The Voice to Parliament, Indigenous employment and the Stage 3 tax cuts
Now Peter Dutton faces his own Aston test, which comes with risks and opportunities.
Pokies, housing, hospitals and gun laws might have been the specific issues that dominated the campaign, but the decisive factor was Tasmanians’ enduring apprehension about minority government.
The Jacqui Lambie Network plan is short on detail and unlikely to improve the health system or outcomes for Tasmanians over the longer term.
The High Court has ruled that Steve Martin is eligible to enter the Senate to replace the disqualified Jacqui Lambie.
The polls are leaning towards the Liberals holding power in Tasmania, but the unpopularity of the federal Coalition government could help Labor get over the line.