Tasmania's Labor Premier, David Bartlett, has stepped down citing family reasons. Deputy-Premier, Lara Giddings, has his support to become the new Premier.
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The Federal and Tasmanian State Liberal parties are at loggerheads over which method is best for rolling out the National Broadband Network.
The Tasmanian Government is preparing to make joining the National Broadband Network an opt-out rather than opt-in process. It is aiming to become the first state in Australia to do so.
The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) has called for urgent changes to the way the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania is built, claiming worker’s lives are being put in jeopardy.