Writer's Articles - Bob Burton

Braddon voters back real-time political donations disclosure

The Mercury goes shopping at the Boxing Day sales

Comment: Is Bigger Media really a good option for Tasmania’s democracy?

The growing financial crisis in Tasmania’s newspaper industry

Will Jacqui Lambie back Big Media’s merger plans?

Can Spiderman save the Mercury from oblivion?

Careers Australia and its long-running tangle with controversy

Careers Australia digs deep to donate to the Tasmanian Liberals

Over 600 Tasmanians caught up in Careers Australia marketing scandal

Donor reveals Tasmanian Liberals host secret ‘policy forum’ for corporate contributors

The faceless men of the Tasmanian Liberals’ Senate team

Damning findings on training company spark calls for Tasmanian Liberals to return donations


The Australian Financial Review goes missing on Unaoil scandal

Tony Abbott, an envelope with $5000 in cash and a Liberal campaign donation

Tasmanian Liberals land private training company as a major donor

STATE: Who are the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s secret gift-givers?

Tasmanian Media Awards 2016

Australia’s private pathology lobby shifts political donations strategy

The Attorney-General, the Public Trustee and donations to the Tasmanian Liberals

COMMENT: The right to know & donations to the Tas Liberal Party by the Public Trustee's lobby group

Tasmanian Liberals disclose origins of less than one-fourteenth of income

Will Tasmania be left as the last state without regulation of political donations?

Who are the invisible major donors behind the Tasmanian Liberal Party?

COMMENT: Does the Tasmanian Government really know what its policy is on pathology privatisation?

State Government considers secret private bid for public 'medical services'

What happens if a major political donor doesn’t disclose?

Who’s a Liberal donor gonna call? Rentbusters!

The private pathology industry emerges as major Tasmanian Liberals donor

Rupert’s back in town

Media Awards: Tassie Times gets a gong!x

Mercury price hike to slow profit fall

Big Tobacco donated to Tasmanian Liberals

Tasmanian Liberals coffers swell in election year

Rupert Murdoch's Queensland Election Hissy Fit

The fall and fall of The Mercury

First Day of the Month Picture Special - December 2014

Cheeky anarchists

Opposition to education cuts grows

Anarchist graffiti

Jeremy Rockliff, anti-government student organiser

Who’s knocking on Tasmania’s aldermanic doors?

"Nathan Carswell" called

Who is Nathan Carswell?

Mt Wellington winds would have shut cable car

Will voters find out who is funding Tasmanian local government election campaigns?

Maria Island

Dark MoFo Meets the Marine Board Building

Dark MoFo

Welcome, June 2014

Hodgman criticises The Mercury for cable car reporting

Cable car company to be sold to Canadian investor

Aurora’s storm vulnerability

Senate inquiry into move to gut recent World Heritage forests listing

Most Tasmanian political donors remain in the shadows.

Big Coal’s annus horribilis

Tas government slashes solar feed-in tariff. Milne's power plan

David Crean's subdivision proposal sparks opposition

Thank you for supporting Tasmanian Times

Political gymnastics down at the Mercury, Libs and Labor HQ's

Bell Bay aluminium smelter announces long-term energy contract

Rio Tinto Alcan's new lobbyist ... Jody Fassina

As power prices spike, Rio Tinto Alcan launches a charm offensive

Who's polling for local government amalgamation?

Llewellyn's back ... as a lobbyist

Tasmania's Right to Information reforms found wanting

Lennon: Peace push 'breakthrough'; mill will be built in Tamar Valley. Biomass row.

What does it cost to polish a premier?

Abetz's 2010 Senate nomination form

Forestry Tasmania wins secrecy bid on the costs of Going Bush

Miranda Devine and thuggery

Gunns shares sink even more

Forestry Tasmania goes bush ... and hides the cost

Bartlett opts for interim cabinet. Calls McKim ...

Forestry Tasmania supervisor turned back on contractors sledgehammer attack

Attack Ads: Labor unrepentant

David Bartlett's appointments diary: making time for the makeover merchants

The far-reaching implications of Gunns boardroom drama

Beware the 'eco-terrorism' dirty tricks brigade

Libs pledge to get tough on forests protests

The Sky News 'leader's debate': the question not asked

Sky News 'Leaders Debate' Shunned by Tasmanian TV

ALP's attack ad claims on Pedder don't stack up

The big power subsidies the free-marketeers won’t talk about

Liberals pledge to blow some cash on forestry PR

Who gets to meet Premier David Bartlett?

David Bartlett’s Appointments Diary: Meeting with the Loggers

David Bartlett’s Appointments Diary: A Close Encounter with the Freedom of Information Act

How David Bartlett's spin-doctor engineered an election 'debate'

"Anti-forestry" and "anti-logging": Dressing Industry Propaganda Up As Fact

What role for anonymous sources in election reporting?

Don't You Dare Look Back, Warns Bartlett

A Tale of Two “Leaks” … and Bartlett in Apology Mode

Bartlett Launches Ploy to Shunt Greens off Debating Stage

Whatever Happened to Forestry Tasmania's "Battered Briefcase"?

Who's donating to Tasmanian political parties?

Funny business over forests

Who'd Pay for Rupert Murdoch's Climate Change Skepticism?

Tasmanian Labor's UltraLite Lobbying Code