Writer's Articles - Bob Hawkins

Long Live our gracious Aunty ...

Mammon’s rules lead our churches astray ...

Letter to the Editor on Mayoral Legal Expenses Fund

Huon mayoral wannabe picks at an old scab

Bugger off Barnaby ...

A former mayor says nay to an old warhorse

NATION: Have I missed something ... ?

Gutwein's TasWater asset grab would hurt ratepayers, says Huon's former mayor

Gutwein denies Huon a role in LG reform process ...

Gutwein should foot the Huon council inquiry bill, says former mayor

Huon council short-shrifts former mayor's plea to pay his legal costs ...

A chance for Gutwein to do the right thing

2016: A very good year in the life of the HVC — now for the final clean-up

Perish the pension ...

Peter Gutwein, do your duty for the Huon ...

Huon council's benign dictatorship can't solve its serious problems ... The Payout ...

'Illegal actions may have been taken by those persons behind the campaign ...'

Thanks once again to everyone at The Royal

Passion in the raw down Huon way. SACKED! Taylor is Commissioner ...

Open Letter from Mayor Peter Coad to Huon Valley Ratepayers and Residents ...

Closing of the Guard ... ?

How low can Huon’s council go?

HVC’s $54,000 BoI defence is still under wraps

Why Huon Valley Council should still be sacked

Before it happens, here is the news from the Huon ...

7HOFM: the ACMA decides

Huon Valley Guessing Games: The Plot Thickens

Mayor Coad rejects Huon Council’s Mediation Tactics

Huon Valley Guessing Games: A council with no shame

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Dysfunction’s the name of the game

Huon Valley Council: I will fight on as mayor, says Peter Coad

Huon Valley Council: Read for Yourself ...

Huon Valley Guessing Games: It’s time to act, Mr Gutwein

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Huon waits on the real umpire’s call

After the Huon mayor walked out . . .

Gutwein and the Huon: Tough talk, or will he squib it?

Is Huon council GM playing for time?

Gutwein Huon probe report due Friday

That illegal Franklin jetty: a question begged?

HVC: Time for an administrator?

'Retribution and familial links in the Valley ...'

'Absolute insult ...' 'Wedging the Mayor ...' 'Threat to residents ...'

Board of Inquiry for Huon Valley Council

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Double vanishing act down in the Huon

Down in the Huon, who would like their money back?

International Acclaim for Bicheno Boathouse

Open letter, $4m lost, an illegal jetty . . .

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Light is in the air

No ticker in Heart of the Huon for LG reality

In the Huon Valley, a Clayton's strategy

Waterloo Bay: The Great Deceit

Bread-and-circuses live on ...

Inspiration or isolation?

Huon Valley Guessing Games: The Waterloo Bay fiasco

More pie-in-the-sky in The Huon?

Franklin’s unapproved jetty: Questions, questions!

Voting: How low can we go?

Robert Armstrong’s adieu

'It's Time for Change ... '

Franklin: A right pickle on the Petty Sessions’ foreshore

Huon mayor missing in inaction

At Franklin, desecration before deconsecration

When the mayor’s away, a relaxed council plays

‘I can stand for mayor again,’ says MLC Armstrong

'BandAids’ for HVC’s Cygnet medical centre

State politics in the raw: The Born-to-Rule mentality. The Spending ...

An unfortunate juxtaposition of real-estate and political advertising ...

Franklin’s vision: a blend of wood and wind

Medic alert in Cygnet

Green Point’s disappearing act

Cygnet’s sheltered agony

Ex-staffer lashes Huon council

Acting GM gets HVC’s top job

Timber!!! Strange bedfellows in Huonville. Advice from a truckie ...

Would someone please pick up the pieces?

Councillors behaving badly

It’s a 3% rate rise for the Huon

Where time stands still

It’s what’s left unsaid

Reality, or a $2m fantasy?

Set in concrete, concrete, concrete . . .

Is near enough really good enough?

Devil’s advocate at large in Cygnet

What gives, Mr Mayor?

Some leaders! Some vision!

Cygnet, you’ve been told!

Crashing through in Cygnet, or . . .

Sirolli gets going

Sirolli breaks the silence

Thanks Aurora ...

The Sirolli silence

Sirolli who?

Cygnet stirs as council bumbles

Chips off the Old Bloc

Cygnet: Now you see it ... now you don't

Amnesia rules, Abbott revels

Shame on us all

Too little, too far away

Vandals incorporated

Hope for the Huon ... and Tasmania?

Two great hoaxes ...

The Gag goes in

Big Brother hovers

In Cygnet, the philistines are on a roll

Huon activists anything but anarchic

Rules is rules, Mr Mayor

Council gets it wrong — again

All about bums on toilet seats

Huon Valley Guessing Games: A bit of decorum, please!

The Barbarians at the gates of Cygnet

Are the Barbarians at the gates ... (2)

A ‘temporary’ aberration, surely?

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Three-way split

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Politics of division

Huon Valley Guessing Games: A question of governance

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Where apathy rules

Huon Valley Council election forum

Huon Valley Guessing Games: A council culture in ferment

Big Rod and Julia's bribe

God ’elp us all!

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Signage of the times

Mushroom time again

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Cygnet, heal thyself

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Smoke and mirrors

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Mayors rules

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Trial by Water

Huon Valley Guessing Games: Philistines . . . is nothing sacred?

The philistines ... Arbor amour: a kiss of death

Wretched of the Earth

Death of a blackwood

‘Minor’ eruption gets major

Public loss, private gain?


A watery mirage

Don't laugh. This is serious ...

Good riddance, John Gay

Asbestos silence

The buck stops with the Mayor

Heritage canal under siege

Egg Island: From this ...

McKim checks out the Huon’s historic canal

Where are you Michael Bound?

Bugger history, the environment and aesthetics

Pipeline threat to Franklin history: Huon Valley Guessing Games (17)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (16): Non-core, non-core, Mr Mayor?

Huon Valley Guessing Games (15): Egg Island threat

Huon Valley Guessing Games (14)

Huon Valley Guessing games (13): Franklin's Challenge

Turnbull and his rabble

Huon Valley Guessing Games (12)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (11)

Dairy farmers need help now; this situation is more than “awkward”, Minister

Huon Valley Guessing Games (10)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (9)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (8)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (7)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (6)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (5)

Huon Valley Guessing Games (4)

Guessing Games in the Huon Valley (3)

Guessing games in the Huon Valley

Death in the Morning

Questions Huon Valley Council must answer

Outrage at Franklin

Into the breach, fellow councillors

Indestructible truths

Celebrate Dubya Day

An end to Western barbarism?

No place like home

The lips have it

Who’d be a politician?

John Howard, Companion of the Order of Australial! It’s enough to make me vomit!

Too few tears

Dangerous words, Prime Minister

Never in the affairs of humanity . . .

How dare they

Burma's tragedy

Hey, hey, we’ve got a PM again

Rudd's rough ride

Puppet Master has lost his touch

The irony men of the West

A trio in terror

April 25: Anzac Fools Day

Carmen going, Hanson coming ...

Mrs Mopp had it right

Tales of magnanimity and irony

Unfit to be the lawmaker

Universal amnesia

The Flag

Pain, rejection, confusion