Emily Baker, ABC.net.au

Emily Baker


Hobart, TAS, Australia

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Recent articles by Emily:

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal being circled by Canadian seafood giant Cooke

Hot on the heels of Brazilians snapping up a Tasmanian salmon company, the last locally owned producer is in the sights of a Canadian seafood giant, news that has been welcomed by the island state's Premier, Jeremy Rockliff. → Read More

Anti-protest laws briefing sessions for miners, forestry ahead of Tasmanian Upper House debate

An independent Tasmanian MP says forestry and mining groups were given the "unusual" opportunity to give the state's Legislative Council confidential briefings ahead of debate on controversial proposed anti-protest laws. → Read More

Farmer Trevor Foster, who died in 2016 Tasmanian floods, initially didn't notice rush of water arriving, inquest hears

The wife of a Tasmanian man who died in floods in 2016 told police the floodwater that killed her husband "came so quickly" and she had "never seen anything like it before". → Read More

Hobart's Macquarie Point development progress in 10 years 'appalling', PM Anthony Albanese says

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urges the Tasmanian government to "get on with" developing prime land on Hobart's waterfront that he poured tens of millions of dollars into when he was last in government a decade ago. → Read More

Bridget Archer considering tilt for spot on federal Liberal leadership team after Josh Frydenberg's election loss

Outspoken Tasmanian MP Bridget Archer says she is considering putting her hand up to become the next leader or deputy leader of the Liberal Party, as she looks to be one of the few moderate voices left in the party room after the election. → Read More

Which electorates are most left- or right-leaning? Vote Compass took a look

A metropolitan Victorian seat emerges as Australia's most left-leaning, while a sprawling Queensland electorate is the country's most conservative, according to Vote Compass. → Read More

Judge cites The Castle's Dennis Denuto in win for environmentalists against Liberal politician John Tucker's bid to clear land

Environmentalists are celebrating a seven-year legal battle over Tasmanian politician John Tucker — despite the judge likening their argument to that of the bumbling lawyer Dennis Denuto character from the classic Australian film The Castle. → Read More

Climate change cutting across political left-right divide, Vote Compass data shows

Climate change is cutting across the traditional left-right political divide, helping explain why teal independents are gaining traction where progressive parties would not, according to Vote Compass analysis. → Read More

Psychiatrist barred from practising after sexual relationship with patient in Hobart

A psychiatrist who developed a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient during at-home visits is barred from working in mental health until 2024 after acknowledging his actions may have been "terribly damaging". → Read More

Trade unions back Local Party's Leanne Minshull for Senate, in break with tradition

In a break with tradition, several trade unions in Tasmania are backing the lead candidate of a newly founded political party over Labor for the Senate. → Read More

Australians rate Morrison, Albanese out of 10 for trust, competency

Australians were asked to rate Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese out of 10 on trust and competency — Vote Compass has the results. → Read More

Overwhelming support for federal government to pay for aged care wage increase, Vote Compass shows

Aged care worker Carlton Williams also has a hospitality job to makes ends meet — and says he gets "paid more to pour drinks and wait tables" than to "look after someone's life". → Read More

Childcare costs leave Australians wanting more federal government support

More than half of Australians think the federal government should pay a greater share of childcare costs, according to new data from Vote Compass. → Read More

Australians support more foreign aid and a tougher stance on China, Vote Compass data shows

As China seeks stronger relations in the Pacific, many Australians think the government should take a harsher position in its diplomatic dealings, new data shows. → Read More

UTAS splashes out in PR blitz as staff, students paint picture of low morale

The University of Tasmania goes on a charm offensive, splashing out on full-page newspaper advertisements, collaborations with an Instagram influencer and sponsored posts on social media — meanwhile some staff are reporting morale "at its lowest ebb". → Read More

Vote Compass data shows nearly half of Australians worried about making ends meet

Close to half of Vote Compass respondents are more worried about making ends meet than they were a year ago, and an overwhelming majority want businesses that increased revenues during the pandemic to pay back COVID-19 support. → Read More

Vote Compass data shows climate change, cost of living and the economy are the big election issues, but voters still split along party lines

Climate change, cost of living and the economy are the most important issues to Australians this election, but there's a large split along voting lines, according to Vote Compass. → Read More

Who is behind Tasmanian Liberal Eric Abetz's 'below-the-line' Senate re-election campaign?

Six years after he called a colleague's election campaign urging people to vote below the line destabilising, Eric Abetz's supporters are doing exactly that. → Read More

Macquarie Point chief executive denies 'disgraceful treatment' of her staff

The head of the Macquarie Point Development Corporation issues a statement strenuously denying allegations of bullying put forward by one of her staff. → Read More

Election season has arrived and Vote Compass is back

Which side of the political spectrum do you stand on? How socially progressive or conservative are you? All of this explained and more, only with Vote Compass. → Read More