South Australia and Tasmania will hold state elections on March 15.
Tasmania’s polling date was announced today after the premier Lara Giddings ended a power-sharing agreement with the Greens party, amidst a legislative disagreement.
The state’s Labor government will now govern in minority, with speculation that Giddings will recall Parliament to pass the contentious legislation which concerns a pulp mill in the state.
Tasmania’s Labor government has relied on the power-sharing agreement since deadlocked 2010 elections.
South Australia, where a Labor government also holds power, was already scheduled to conduct its election on the same date.
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