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Crony Capitalism or Coruption?: The Curious Case of British Tobaco and a Tasmanian Government

Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association
Volume 58 Issue 2 (Aug 2011)

Abstract: In the 1960s and early 1970s Tasmanian politicians became embroiled in events relating to land deals with British Tobacco, to allegations of bribery and to the demise of a Liberal minority Government. The scandals associated with these proceedings were front-page news in Tasmanian daily newspapers. Criminal charges were laid against eminent Australian citizens, including the Chairman of British Tobacco and a former Tasmanian government minister. The story unfolded from 1969 when, after thirty-five years of Labor Government, a minority Liberal Government was elected in Tasmania. In order to govern, the Liberals formed a coalition with the Centre Party, the sole elected member of which was Kevin Lyons MHA. The incoming Government investigated actions of the previous government.

To cite this article: Barnsley, Kathryn. Crony Capitalism or Coruption?: The Curious Case of British Tobaco and a Tasmanian Government [online]. Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 58, No. 2, Aug 2011: 173-182. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=351860324663735;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0039-9809. [cited 29 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Barnsley, Kathryn; Source: Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 58, No. 2, Aug 2011: 173-182 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0039-9809 Subject: Political science; Political corruption; Tobacco industry; History; Politicians; 1900-1999; Land tenure--Political aspects;

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection