It’s the election that the Liberals don’t really want, and up until today, Labor didn’t seem to want it either.

Ever since former premier Peter Gutwein locked Tasmania into requiring a new stadium for an AFL team, and Premier Jeremy Rockliff offered Macquarie Point as the site, the issue has been set to dominate the next election no matter when it’s held.

Labor continues to argue the stadium is not the right priority, but repeatedly stops short of saying it would kill it off completely.