The Tasmanian political stunt of the week was undoubtedly the dead cat thrown by Russell Hanson with his ‘report’ on Wednesday.

VERDICT: overall the ‘report’ is amateurish, lacks detail, and is provided by a person with neither independence nor specialist expertise in this area.

His ‘economic reasoning’ is therefore nothing but campaign material. It is highly flawed, mostly unreferenced, blinkered and limited in scope, and despite carrying the laudable conviction of an earnest believer it is simply lacking the depth and rigour necessary of a credible economic analysis.

It can be disregarded in its entirety.