With a state election campaign currently underway, news reading mainlanders have received a timely reminder that Tasmania is in fact real.

At the time of writing, Tasmania is billions of dollars in debt with the highest youth unemployment, a healthcare system on the brink of collapse and a community housing system with backlogs in the thousands, it’s about time that someone stood up and listened to what Tasmanians really want.

When that didn’t happen the half a million Tasmanians were asked one more time if they are definitely sure they don’t want a shiny new multi-million dollar stadium instead.