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Crikey Blogs | NT |

‘Adam Giles has no integrity’: NT political spat becomes personal

Recently sacked Country Liberal Party minister Robyn Lambley rose in Parliament to launch an all-out verbal attack on Chief Minister Adam Giles’ government.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

Send in the troops — Arnhem Land has been ‘smashed’

The Australian Defence Force was standing by to provide disaster relief in the wake of Cyclone Lam. So why weren’t the troops sent in?

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

Leaked recording: why Adam Giles ‘cracked the shits’, ‘went on the piss’

An assortment of select quotes from the transcript of a very candid meeting the NT Chief Minister Adam Giles had with Alice Springs branch members of the Country Liberal Party.

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Gulag Territory: NT’s shameful incarceration of Aboriginal Australians

Why does Australia continue to fail Aboriginal Australia at such gross levels? John B. Lawrence SC, a Darwin-based barrister and immediate past president of the Northern Territory Bar Association, explains.

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BOB GOSFORD | NT |

Roll up, roll up!! The circus is back in Darwin town …

The Northern Territory endures another round of politicians behaving badly — and this time it’s the Labor Party.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

‘You’re a fucking Indian, mate’: section 18C triumphs in Federal Court case

A Pakistani-Australian man has won a Federal Court battle against a Northern Territory strip club after he was racially abused by one of its employees.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

NT is a failed state, and it’s time to intervene

The NT is a failed state — a “rotten borough” so corrupt and corrupted that it is beyond self-redemption

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BOB GOSFORD | NT | 4

NT politics — from crazy-brave to crazy and back again

It has been a very weird 24 hours for Northern Territory politics. And the failed midnight leadership coup isn’t the half of it …

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BOB GOSFORD | NT |

Spill pours petrol, not oil, on NT’s troubled political waters

Willem Westra van Holthe has promised his new government will bring “stability” to the NT, but that seems extremely unlikely. Byelections could cost the CLP its slim majority.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

Lies, death threats and identity theft: a tale of NT bureaucracy

A long history of confrontations and bad behaviour within the Northern Territory’s Education Department culminated recently in a very strange public apology.

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BOB GOSFORD | NT |

Morgue horror stories: death and politics in rural NT

Who’s responsible for morgues in rural areas of the Northern Territory? Years of buck-passing have resulted in truly horrific facilities.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

NT public sex offender website will encourage vigilantism and fear

The Northern Territory’s new public sex offender website may make us alarmed, but it might not make us alert, writes criminal lawyer Russel Goldflam.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

How we fail Aboriginal Australians with chronic kidney disease

The rates of end-stage kidney disease in remote areas are up to 30 times the national average. Why are so many Aboriginal people dying from a preventable disease?

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PADDY MANNING | NT |

Cooking with gas: LNG pipeline proposed to supply east coast

APA wants to build a billion-dollar pipeline to connect the gas supply in the Northern Territory with the east coast. And that might not be such a bad idea …

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

The dogcatcher who would be king: meet Peter Chandler

Who is Peter Chandler anyway? The Northern Territory’s brand new Deputy Chief Minister is something of a dark horse. Whether that makes him at all exciting or interesting is quite another matter.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

Can the NT govt oust its ‘nest of vipers’ and restore public trust?

The Northern Territory’s Country Liberal Party can’t seem to put a foot right, but an upcoming meeting of the CLP’s parliamentary wing will try to stem the tide of mistakes.

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NT |

Muckaty opponents on dangerous ground: the NLC responds

Northern Land Council media officer Murray McLaughlin responds to claims made in Crikey last week by opponents of the shelved Muckaty Station nuclear dump.

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NT |

Muckaty battle won, but war far from over

The Warlmanpa have successfully blocked government plans to put a nuclear waste dump on their land. But will that be the end of the story?

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NT |

On a mother of a day, bureaucrats dither, native languages wither

Today is the UN’s official International Mother Language Day, a day to recognise the importance of indigenous languages. But writer and linguist Greg Dickson says that for Australia’s indigenous communities, those languages are being erode — and will never return.

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CRIKEY INTERN | NT |

When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.

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NT |

Abbott government peddles De Soto on Arnhem Land rights

Economist Hernando de Soto’s ideas on capitalism and poverty don’t fit the Australian Aboriginal experience. So why is the Abbott government trying to apply them, asks ANU professor Jon Altman?

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NT |

Crikey Clarifier: should nuclear waste be stored at Muckaty Station?

Newly minted NT Senator Nova Peris used her maiden speech to denounce plans to put a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station, raising concerns about the impact on indigenous people. Freelance writer Sally Whyte takes a look at the issue.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

NT drama (no crocs though): Alison Anderson dumped

The notoriously turbulent Northern Territory government has unceremoniously dumped another minister — but this one has friends in high places.

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Crikey Blogs | NT |

Does Mundine support another military intervention in the NT?

Is Warren Mundine in favour of military intervention in the NT?

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NT |

Informed consent and human rights for indigenous Australians

The Commonwealth government has a history of intervening in indigenous affairs without local consultation. ANU professor Jon Altman asks: do the Stronger Futures laws contravene human rights?

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