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No room at the inn for Aboriginal customers in Borroloola

Many Aboriginal people support booze bans in local communities. But a raid on Chrisco hampers in the Northern Territory left a bad taste. Sean Kerins of ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy reports from Borroloola.

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Lajamanu — police communications back to the Stone Age

Concerns about the Northern Territory Police’s call centre operations have been around for a while.

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Falling through the gaps: indigenous community left behind after Yasi

Cyclone Yasi hit Australia more than a month ago, but one town that wasn’t even damaged by the storm is still suffering the consequences of a mass evacuation.

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NT government and police — losing the plot on traffic crime in the bush?

I was interested to see if there has been an increase in the number of traffic matters before the court, particularly since the massive increase in police numbers in remote communities following the NT Intervention in late 2007.

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NT police get it all wrong at Alpurrurulam

A Northern Territory police memo, advising the Alpurrurulam community that they were banned from a nearby cattle station, was not authorised and held no legal authority.

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Phone tapping in the Top End: a loophole in the law, or just a ‘beat-up’?

NT police asked the NT News to reveal its sources of information about a specific leak from a serving officer in relation to a raid on the home of Darwin lord mayor Graham Sawyer. They declined. But there are worrying implications.

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Do NT cops need more hugs and less arms?

Why were NT Police officers wandering around a recent Triple J-sponsored concert with Glock 22 .40 calibre sidearms, pepper spray and Tazers? asks Bob Gosford

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NT government’s law reforms to fail blackfellas — again

Reform to the committal process in all Australian jurisdictions has been a popular political topic in recent years, and the NT government has been slow in turning it’s mind to this reform process.

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NT police officer charged over death of mentally ill man

The justice system will finally re-examine the use of police force in the death of filmmaker Bob Plasto, and reassess the training of NT police officers in dealing with mentally ill people.

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NT Police to be charged with murder… of the English language

The latest NT Ombudsman’s report into Northern Territory Police misconduct reveals some appalling conduct by members of the force, writes Bob Gosford, with prisoners subjected to torrents of verbal abuse.

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Pottymouth NT police redefine the language of policing

The Northern Territory police should be charged with murder — of the English language, with reports showing members of the force swear like sailors.

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Yeast search raises questions about NT police powers

Respected members of the Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island, NT, have had their house searched by police looking for yeast, without a warrant, writes Eleri Harris.

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Seven things the Liberal leadership hysteria didn’t fix

Politics this week was all about politics, but not the politics of rolling one’s sleeves up and getting things done. It was not an arm-wrestle of ideologies, a punch up over policy, or a spat over preselections. Here is a Crikey list of what our politicians didn’t fix this week.

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