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Bob Gosford  — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Darwin-based journalist and The Northern Myth blogger


NT judge brings ‘judiciary into disrepute’ but keeps job

December 11, 2017

NT youth courts are under stress but that doesn't mean judges should be kept at any cost.

I could’ve committed voter fraud in the marriage equality postal vote

September 18, 2017 9

Bob Gosford received three marriage equality voting forms in the mail, where he should've only received one. What would you do in his situation?

How a tiny Environmental Defender’s Office brought mining giant Glencore to heel

September 13, 2017

How much does the NT government holding in security bonds from mining companies? The companies don't want you to know -- but a tiny band of determined activists have brought the information to light.

How the ‘dysfunctional’ Country Liberal Party lost the Northern Territory

September 8, 2017 4

It's a long, slow march back to power for the CLP.

Stability in the NT doesn’t mean Michael Gunner’s policy has to be boring

August 28, 2017

The old, foreboding curse "may you live in interesting times" doesn't apply to Michael Gunner's leadership. The real test of the NT government will be what forward-thinking policy they can implement during this period of stability.

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

August 18, 2017

When TFS, now Quintis, received major project status from the Country Liberal Party many were sceptical. But now the new Gunner government has decided to continue backing the company, we have to ask whether any of this stands up to scrutiny.

BuzzFeed’s clickbaity coverage of the 2017 Garma Festival veers into noble savage territory

August 14, 2017

BuzzFeed has a lesson in how not to cover the Garma Festival.

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

August 9, 2017

The Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum might, unsurprisingly, turn out to be subject to widespread fraud.

Indigenous clan takes land council to court over $29m in claimed losses from Muckaty Station debacle

July 26, 2017

Old wounds will be re-opened in the Federal Court after disgruntled Aboriginal Australians filed an action against the Northern Land Council for allegedly losing them large sums of money after canning the Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump proposal.

Is the NT inquiry into political donations already doomed?

July 17, 2017 1

Proposals for a local inquiry into political donations -- and its ugly cousin election funding -- have been around for a while. And this one might be DOA.