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Bob Gosford

Bob Gosford  — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Darwin-based journalist and The Northern Myth blogger

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

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

Bob GosfordAug 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

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

Bob GosfordAug 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

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

Bob GosfordAug 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

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

Bob GosfordJul 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?

Is the NT inquiry into political donations already doomed?

Bob GosfordJul 17, 20171 Comment

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.

'You don't know what a First World economy is': NT judge rants at 13-year-old

'You don't know what a First World economy is': NT judge rants at 13-year-old

Bob GosfordJun 19, 201717 Comments

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.

Calls for a treaty with Aboriginal Australia have a long and troubled history

Calls for a treaty with Aboriginal Australia have a long and troubled history

Bob GosfordMay 31, 20171 Comment

Much of the Uluru statement consists of emotional -- albeit noble -- claims, motherhood statements and flowery language.

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

Bob GosfordFeb 24, 20171 Comment

NT blogger Bob Gosford reckons he knows the answer, and it's not Queensland.

Notes on a scandalous government

Notes on a scandalous government

Bob GosfordNov 29, 2016

Adam Giles held on for so long because he was "the alpha male, the strongest performer -- the most ruthless and the most willing to strike to defend his territory."

Crocs in the cabinet: the full and true account of a government gone troppo

Crocs in the cabinet: the full and true account of a government gone troppo

Bob GosfordNov 28, 20162 Comments

The public blood sport that was the Terry Mills/Adam Giles governments has been laid bare by Ben Smee and Christopher A. Walsh of the NT News.