Bob Gosford  — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Darwin-based journalist and The Northern Myth blogger


The NT and the ‘bottom of the harbour’ scheme

April 18, 2018

In the early 1980s, pressure was building against the Northern Territory as a tax haven and those protecting it.

When the NT was Australia’s premier domestic tax haven – part one

April 16, 2018

Doing the Darwin Shuffle was big in the '70s. No, it wasn't a dance move. The Darwin Shuffle is an avoidance scheme that operated in the NT from at least the early 1970s through to the 1980s and had serious political ramifications.

Why an NT News court reporter was facing a contempt of court charge

April 3, 2018

The case of NT News reporter Craig Dunlop, who has been facing contempt of court charges, should be a lesson for court administrators and judges everywhere: if you're going to charge a journalist and their employer, make sure you know who published what, when and on whose authority.

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.