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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

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

The case of Nomads of the Australian Desert sheds light on the legal system's struggle to reckon with the publication of sacred Indigenous material.

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The 2019 NAIDOC blachung cook off was another reminder of the vast influences that have come to define the city's community and culture.

Northern Territory looks for a quick fix on judge snafu

Northern Territory looks for a quick fix on judge snafu

The Northern Territory General Assembly has tried to patch up a recent fiasco involving the incorrect appointment of local court judges. The problem is that it's not such an easy mistake to fix.

Ranger danger: the shocking number of rangers killed at work

Ranger danger: the shocking number of rangers killed at work

World Ranger Day is celebrated at functions worldwide on July 31 to commemorate rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work they do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.

The NT and the 'bottom of the harbour' scheme

The NT and the 'bottom of the harbour' scheme

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

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

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

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

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

NT judge brings 'judiciary into disrepute' but keeps job

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

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

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

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

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.