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Poverty tourism, dysfunction and the lucky country

Poverty tourism, dysfunction and the lucky country

June 4, 2014

The media's "poverty tourism" to remote NT communities does no good, writes Bob Gosford

Is media freedom in Timor-Leste under threat by a ‘return to dictatorship’?

Is media freedom in Timor-Leste under threat by a ‘return to dictatorship’?

June 2, 2014

A free press is essential to good democracy and government -- so what next for Timor-Leste's media?

Alison Anderson, John Elferink and the second person accusative.

Alison Anderson, John Elferink and the second person accusative.

May 9, 2014

Things are so tense in the NT parliament that a simple grammatical error can trigger a political brawl.

Will Napthine’s new route ruin Melbourne’s Metro?

Will Napthine’s new route ruin Melbourne’s Metro?

May 8, 2014

The Victorian government’s promised Melbourne Rail Link replaces the former government’s Metro. It follows a different route but the outcome is a lot better than the early leaks suggested.

Owls want loving too: ethno-ornithology from Zambian schoolchildren

Owls want loving too: ethno-ornithology from Zambian schoolchildren

May 5, 2014

In Zambia, owls are often seen as bad omens and killed as a result. Could owl populations be saved by educating the next generation of Zambians?

How the north was won: the battle over an NT byelection

How the north was won: the battle over an NT byelection

April 14, 2014

Adam Giles will keep his job, and it's all thanks to Alison Anderson -- the "Typhoid Mary" of NT politics.

We will rebuild: the resilience of Darwin

We will rebuild: the resilience of Darwin

April 4, 2014

Darwin's been destroyed and rebuilt four times. What is it about our most northern city that keeps people coming back?

ASADA, the AFL and WADA – The main game

ASADA, the AFL and WADA – The main game

March 20, 2014

The bloody-minded focus upon a possible assertion of a possible anti-doping case against Essendon players, staff or even Stephen Dank, may well be found to be lacking.

Legal hostilities end in failure for the Aboriginal corporate regulator

Legal hostilities end in failure for the Aboriginal corporate regulator

February 21, 2014

The very organisation that was attacking small Aboriginal corporations of no commercial consequence for being late with their paperwork itself had an out-of-date data base.

Good money after bad: The NT government and the Ord River Irrigation Scheme

Good money after bad: The NT government and the Ord River Irrigation Scheme

February 14, 2014

How viable will the proposed expansion of the massive Ord River Irrigation scheme be? Governments are bullish but science, the environment, economics and history tell a very different story.