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Fate of Pine Gap protesters could set an ugly precedent for free speech

Fate of Pine Gap protesters could set an ugly precedent for free speech

Dan Wood November 29, 2017 6 Comments

The upcoming sentencing of Pine Gap protesters found guilty under harsh defence laws will signal our commitment to disproportionately penalising dissent, no matter how peaceful.

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

Dan Wood November 23, 2017 1 Comment

The Tiwi people, exploited by an industry of researchers, educators, and politicians, have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet, writes author Marie Munkara

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

vening.jack@gmail.com November 21, 2017 6 Comments

The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.

Is Scullion really ending his ‘racist’ welfare program?

Is Scullion really ending his ‘racist’ welfare program?

Max Chalmers October 30, 2017 3 Comments

If reports are anything to go by, Nigel Scullion's sudden promotion to leader of the Nationals isn't the only big change coming for him.

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 September 18, 2017 9 Comments

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

Bob Gosford 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

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

Bob Gosford September 8, 2017 4 Comments

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

Why aren’t we talking about <em>The Queen and Zak Grieve</em>?

Why aren’t we talking about The Queen and Zak Grieve?

Luke Buckmaster September 8, 2017 4 Comments

Dan Box excels in this commendable documentary from The Australian.

What’s in a name? The fundamental politics of restoring indigenous names for country

What’s in a name? The fundamental politics of restoring indigenous names for country

Crikey August 30, 2017 6 Comments

Knowing the indigenous names for the land we occupy is not about learning history, it is a step towards rehabilitating our national character, writes Chips Mackinolty.

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

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

Bob Gosford 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.