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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.

Rundle: Twiggy's Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

Rundle: Twiggy's Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

Guy RundleAug 14, 201717 Comments

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.

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.

Fear and loathing on the fracking trail in Katherine

Fear and loathing on the fracking trail in Katherine

Rod CampbellAug 10, 20172 Comments

Is the Northern Territory Labor government wavering in its commitment to ban fracking? Rod Campbell, research director at The Australia Institute, travels up north to find out.

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.

Michael Kirby lecture: on native title and the legacy of Mabo

Michael Kirby lecture: on native title and the legacy of Mabo

Raelene Webb QCJul 21, 20171 Comment

Raelene Webb QC reflects on the legal history of native title in the 11th Michael Kirby lecture.

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.

The NT's mandatory sentencing laws are the harshest and most ineffective in Australia

The NT's mandatory sentencing laws are the harshest and most ineffective in Australia

Russell GoldflamJul 14, 20171 Comment

Even the Territory's judges have vented their frustrations at mandatory sentencing laws, writes Russell Goldflam, president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT).

'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.