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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.

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 Gosford 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.

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 Rundle August 14, 2017 17 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 Gosford August 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

Crikey August 10, 2017 2 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.