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

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?

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

August 14, 2017 17

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

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

August 10, 2017 2

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

August 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

July 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

July 21, 2017 1

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?

July 17, 2017 1

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

July 14, 2017 1

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).