August, 2017

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

, Aug 09, 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

, Jul 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

, Jul 21, 2017

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?

, Jul 17, 2017

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

, Jul 14, 2017

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

, Jun 19, 2017

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.
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Calls for a treaty with Aboriginal Australia have a long and troubled history

, May 31, 2017

Much of the Uluru statement consists of emotional -- albeit noble -- claims, motherhood statements and flowery language.

Scorecard: 9 months since election day, how is the NT’s new(ish) Labor government doing?

, May 25, 2017

Unfortunately, the party's record to date is none too impressive, writes legal academic at Charles Darwin University Ken Parish.

Croc wars: the case for culling

, Mar 20, 2017

It is no surprise that the debate around whether or not we should “manage” croc populations re-ignites when attacks like this take place, writes Crikey intern Isabelle Amy.

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

, Feb 24, 2017

NT blogger Bob Gosford reckons he knows the answer, and it's not Queensland.

Rundle: why the right hates Dylan Voller

, Dec 15, 2016

Dylan Voller is a product of an underinvestment in society, But it is far easier for the right wing to label him as "wicked", in which case he deserves what he gets.

Scullion’s disastrous indigenous work-for-the-dole mainly leads to financial penalties

, Dec 12, 2016

Deploying the tired trope of indigenous dysfunction and making assumptions about behavioural modification will not magically create jobs, writes Jon Altman, research professor, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

Notes on a scandalous government

, Nov 29, 2016

Adam Giles held on for so long because he was "the alpha male, the strongest performer -- the most ruthless and the most willing to strike to defend his territory."

Crocs in the cabinet: the full and true account of a government gone troppo

, Nov 28, 2016

The public blood sport that was the Terry Mills/Adam Giles governments has been laid bare by Ben Smee and Christopher A. Walsh of the NT News.

Windschuttle cocks it up, alleging grand Aboriginal conspiracy

, Nov 21, 2016

Back to the drawing board, Keith.

Paying tribute to a soldier and journalist

, Nov 09, 2016

An edited Remembrance Day speech from federal Labor MP Luke Gosling.

‘Jesus loves nachos is an icon’: the art of the impossible in the Top End

, Nov 04, 2016

The NT government will not touch the "Jesus loves nachos", the iconic graffiti on the way out of Katherine.
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Forget the Cup, this is the race that stops the bush

, Nov 01, 2016

The Santa Teresa races are a little more casual than the Melbourne Cup, but they are no less thrilling.

Fracking could blow huge holes in NT Labor’s unity

, Oct 12, 2016

Less than two months into the new NT Labor government, the controversial issue of fracking is threatening the party's newfound unity, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.
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The space between the boxes: how white Australia ‘remembers’ Aboriginal Australia

, Sep 27, 2016

Every now and then, the real experiences of indigenous Australians disrupts our idea of things, but not nearly often enough, writes NT artist Therese Ritchie.