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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.

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

Bob Gosford 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

Bob Gosford 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

Crikey July 21, 2017 1 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 Gosford July 17, 2017 1 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

Crikey July 14, 2017 1 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 Gosford June 19, 2017 17 Comments

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.

Calls for a treaty with Aboriginal Australia have a long and troubled history

Calls for a treaty with Aboriginal Australia have a long and troubled history

Bob Gosford May 31, 2017 1 Comment

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?

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

Crikey May 25, 2017 2 Comments

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