We should be welcome UN’s Intervention interfering

September 4, 2009

Last week, the UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights released his criticisms of the NT intervention, much to the chagrin of many Aussie pollies. However, Australia shouldn't continue to ignore objective international advice, writes Binoy Kampmark.

NT town camp objections highlight past failures

September 2, 2009

Jenny Macklin's attempts to change Alice Springs town camp leases are being attacked by Tangentyere council. But Tangentyere's failures are a perfect example of why reform is needed, writes Bob Durnan.

In politics, it does matter if you’re black or white

September 1, 2009

Why are democratic elections banned and women representation reduced to 50% in the new indigenous advisory body? It's different rules for indigenous and non-indigenous politics, writes Stephen Hagan.

Has Anderson finally gone bush and joined the “anti-interventionistas”?

Has Anderson finally gone bush and joined the “anti-interventionistas”?

August 31, 2009

After consistently supporting the Northern Territory Intervention, former MLA Alison Anderson appears to have done a political backflip and withdrawn her approval of the program, reports Bob Gosford.

At least one good reason why the NT should never be a state

August 25, 2009

Amongst all the chaos in the NT recently, none of the press -- local or national -- or appear to have caught the real back-story of how Canberra's law saved Henderson’s flailing government, says Bob Gosford.

NT washup: desperately seeking stability

August 17, 2009 1

“Peace for our time” read the paper held aloft in the Darwin Parliament last Friday, when MLA Gerry Wood announced that he would keep the embattled ALP in power. But peace is a troubled concept.

Gerry Woods saves “peace, order and good government” in the NT

August 14, 2009 3

In a busy day up north, Alison Anderson has resigned from NT parliament and independent Gerry Wood has saved the Labor government. Bob Gosford and David Curl discuss the latest developments.

Independent likely to support NT Labor?

August 13, 2009

Rumours are circulating that NT Independent MLA Gerry Wood will vote to support the Labor government remaining in power so as to disrupt the NT economy, writes Ken Parish.

Time to start making sense, Galarrwuy

August 12, 2009 3

Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu has dumped a bucket on the NT intervention -- a policy that only two years ago had his support Chris Graham is confused.

NT issues are pretty black and white

August 12, 2009

The political mess that is the NT continues to worsen, with a troubled public service, lack of services to indigenous communities and reliance on the federal government.