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

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

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the Northern Territory Intervention, former MLA Alison Anderson appears to have done a political backflip and withdrawn her approval of the program, reports Bob Gosford.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

Bob Gosford 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

David Curl August 17, 2009 1 Comment

“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

Bob Gosford August 14, 2009 3 Comments

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?

Crikey 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

Chris Graham August 12, 2009 3 Comments

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

Crikey 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.

A new NT Government by Friday — the fix is in at 4 o’clock today

Bob Gosford August 10, 2009 7 Comments

Today an extraordinary sitting of the NT Legislative Assembly will begin the inevitable process of knocking Paul Henderson’s sorry failure of a Labor government on the head.

Alice camps injunction is down to Macklin

Alice camps injunction is down to Macklin

Chris Graham August 7, 2009 10 Comments

The Federal Court has delayed acquisition of Alice Springs town camps. Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin should have seen this coming.

NT ALP moves into election mode

Crikey August 7, 2009

The Northern Territory government has switched into election mode, as it faces the very real prospect that the Territory will go back to the polls following the exit of renegade MP Alison Anderson.