‘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

June 19, 2017 17

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

May 31, 2017 2

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?

May 25, 2017 2

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

Croc wars: the case for culling

March 20, 2017 6

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?

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

February 24, 2017 1

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

Rundle: why the right hates Dylan Voller

Rundle: why the right hates Dylan Voller

December 15, 2016 21

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

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

December 12, 2016 1

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

Notes on a scandalous government

November 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

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

November 28, 2016 2

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

November 21, 2016 4

Back to the drawing board, Keith.