Macklin botches Alice Springs town camp compulsory acquisition

July 27, 2009 17

Jenny Macklin has botched the compulsory acquisition of the Alice Springs town camps for the second time in as many months, and now faces the prospect of having to cut a deal with Tangentyere Council.

Aboriginal patients may end up the real losers in ACC victory

July 23, 2009 1

After a long-running legal tussle, a remote Aboriginal health clinic has lost its battle against the Australian Crime Commission to safeguard the privacy of its patient records.

No fairy floss, no show, for NT kids under income management

July 23, 2009 7

Thousands of Aboriginal Territorians, half of whose income is controlled through income quarantining and management, won’t be able to access money through their Basic Cards to get into the Royal Darwin Show this week.

Federal Court grants ACC access to indigenous kids’ medical files

July 10, 2009

A full bench of the Federal Court today ruled that the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) must take the interests of Indigenous children into account when investigating child abuse in Indigenous communities, writes Henri Ivrey.

Hope and concern jostle as times change for CDEPs

July 1, 2009 1

The East Kimberley CDEP is bracing for the awkward fallout of change, writes Kayt Davies.

Miaili, Rembarrnga, Ngalakgan, Dalabon, Jawoyn: save these languages

June 30, 2009

We nurse a deep failure to appreciate the value of Australia’s unique linguistic diversity and the lost opportunities resulting from an entrenched “deep monolingualism”.

“Bad luck” NT court decision: white defendant, black victim

“Bad luck” NT court decision: white defendant, black victim

June 24, 2009 15

The plight of the Aboriginal person in the Northern Territory legal system is truly awful -- and that goes for victims of crime as well as defendants.

Fluffy: Camp Dog of the Week

June 19, 2009

Meet Fluffy, Bob Gosford's Dog of the Week.

Marion Scrymgour just changed black politics forever

Marion Scrymgour just changed black politics forever

June 5, 2009 7

In politics, it seems, you can justify almost anything; being an Aboriginal member of the Labor or Liberal Party is no longer one of them, given Marion Scrymgour's recent exit from the Labor Party in NT.

One thing is black and white, NT Labor’s time is up

June 5, 2009 1

While many of the failures of Labor in the NT have been felt by the wider NT electorate, it is no coincidence that Henderson’s government has been brought to its knees by an Aboriginal woman, writes Bob Gosford.