We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Over its four years, Rural Weekly NT tried to give a voice to the agricultural sector in the red centre. Now the paper has met its end.
The Northern Territory General Assembly has tried to patch up a recent fiasco involving the incorrect appointment of local court judges. The problem is that it's not such an easy mistake to fix.
To ensure the adversarial system works as well as it can, the accused must have counsel at least on par with that of the Crown. In the NT, this is rarely the case.
The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.
In the early 1980s, pressure was building against the Northern Territory as a tax haven and those protecting it.
Doing the Darwin Shuffle was big in the '70s. No, it wasn't a dance move. The Darwin Shuffle is an avoidance scheme that operated in the NT from at least the early 1970s through to the 1980s and had serious political ramifications.
The case of NT News reporter Craig Dunlop, who has been facing contempt of court charges, should be a lesson for court administrators and judges everywhere: if you're going to charge a journalist and their employer, make sure you know who published what, when and on whose authority.
There are certainly some details missing in this offering from the Minister for Tourism and Culture.
By itself, Queensland’s proposed Adani coal mine would result in 5 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, Adani is a "carbon-bomb".
The upcoming sentencing of Pine Gap protesters found guilty under harsh defence laws will signal our commitment to disproportionately penalising dissent, no matter how peaceful.