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Topic archives: Northern Territory

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

November 21, 2017 6

The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.

How a tiny Environmental Defender’s Office brought mining giant Glencore to heel

September 13, 2017

How much does the NT government holding in security bonds from mining companies? The companies don't want you to know -- but a tiny band of determined activists have brought the information to light.

Why aren’t we talking about The Queen and Zak Grieve?

September 8, 2017 4

Dan Box excels in this commendable documentary from The Australian.

What’s in a name? The fundamental politics of restoring indigenous names for country

August 30, 2017 6

Knowing the indigenous names for the land we occupy is not about learning history, it is a step towards rehabilitating our national character, writes Chips Mackinolty.

Stability in the NT doesn’t mean Michael Gunner’s policy has to be boring

August 28, 2017

The old, foreboding curse "may you live in interesting times" doesn't apply to Michael Gunner's leadership. The real test of the NT government will be what forward-thinking policy they can implement during this period of stability.

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

August 18, 2017

When TFS, now Quintis, received major project status from the Country Liberal Party many were sceptical. But now the new Gunner government has decided to continue backing the company, we have to ask whether any of this stands up to scrutiny.

Fear and loathing on the fracking trail in Katherine

August 10, 2017 2

Is the Northern Territory Labor government wavering in its commitment to ban fracking? Rod Campbell, research director at The Australia Institute, travels up north to find out.

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

August 9, 2017

The Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum might, unsurprisingly, turn out to be subject to widespread fraud.

Michael Kirby lecture: on native title and the legacy of Mabo

July 21, 2017 1

Raelene Webb QC reflects on the legal history of native title in the 11th Michael Kirby lecture.

The NT’s mandatory sentencing laws are the harshest and most ineffective in Australia

July 14, 2017 1

Even the Territory's judges have vented their frustrations at mandatory sentencing laws, writes Russell Goldflam, president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT).