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

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

Bob GosfordAug 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

Fear and loathing on the fracking trail in Katherine

Rod CampbellAug 10, 20172 Comments

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

NT indigenous employment program might be fraudulent as well as racist

Bob GosfordAug 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

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

Raelene Webb QCJul 21, 20171 Comment

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

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

Russell GoldflamJul 14, 20171 Comment

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).

'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

Bob GosfordJun 19, 201717 Comments

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.

Crikey Worm: healthcare changes mooted, Schapelle comes home, Manus class action

Crikey Worm: healthcare changes mooted, Schapelle comes home, Manus class action

Cassidy KnowltonMay 29, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The government is considering radical changes to the health system, Schapelle Corby has returned to Australia, and a class action brought by detainees on Manus Island will begin this week. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

Bob GosfordFeb 24, 20171 Comment

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

NT independent not happy about changes to abortion laws

CrikeyFeb 16, 20171 Comment

His name is Gerry and he has issued a press release seemingly addressed to foetuses.

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

Bob GosfordNov 28, 20162 Comments

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.