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Lies, death threats and identity theft: a tale of NT bureaucracy

Lies, death threats and identity theft: a tale of NT bureaucracy

A long history of confrontations and bad behaviour within the Northern Territory's Education Department culminated recently in a very strange public apology.

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.

Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

How do we get more Aboriginal adults into the workforce? Old thinking needs to be thrown out -- Tony Abbott needs a radical new agenda, writes indigenous academic Jon Altman from the Australian National University.

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

Crikey readers talk the dangers of weed, micro solutions for Aboriginal poverty and why we don't need to worry about Indonesia.

Stolen Lives: crusader preventing suicide by promoting identity

Stolen Lives: crusader preventing suicide by promoting identity

Aaron Stuart is from the Ngarabunna tribe. He spends his days saving -- and sometimes failing to save -- the lives of suicidal people. Aboriginal identity is his best defence, writes Kate Horowitz.

Remote NT education crisis: lost in the Warlpiri triangle

Remote NT education crisis: lost in the Warlpiri triangle

Bob Gosford takes a closer look at the crisis at the heart of the administration of remote education in the Northern Territory, examining attendance levels in Lajamanu, Alice Springs, which is about as remote as you can get in the NT.

NT education policy is a giant croc

NT education policy is a giant croc

Both state and federal governments are launching all kinds of madcap schemes to lure kids back to school in the NT. Hopefully this will lead to the beginning of the end for its "magic realist" education policy, writes Piers Kelly.

Marion Scrymgour: it’s time I said something

Marion Scrymgour: it’s time I said something

There is too much ongoing misinformation from whitefellas like Bob Gosford who can just walk away from the plight that faces our people, writes Marion Scrymgour.

Open letter to Marion Scrymgour

Open letter to Marion Scrymgour

I believe our bilingual program has been working well because all our children who go to school in Yuendumu speak our Warlpiri language very well and we have strong Warlpiri families, writes Cecily Napanangka Granites.

Graduation Day in Wadeye

Graduation Day in Wadeye

Monday’s academic ceremony was a triumph for the Wadeye community and for Batchelor Institute, writes Graham Ring.