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The next Senator for the NT will be ... a captain's pick

The next Senator for the NT will be ... a captain's pick

Bob GosfordMay 27, 20161 Comment

The right faction has swung behind Ursula Raymond, most recently the chief of staff for retiring Senator Nova Peris and an associate producer for Darwin's annual Garrmalang Festival. Raymond is reportedly strongly-favoured by the Federal member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, and is a close friend of Snowdon's wife Elizabeth.

The ABC, the Country Liberal Party, the Kenbi land claim and a southern journalist.

The ABC, the Country Liberal Party, the Kenbi land claim and a southern journalist.

Bob GosfordMay 26, 2016

The Kenbi land claim survived. But it would face more challenges from CLP governments until a newly-elected Labor government decided in 2001 to call a halt to legal shenanigans and accept the December 2000 recommendations of Aboriginal Land Commissioner Peter Gray.

The Super Nova that never was

The Super Nova that never was

Bob GosfordMay 24, 2016

According to Labor's affirmative action rules--that at least one in three candidates should be a woman--the tip would be for a woman, preferably an Aboriginal woman, to get the gig. But that can be overridden by the urgency rule, and the decision on a replacement for Peris can, and most likely will, be made by the local administrative committee.

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The internet of shit: @Telstra and life in a telecoms backwater

The internet of shit: @Telstra and life in a telecoms backwater

Bob GosfordMay 21, 20161 Comment

Meanwhile my wallet gets stiffed three ways--iiNet get their monthly fee for an ADSL2+ service I can't access and Telstra gets two bites of my cherry--rental for a dead landline and $50 a pop every time I recharge the mobile wi-fi dongle.

Giving a shit. Koulla Roussos on art and law

Giving a shit. Koulla Roussos on art and law

Bob GosfordMay 19, 2016

Begin by accepting that no one should be represented by an underpaid and under experienced lawyer, and no one in the arts should work to make your life brighter and richer for a pittance or for free, Koulla Roussos, Darwin 2016.

Vale Judy Napangardi Watson, 1925 - 2016 - Warlpiri artist and force of nature

Vale Judy Napangardi Watson, 1925 - 2016 - Warlpiri artist and force of nature

Bob GosfordMay 19, 2016

Many Warlpiri, like Judy Napangardi, elected to use the wildest, most inventive of palettes to represent their country and as a means of re-affirming their relationship with it

That incessant noise ... King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. From Darwin to the Billboard charts

That incessant noise ... King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. From Darwin to the Billboard charts

Bob GosfordMay 16, 2016

Our son's band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard--named in a fit of fun when they were all playing in other bands and thought they'd be getting together only once to play a friend's party--are in the middle of their fifth US tour.

The CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

The CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

Bob GosfordMay 15, 2016

“ … a rancid dead dog.” Ex-CLP leader Jodeen Carney. Northern Territory News. July 2015, channeling an Adam Giles quote from 2009.

The NT's CLP in bed with the Eels, but how slimy are the sheets?

The NT's CLP in bed with the Eels, but how slimy are the sheets?

Bob GosfordMay 13, 2016

An unkind observer might note that the Parramatta Eels are the only show in town with more reshuffles and coups than the NT’s Country Liberal Party.

Malcolm Turnbull, Joseph Stalin and me

Malcolm Turnbull, Joseph Stalin and me

Bob GosfordMay 12, 2016