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Articles by Bob Gosford

Bird of the Week: Mile Jedinak’s Crystal Palace Eagles soar in the Premier League

Australian player Mile Jedinak joined Crystal Palace three seasons ago. Palace has been a home to a number of Aussie bone-shattering defenders in recent years – Kevin Muscat, Craig Moore, Craig Foster and Tony Popovic – all powerful Socceroos with a nose for blood, have been Palace Eagles. Jedinak’s performance at Palace is one of the great sporting stories of 2014.

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The “Typhoid Mary” of NT politics and the Blain by-election.

How the north was won – Alison Anderson and Matthew Cranitch got the CLP over the line in Blain.

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Tragic confrontation in the desert

I find Nicolas Rothwell’s bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” – and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

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Grog. Again.

Unlike me, she was Aboriginal. And unlike me, as we exited the bottle shop, she was stopped by the police officer stationed at the door, who conducted a mini-interrogation. Name? Address? Where are you taking this carton?

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Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

The “mortal threat to traditional law and culture” to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

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Why Darwin must have something to say

Darwin bucked the trend at the turn of last century in the way Asian settlers underpinned whatever successes the tiny frontier town could claim, potentially becoming a model for a non-Eurocentric form of belonging to this continent. Unfortunately this prospect so alarmed the whiskered white men in power down south that the White Australia Policy was crafted instead.

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The canary in the oil-well. Timor-Leste’s oil revenue in rapid decline

Timor-Leste’s leaders must adopt realistic policies and make a serious effort to develop a productive local economy to replace non-renewable oil and gas reserves, rather than relying on wishful thinking about possible future discoveries. The alternatives are frightening indeed.

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For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?

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NT Politics. Why the Gang of Three was (almost) right.

“If ever I’ve met a racist group of people, I’ve met them in the Country Liberal Party,” Alison Anderson, 2014.

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La finestra-rondelle di Palermo

“Can you help me get to Australia? Is very good.” I try my best to communicate the difficulties he and his friends may have getting there. He mentions a boat.

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