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Articles by Bob Gosford

ASADA, the AFL and WADA – The main game

The bloody-minded focus upon a possible assertion of a possible anti-doping case against Essendon players, staff or even Stephen Dank, may well be found to be lacking if and when it comes to be tested in the proper forum and at the proper standard of proof.

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Alla Dignita Del Lavoro – day one in Palermo

It came to seem as if the mafia’s very purpose was to batter the organised working class in the countryside into submission.

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Legal hostilities end in failure for the Aboriginal corporate regulator

The very organisation that was attacking small Aboriginal corporations of no commercial consequence for being late with their paperwork itself had an out-of-date data base. ORIC was regularly forwarding correspondence to the NLC at its old address at Casuarina, long after it had moved to its Darwin CBD address in July 2007.

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Vale Paddy ‘Cookie’ Japaljarri Stewart

If you have ever visited the art centre at Yuendumu, it’s likely that you met Cookie … you would have heard him laugh or grind his teeth as he concentrated on his work.

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Good money after bad. The NT Government and the Ord River Irrigation Scheme

How viable will the proposed expansion of the massive Ord River Irrigation scheme be? Government’s are bullish but science, the environment, economics and history tell a very different story.

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The oppression of Aboriginal law

The authors of the Little Children Are Sacred report found that overall levels of dysfunction were higher in Indigenous communities where traditional law had significantly broken down. They argued that is more likely that Indigenous people will respond positively to their own law and culture than to laws imposed upon them.

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Djambuy’s case and the recognition of Aboriginal customary law

“This is the first time in a long time that Balanda (European) and Yolngu laws have worked together like this. Yolngu are not asking for a separate system. This is about creating a dialogue between the two systems.”

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Bruce Davidson and the myth of a northern food bowl

‘Dr Davidson’s’ lectures combined a sweep of history and a breadth of disciplines with a fund of anecdotes and not a little eccentricity.

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The AFL, the NRL and ASADA – an athlete’s right to piss inside the tent

ASADA will fail Australian sport if it doesn’t put in the hard yards to ensure that sports men and women are inside the tent, not just outside pissing in tin cups.

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Reporting From Arnhemland

Another day in the office for a journalist on the Arnhemland beat. “The corrugated iron is covering a litter of dead puppies …”

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