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Robert Gosford

Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

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Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Bob GosfordApr 20, 20161 Comment

Ask a Red Centre tour guide - you can’t tell Australians anything. During school holidays we would always get a lot of school trips; of the ones I guided 100% of students climbed up Uluru along with most of their teachers. Many had decided even before they departed school grounds that it would be the crowning achievement of the trip.

Action and inaction, transparency and secrecy in the NT

Action and inaction, transparency and secrecy in the NT

Bob GosfordApr 19, 2016

Are the people of Darwin - and the institutions that should protect them - prepared for and protected from the environmental risks associated with an escalation of military traffic and construction of new military infrastructure, including new ammunition handling facilities to support the US Air Forces Air Force Global Strike Command?

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Bob GosfordApr 14, 2016

Veterinary programs improve the health of dogs, so that they are less prone to parasites and have better body condition. Desexed animals live longer and healthier lives. Through surgical desexing, we prevent unwanted puppies; fewer dogs means less competition for food.

“I’m sad for my house

“I’m sad for my house" - Five case studies in decay and neglect in remote NT Housing

Bob GosfordApr 12, 2016

"I ask them ‘I got a problem with my water and I got a problem with my house, can I get someone to help me’? “They say ‘sorry, come back next week’.”

"Not fit for humans" - the remote housing crisis in the NT

Bob GosfordApr 12, 2016

NT housing minister Bess Price admitted that Aboriginal housing was unacceptable. “I’ve visited communities, where the houses have been built in the eighties, and it’s not fit for humans.”

The NT Economy - On-Track or off the rails?

The NT Economy - On-Track or off the rails?

Bob GosfordMar 16, 20164 Comments

Darwin lawyer Matt Punch has a look at the recent economic indicators and the CLP government’s ‘stimulus’ that tell us all is not well in the Territory.

The ghost of the Stella Maris - Wyvill SC denied, Lawrie appeals

Bob GosfordMar 8, 20161 Comment

As I indicated in this piece last week, it appears that Alistair Wyvill SC has been unable to overcome the hurdles presented by Ashby v Slipper, the leading case on the right of a non-party to intervene in an appeal on the basis of an affected reputation. There the Full Court of the Federal Court held that as Harmer had no personal interest in the proceedings, he was not adversely affected by orders for the dismissal of proceedings.

The CLP's 'treacherous bastards' face the prospect of electoral oblivion

Bob GosfordMar 7, 20162 Comments

This past weekend's CLP Central Council meeting was an underwhelming success that brings the internal turmoil and political future of key party members into closer focus. Bob Gosford reports from Alice Springs.

On southern judges, NT politicians and yards of silk. Delia Lawrie v John Lawler.

On southern judges, NT politicians and yards of silk. Delia Lawrie v John Lawler.

Bob GosfordMar 1, 2016

"Governu Australia ... Na'ok-Teen" - Scare tactics and peaceful demonstrations in Timor Leste

Bob GosfordFeb 27, 2016

We understand that people who work for the Australian government, the programs it funds, or the United Nations have had to surrender their freedom of speech on these issues, but many others have not: La'o Hamutuk.