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More strife in the Top End as Maley SM resigns

Justinian on Peter Maley: “Why is a judicial officer ringing up a member of parliament, and were he in a position to sue would it be a nice look to bring a defamation action in the courts in his home jurisdiction?”

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The Sharks ‘offer’ – another set back for the credibility of anti-doping in Australia

Martin Hardie: “Actions like this by ASADA only serve to further undermine the public’s faith in the anti-doping system. We can only hope that the Federal Government properly reviews the operations of ASADA to restore faith in the anti-doping system and to create some semblance of fairness for athletes.”

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Elliott, NT. The town the Northern Territory forgot …

“This is just bullshit; it’s all gone backwards. Everything goes to Tennant Creek (headquarters of Barkly Council). We want to get Elliott going again, but Tennant Creek just shoots us down in flames,” Councillor Ray Aylett.

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NT Parliament calls for Foundation 51 inquiry. CLP spits dummy.

Gerry Wood: “People in the NT would like to know what the truth is, they want to see a system of elections that is not tainted, they want to see a government bringing out policies that are not favoured or tainted by whether someone is a donor to the party.”

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Peter Maley SM: Fit to sit?

Russell Goldflam: As I stated, “ … for a judicial officer to publicly continue an association with a political party is inconsistent with the principle of both impartiality and judicial independence”. That is my firm view.

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Peter Maley. 100% Territorian

Stipendiary Magistrate Peter Maley at 100% Darwin: “I’m currently a magistrate, I don’t know for how long.”

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Muckaty: Legality confronts morality

“I’m not sitting here and reflecting on the morality,” said Justice Anthony North of the Federal Court. “If it was so, I would have an easy answer.”

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Northern Land Council settles Muckaty claim

The allegations made against the NLC as to fraudulent and dishonest conduct cannot be substantiated on the evidence, and I reject them utterly. The statements that were made about the NLC, its processes and senior staff can be broadly characterised as scandalous and have no factual basis. The evidence of the applicants’ own witnesses is that the NLC did its job properly and consulted widely with the right groups and obtained the consent of the traditional owners.

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Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Bob Gosford looks at the impact of external global forces, local regulatory compliance concerns and internal turmoil on the future of the Northern Territory’s junior iron miner, Sherwin Iron.

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Essendon and Hird v ASADA

Anti doping and sporting organisations cannot do ‘whatever it takes’ to secure an anti doping conviction – they like all other organisations and persons are bound to act within the law.

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