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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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Turning the fire hose on Pilger’s dystopia

When we see dangerously naïve or misguided non-Aboriginal crusaders running around hurling emotional Molotov cocktails willy nilly into the flammable undergrowth of community perceptions and politics, I believe it is sometimes necessary to turn the fire prevention hoses onto them.

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Timor-Leste’s new media law – is press freedom under threat?

“This proposed law is reminiscent of policies implemented by dictatorships everywhere to hide the reality in their countries from the world, strangling people’s freedom of expression to preserve their power,” La’o Hamutuk, 29 May 2014

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Vale Jane Hodson, 1957–2014

Jane had a great capacity for fun, a wicked sense of humour and a bold and lively wit. She was known to give frank and fearless advice – whether asked for or not – and was inclusive, supportive and compassionate.

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The F-35 flies! A sneak peak from the US Marines airshow (updated)

Upwards of 75,000 people will be at the Cherry Point Marine Base in North Carolina today for what is only the second time that the F-35 Lighting Joint Strike Fighter has flown for the public. The Northern Myth got a sneak preview yesterday.

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Alison Anderson, John Elferink and the second person accusative.

“A point of order, Madam Speaker! She remains in breach. She is using the second person accusative rather than the third person referencing her comments through the Chair.”

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With the top end of town in the Top End – the CLP’s Foundation 51

Has the NSW disease spread to the big end of town in the Top End? What are the links between the CLP and the secretive Foundation 51?

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