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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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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attacking small Aboriginal corporations of no commercial consequence for being late with their paperwork itself had an out-of-date data base.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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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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What to do if pulled over by Queensland police? Make a movie.

Anyone on a bike or wearing biker clothing can be reasonably suspected to have criminal associations in Queensland. That is nothing short of discrimination and “profiling”, yet it is now enshrined in Queensland law. “The difficulty with that is a police officer can say to a person that they have a reasonable suspicion, but in reality that would be totally unreasonable,”

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4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

“The fucking cops are chasing me down the main street of Katherine with a summons. I can’t go to fucking Berrimah [jail]. I can’t read or write.”

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My name is Northern Territory and I am an alcoholic. Getting Groggy with it in Darwin

Everyone assumes that grog is an exclusively Aboriginal problem. That is simply untrue. Around 50 per cent of Aboriginal people don’t drink at all. If the Northern Territory were a nation, we would have the third highest per capita consumption in the world.

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Essendon Football Club v Australian Football League

“The establishment of ASADA will mean that sports, athletes and the public can have complete confidence that doping allegations will be investigated and pursued in an independent, robust and transparent way,” – Kevin Andrews MP, December 2005

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Defending Essendon – an open letter from Bruce Francis

Self-proclaimed “reasonable man”, Bruce Francis defends the Essendon Football Club.

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Jack Charles has no right to be alive … let alone …

Jack Charles v The Crown at the Darwin Amphitheatre – no pathetic-junkie-tale here. No poor-bugger-me blackfella either. Just a great tale from an artist almost lost to us.

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