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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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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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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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The “Typhoid Mary” of NT politics and the Blain by-election.

How the north was won – Alison Anderson and Matthew Cranitch got the CLP over the line in Blain.

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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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Why Darwin must have something to say

Darwin bucked the trend at the turn of last century in the way Asian settlers underpinned whatever successes the tiny frontier town could claim, potentially becoming a model for a non-Eurocentric form of belonging to this continent. Unfortunately this prospect so alarmed the whiskered white men in power down south that the White Australia Policy was crafted instead.

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NT Politics. Why the Gang of Three was (almost) right.

“If ever I’ve met a racist group of people, I’ve met them in the Country Liberal Party,” Alison Anderson, 2014.

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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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Pilger’s ‘Utopia’ – not journalism, not a documentary. The News from Alice Springs

“The film cannot rightly be called ‘documentary’ or ‘journalism’ if those words are still to have any standards attached to them. It does not ask questions, other than ones Pilger thinks he knows the answers to … “

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