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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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Vale Brian Manning – Michael Gunner MLA’s Condolence Motion to the NT parliament

Others have spoken of his time in the Territory, I would like to talk about what made the man: from a dirt poor childhood living on the fringes of a tiny Queensland town, to his life as an advocate of human rights here in the Territory and overseas.

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Persons of Interest: ASIO, the NT Special Branch, blackfellas and Yippies – the struggle for Land Rights in Darwin

I know that the Special Branch of the NT Police was following us around. The Police gave a lot of Aboriginal people the impression that – and this is a story I heard so often – “You are causing trouble. You are troublemakers. You are getting us all into trouble.”

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A “war on truancy”? Why Nigel Scullion’s stunt is doomed to fail.

In Kununurra for example, 14 teacher support positions are to be lost in 2014 across the two schools. Now, rather than aspiring to be teachers, maybe they can look forward to careers as truancy officers.

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A tale of two Territory women. Rebecca Healy, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, the ABC and a defamation action

On the afternoon of the 26th of January 2012 Rebecca Healy and Rosalie Kunoth-Monks were both on the lawns near to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy across from Old Parliament House in Canberra and far from Tennant Creek. What happened next would see them on opposite sides in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

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