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Frydenberg’s nuclear waste dump - between an Adnyamathanha rock and a hard place

Bob GosfordMay 2, 20161 Comment

The choice of Barndioota—a scratch on the map with more dingoes and emus than people—as the most likely candidate for the dump has more than a few scratching their heads. I’ll bet Barndioota-to-a-brick that the Flinders Ranges will not be the site of the next nuclear waste dump.

Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

Bob GosfordApr 30, 20161 Comment

This collection, mostly from Vucciria but also from Ballarò, as well as the monthly organic food market in Palazzo Steri, is a tribute to those “objects of beauty”, but also to the men and women who have grown them, who bring them into markets across Sicily, as well as to those who vie with each other to sell them from street stalls, big and small.

Top of the ABC pops ... almost

Bob GosfordApr 27, 2016

"We've just got through the numbers for all the ABC FB sites around the country and your photo has come in at number 2 ... The post beat 4 Corners, ABC News, The Drum and Rage. Crazy!" Rohan Barwick, ABC Alice Springs.

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Bob GosfordApr 22, 20162 Comments

On a cool April night in Alice Springs ... this I saw.

Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Bob GosfordApr 20, 20161 Comment

Ask a Red Centre tour guide - you can’t tell Australians anything. During school holidays we would always get a lot of school trips; of the ones I guided 100% of students climbed up Uluru along with most of their teachers. Many had decided even before they departed school grounds that it would be the crowning achievement of the trip.

Action and inaction, transparency and secrecy in the NT

Action and inaction, transparency and secrecy in the NT

Bob GosfordApr 19, 2016

Are the people of Darwin - and the institutions that should protect them - prepared for and protected from the environmental risks associated with an escalation of military traffic and construction of new military infrastructure, including new ammunition handling facilities to support the US Air Forces Air Force Global Strike Command?

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Bob GosfordApr 14, 2016

Veterinary programs improve the health of dogs, so that they are less prone to parasites and have better body condition. Desexed animals live longer and healthier lives. Through surgical desexing, we prevent unwanted puppies; fewer dogs means less competition for food.

"Not fit for humans" - the remote housing crisis in the NT

Bob GosfordApr 12, 2016

NT housing minister Bess Price admitted that Aboriginal housing was unacceptable. “I’ve visited communities, where the houses have been built in the eighties, and it’s not fit for humans.”

"Governu Australia ... Na'ok-Teen" - Scare tactics and peaceful demonstrations in Timor Leste

Bob GosfordFeb 27, 2016

We understand that people who work for the Australian government, the programs it funds, or the United Nations have had to surrender their freedom of speech on these issues, but many others have not: La'o Hamutuk.

Drawing the (median) line. A Declaration to the Australian Government on Timor-Leste

Drawing the (median) line. A Declaration to the Australian Government on Timor-Leste

Bob GosfordFeb 27, 20162 Comments

Many Australian people believe that your Government has been generous to our people, but this is a misconception. Since 1999, Australia has provided approximately US$1.7 billion in military and civilian assistance for Timor-Leste through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms. During the same sixteen years, the Australian government has received nearly $5 billion dollars in revenues from oil and gas fields which rightfully belong to Timor-Leste. The more than three billion dollars Timor-Leste has “given” to Australia makes us your largest aid donor, not the other way around.