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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.

RU486 - will the NT allow women the right to choose?

RU486 - will the NT allow women the right to choose?

Bob GosfordDec 2, 2015

Dr Suzanne Belton, chair of the Family Planning Association NT: "The NT [is] at least 25 years behind the rest of the world and is out of step with all other states and territories in Australia." Kezia Purick has long expressed concern that the unavailability of RU486 in the NT was forcing women to travel interstate to obtain access.

The NT's Paperless Arrest Mess

The NT's Paperless Arrest Mess

Bob GosfordSep 8, 2015

“We can’t arrest ourselves out of this mess”: former NT Police Association President Vince Kelly.

NT Health Minister John Elferink on death, dollars and dialysis

NT Health Minister John Elferink on death, dollars and dialysis

Bob GosfordAug 21, 201510 Comments

"Renal failure is a post-colonial disease, short and simple. The causes of renal failure are complex. But what we do know is that the highest rates of kidney disease are found in fourth world communities. This is the situation we face in central and remote Australia." Sarah Brown, Western Desert Dialysis

Joe Hockey was right - Adam Giles' push for NT Statehood is a joke

Joe Hockey was right - Adam Giles' push for NT Statehood is a joke

Bob GosfordJul 25, 20154 Comments

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles may be looking for a new career in stand-up comedy with his latest "Statehood" routine. Joe Hockey was laughing like a drain and I nearly drove into one. Here is why ...

The Minister, a shady Japanese bar and the $5200 4am hospitality tab

The Minister, a shady Japanese bar and the $5200 4am hospitality tab

Bob GosfordMay 1, 2015

NT Deputy Speaker Matt Conlan: "I can confidently and categorically refute and dismiss these allegations. At no stage in my life have I ever been held in any form of foreign gaol or ever had any encounter with foreign police."

On

On "lifestyle choices" - an open letter to PM Tony Abbott from footballer Matthew Stokes

Bob GosfordMar 30, 20151 Comment

Comments like those made recently by our Prime Minister only serve to empower the ugly side of our society. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Mr Abbott was deliberately being racist, but one comment from someone in such a powerful position can cause so much damage.

Dumping on the Chief. Robyn Lambley on NT Chief Minister Adam Giles and more

Dumping on the Chief. Robyn Lambley on NT Chief Minister Adam Giles and more

Bob GosfordFeb 25, 20157 Comments

I have no faith in a government lead by Adam Giles. I have stated publicly I believe Adam Giles has no integrity. I stand by that statement, and that alone is enough to mean he should not hold a position of community leadership. I believe a political party should be bigger than one person and as such I have not sought to depart from the Country Liberal Party. Robyn Lambley, 24 February 2015.

My first Crikey piece.

My first Crikey piece. "Tony Jones has a big night out in Darwin"

Bob GosfordFeb 16, 2015

"Lateline and Tony Jones are up for a Walkley Award. Nothing could be more disgraceful in Australian journalism. The fact that this program has been nominated undermines the Walkley Awards … I think it is an absolute disgrace that he is invited here for the media awards on Saturday night." Syd Stirling, Deputy Chief Minister, NT Legislative Assembly, 19 October 2006.

The NT gets an

The NT gets an "F for FAIL" on remote community education

Bob GosfordFeb 13, 20151 Comment

At one of the COAG working party negotiations that I attended one state representative remarked that there was no point giving any funds to the NT because they wouldn’t deliver the goods and that the close-the-gap target could be achieved by focusing on the Indigenous population in the eastern states alone. Let’s not make this chilling black humour a reality.