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In Deus ex Dynamita. A Kalymnian Easter in Darwin

In Deus ex Dynamita. A Kalymnian Easter in Darwin

Bob GosfordMay 3, 2016

In Darwin, the Kalymnian dynamite ritual signifies the collective will of a small people defying the global trend towards homogenisation and celebrating their collective individuality with a bang, not a whimper.

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.

Never mind the quality, feel the disclosure. The CLP's Foundation 51, the AEC and electoral funding law reform

Never mind the quality, feel the disclosure. The CLP's Foundation 51, the AEC and electoral funding law reform

Bob GosfordApr 29, 2016

Senator Wong may be a patient and thorough interrogator but she cannot match the forensic inquisitorial skills of Labor's bad cop-bad cop team of John Faulkner and Robert Ray, now both unfortunately retired from the Senate.

Frontiers of feminist advocacy in the NT: cowboys, missionaries and some modern ladies

Frontiers of feminist advocacy in the NT: cowboys, missionaries and some modern ladies

Bob GosfordApr 22, 2016

Here’s the news - women risk their health and wellbeing every day by simply managing their fertility though contraceptive, pregnancy, birth and menopause options. All are risky. It is women who experience teenage pregnancies, hormonal related illnesses and cancers, maternal sickness and death so please give us some credit.

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?

"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.”

The NT Economy - On-Track or off the rails?

The NT Economy - On-Track or off the rails?

Bob GosfordMar 16, 20164 Comments

Darwin lawyer Matt Punch has a look at the recent economic indicators and the CLP government’s ‘stimulus’ that tell us all is not well in the Territory.

The ghost of the Stella Maris - Wyvill SC denied, Lawrie appeals

Bob GosfordMar 8, 20161 Comment

As I indicated in this piece last week, it appears that Alistair Wyvill SC has been unable to overcome the hurdles presented by Ashby v Slipper, the leading case on the right of a non-party to intervene in an appeal on the basis of an affected reputation. There the Full Court of the Federal Court held that as Harmer had no personal interest in the proceedings, he was not adversely affected by orders for the dismissal of proceedings.

On southern judges, NT politicians and yards of silk. Delia Lawrie v John Lawler.

On southern judges, NT politicians and yards of silk. Delia Lawrie v John Lawler.

Bob GosfordMar 1, 2016

"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.