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“Journalist lunatics” – 1; Travel agent – 1 in NT Supreme Court suppression standoff

“There should be no further publication of photographs of the defendant showing her in handcuffs or being placed in the back of a paddy wagon. There should be no suggestions that the defendant is the centrepiece of a web of deception or anything like that. There should be no reference to other suggestions of a scandalous kind and in particular as to the defendant’s relationship with the former Police Commissioner, ministers or former ministers of the Crown or their staffers.” Acting Justice Dean Mildren, The Queen v Kamitsis [2015] NTSC 48.

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Not fair? UK rejects visa for Ugandan bird guide to attend Bird Fair 2015

Herbert Byaruhanga: “No visa for my UK trip to attend the British Birdwatching Fair. I have been to UK many times. I have no interest of staying in UK. I was going for less than 7 days. UTB made it clear to them that I am a bird guide who will be at the Uganda Stand and will make a talk about Birding in Uganda.”

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Is the NT’s paperless arrest scheme a new “hallmark of tyranny”?

Kumanjayi Langdon, a sick, middle-aged Aboriginal man, was treated like a criminal and incarcerated like a criminal; he died in a police cell which was built to house criminals … he was always likely to die suddenly due to chronic and serious heart disease, but he was entitled to die as a free man.

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Vale Mr Illaga

Mr Illaga was been a respected and well-sought after painter since the late 1980s. He has held many solo and group exhibitions since that time and his work is held in many prominent museums and public collections, including at least nine works held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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Vale Mr Wunungmurra. A true Yolngu hero

“With the passing of Mr Wunungmurra, the whole Northern Territory community has lost a leader of great distinction. He was a kind and beautiful man, and on behalf of the Northern Land Council I extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. Mr Wunungmurra was a signatory to the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions, and he never ceased to be a forceful advocate for Aboriginal rights.”

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Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015. “You can keep your gold. We just want our land back.”

Vincent Lingiari knew who he was and that this land held him close to its heart. “You can keep your gold. We just want our land back.”

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Dear New Matilda, it isn’t always about race …

There is more than a little that requires unpacking here, including whether the racial identity of either the offender Matthew Alexander or the victim is of any relevance? For mine they aren’t, except if you want to turn this into a black-white thing, which is never was. It was a horrible accident.

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Brandis’ new NT judge and the continuing trials of Labor MLA Delia Lawrie

Once the cat—the failed claim for legal professional privilege of documents that Lawrie’s legal team should have known would fundamentally undermine their case once provided to the respondents—was out of the bag then the preferable option would—or should—have been to “save the furniture” and their client’s costs.

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Joe Hockey was right – Adam Giles’ push for NT Statehood is a joke

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 …

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One year more! Environmental Defenders Office (NT) lives to fight on for another year.

“This is a sensational result for the many Territorians who value our near pristine environment; it is a great result for access to justice; and it’s a great result for people who value government and industry accountability,” said David Morris, the EDO’s Principal Lawyer.

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