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More strife in the Top End as Maley SM resigns

Justinian on Peter Maley: “Why is a judicial officer ringing up a member of parliament, and were he in a position to sue would it be a nice look to bring a defamation action in the courts in his home jurisdiction?”

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The Sharks ‘offer’ – another set back for the credibility of anti-doping in Australia

Martin Hardie: “Actions like this by ASADA only serve to further undermine the public’s faith in the anti-doping system. We can only hope that the Federal Government properly reviews the operations of ASADA to restore faith in the anti-doping system and to create some semblance of fairness for athletes.”

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East Timor’s media law unconstitutional – Court of Appeal

Jose Belo: “The Courts today have upheld our constitution, which we fought so hard for. This is a victory for the East Timorese people. The government is trying to stop freedom of the media and freedom of expression … It would now seem our politicians need help from the lawmakers to understand what the constitution means.”

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Elliott, NT. The town the Northern Territory forgot …

“This is just bullshit; it’s all gone backwards. Everything goes to Tennant Creek (headquarters of Barkly Council). We want to get Elliott going again, but Tennant Creek just shoots us down in flames,” Councillor Ray Aylett.

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NT Parliament calls for Foundation 51 inquiry. CLP spits dummy.

Gerry Wood: “People in the NT would like to know what the truth is, they want to see a system of elections that is not tainted, they want to see a government bringing out policies that are not favoured or tainted by whether someone is a donor to the party.”

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Peter Maley SM: Fit to sit?

Russell Goldflam: As I stated, “ … for a judicial officer to publicly continue an association with a political party is inconsistent with the principle of both impartiality and judicial independence”. That is my firm view.

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Peter Maley. 100% Territorian

Stipendiary Magistrate Peter Maley at 100% Darwin: “I’m currently a magistrate, I don’t know for how long.”

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La morte di un altro giornale?

“The journalists say they are satisfied with the good reception given to the special issue in June [this year], which recalled the death of former Secretary of the Communist Party Enrico Berlinguer. It happened thirty years ago, when l’Unità had a circulation of almost two hundred thousand copies.”

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Sei isole in un mare di morti. (Six islands in a sea of death)

Chips Mackinolty writes from Palermo on the Sei isole in un mare di morti. The six islands in a sea of death refer to Sicily and Lampedusa, but as well to Christmas Island, Nauru, Manaus and Australia itself.

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Muckaty: Legality confronts morality

“I’m not sitting here and reflecting on the morality,” said Justice Anthony North of the Federal Court. “If it was so, I would have an easy answer.”

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