Is the use of powers contained in an “extraordinary bill with extraordinary powers in extraordinary circumstances” justified to ban the Hells Angels from having a drink in the NT’s pubs?READ MORE
I am honoured to have been given this 2010 NAIDOC award. I remember like it was yesterday being in the audience at this event in 2007 when my former colleague Jack Ah Kit spoke after receiving the same award. It was only weeks after John Howard and Mal Brough had made their shock-and-awe Intervention announcement in 2007.READ MORE
in ordinary circumstances under the previous regime, Ms Nudjulu would have been a prime candidate for a custodial sentence. She had previous convictions for possession of alcohol contrary to the Liquor Act – and was currently subject to a suspended sentence.READ MORE
Alison Anderson HAS finally seen the light, gone bush and joined with the “anti-interventionistas”!!
In the weird world that passes for NT politics right now surprises are coming thick and fast. And just maybe Alison Anderson has taken the trenchant criticisms from her constituents at Ampilatwatja to heart.READ MORE
Henderson’s failures are all his own doing, led by a poor set of polices that attack his electoral heartland and a supine surrender to the Federal government’s directions — but he hasn’t been helped by the loose cannons rolling around the deck of what passes for the sinking ship of state in the NT.READ MORE
Mel James (ABC Stateline): Alison Anderson, this sounds very much like the policy that Mal Brough was proposing. It’s exactly the same isn’t it?
Alison Anderson, Indigenous Affairs Minister NT Government: Oh look, this has been a policy that’s been delivered and, um, developed by the Henderson Labor government. It’s got nothing to do with Mal Brough whatsoever.
No-one in NT Chief Minister’s Henderson’s now-marginal, single-seat majority government has the intellectual or moral wit, rigour or vigour to think outside of the prevailing assimilationist paradigm that now runs in Australia’s management of indigenous affairs.READ MORE
I gave up on hate as a waste of time many years ago and it is a very rare moment now that I can be bothered to even strongly dislike someone. Contempt and pity rise a little more easily but are still occasional pleasures. And I don’t like seeing small furry animals in pain and [...]READ MORE