I gave up attending conferences without presenting at them a long time ago and this year I’m giving two presentations tomorrow in a session dedicated to ethnoornithology and titled “Birds in historical, cultural & archaeological context” where we will “examine birds and human culture in a variety of contexts, including birds, humans and fire, birds and archaeology and what happens when birds, birders and sacred and ancient grounds meet.”READ MORE
Bess Price, prospective Country Liberal Party candidate for the Federal electorate of Lingiari: “Well, I’ve always voted Labor…but I believe…but I believe Territorians deserve and demand better leadership…and a better future…”READ MORE
“spastic c**t”; “stupid f**king idiot”; “god, he f**king stinks”; “shut your face.”; “dumb f**k”; “f**king loser”; “d**khead over there”; “… no brain”; “f**king retard”; “piece of s**t that he is”; “you f**king wanker”; shut the f**k up”READ MORE
What Rothwell is of course talking about here is localised Aboriginal self-determination, an aspiration that he has frequently condemned to the dustbin of Australian political history: “For some time it has been clear Aboriginal self-determination has had its day.”READ MORE
What is it that is so important and special about homelands for their traditional custodians and that underpins the successful outcomes of living in their small communities?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
Gerry Wood only needed to make one deal to maintain Labor in power. If he had supported the CLP there would have been three deals – between Wood and CLP opposition leader Terry Mills, between Mills and Alison Anderson and between Wood and Anderson and the risk of any of those three deals going pear-shaped was substantial.READ MORE
The Australian maintains it’s bizarre position that Alison Anderson was a visionary that could do no wrong and was now a victim of a dastardly conspiracy by a manipulative Gerry Wood and the forces of absolute evil behind NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson.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.
It is a little too early to tell what the mid-term effects of the collapse of these schemes will have on the viability of what is a valuable and useful agricultural enterprise but it remains to be seen how many of the trees that have been planted will ever be harvested – or just be left to rot in the ground.READ MORE