There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that some species are active promoters of fire in the northern Australian savannah landscapes, using small fire-sticks and embers to spread fire throughout the open grass and woodlands of the semi-tropical north.READ MORE
Moral panic or good law and policy? S. 33AA of the NT Liquor Act as a blunt instrument of social control.READ MORE
If Cancer Jesus ever returns to Adelaide he can expect to be dragged from his private jet at the airport, hitched to the back of a truck with a rope, hauled into the city down Anzac Parade and his lifeless body hung for display from a light standard in Victoria Square while the crowds that once sang his praises to the sky bay for his blood. He doesn’t deserve any better.READ MORE
Darwin is very much a public service town and the sense of dread of the arrival of the long white envelope is palpable – particularly among those who (a) may have had the temerity to vote for that other mob at some time, or (b) may be married to; was married to; is thinking about getting married to … you get the drift … someone who has voted for that other mob at some time.READ MORE
AMSANT noted in its submission that it: “…note[d] that the many threats to environmental and public health that have been largely eliminated in the rest of the nation over the past century still blight many of our communities: urban, regional and remote. To this extent, the capacity of comprehensive primary health care to meet the needs of Aboriginal Territorians—to Close the Gap—will continue to be frustrated in environments in which fundamental public health protections are not available or unmet.” AMSANT was concerned at the parlous state of environmental health of many of the communities that its members serve, where: “Poor environmental health conditions in remote communities and town camps include inadequate sanitation, water supply, rubbish disposal and grossly overcrowded housing. Basic infrastructure in many remote communities is either absent, inadequate and/or poorly maintained.”READ MORE
This brings us back to the Notice at the Nyirripi Store and begs the following question.
Has anyone bothered to ask the locals if they want the Police to shoot their dogs?
No? I thought not.
Senator IAN MACDONALD—What is your concern about the Tiwi Islands, from the Tiwi Islanders’ point of view? Dr Ajani—I think they have a product which is not well placed in the play that is going to unfold over the next few years as our hardwood plantation resource comes onto the market.READ MORE
“During the decade 1950-60, a great deal of research work was carried out in tropical Australia. It has been claimed in many quarters that this research has solved the problem of agricultural development north of the tropic…Yet it is easy to demonstrate that intensive farming in tropical Australia would only be possible if it was [...]READ MORE
B R Davidson’s book “The Northern Myth” was first published in 1965 and set out to dispel the then popular belief that tropical Australia could be transformed into a magical land of milk and honey from which boundless agricultural wealth would flow. Davidson’s book should be mandatory reading for any contemporary politician who puts “the [...]READ MORE