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Midnight Oil - Alice Springs rolls out the red dirt carpet for a classic rock show

Midnight Oil – Alice Springs rolls out the red dirt carpet for a classic rock show

Bob GosfordOct 3, 2017

The Oils were in classic rock mode. No new songs, rarely testing the boundaries of tried and true winners, the audience wasn’t really challenged. Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey enjoyed the brilliant clarity of the sound and delivered most of the thrills.

LOVE - new portraits by Therese Ritchie

LOVE – new portraits by Therese Ritchie

Bob GosfordSep 24, 2017

Portraits by Therese Ritchie, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Vimy Lane, Parap 28th September through 7 October 2017. Presented by the Darwin Pride Festival.

Love - portraits by Therese Ritchie. A Darwin Pride Festival 2017 presentation.

Love – portraits by Therese Ritchie. A Darwin Pride Festival 2017 presentation.

Bob GosfordSep 24, 2017

How the portraits came about is simple, but its alchemy is difficult to explain. Overall it involves listening to each subject as they talk about aspects of their sexuality. Usually by the end of the conversation, we will have collated a list of relevant words and phrases. It is not a chronological list but definitely an elegant description of a life. There is always one word or phrase that resonates very deeply with the subject and that is what they take to the next level through merging the words with the physical form—in this case their bodies.

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In defence of the Ludmilla, Kulaluk, Nightcliff foreshore: saving Darwin's secret gardens

In defence of the Ludmilla, Kulaluk, Nightcliff foreshore: saving Darwin’s secret gardens

Bob GosfordSep 20, 2017

"If the take the mangroves, we Saltwater People will have nothing left of our traditional way of life which has been handed down to us by our old people," Joy White, Public Officer, Bagot community, Darwin.

Fireflies—twinkling magicians of the night sky

Fireflies—twinkling magicians of the night sky

Bob GosfordSep 19, 20171 Comment

"Magical – that's the word I keep on using, it was magical. It was like being around fairies – the forest was glowing.": Nick Moir

Dear Abby - I have two extra SSM survey envelopes. What do I do?

Dear Abby – I have two extra SSM survey envelopes. What do I do?

Bob GosfordSep 16, 20175 Comments

Beating the Dreaded Lurgi - one bowl of Sopa de Ajo at a time.

Beating the Dreaded Lurgi – one bowl of Sopa de Ajo at a time.

Bob GosfordSep 14, 2017

Sopa de Ajo - a soup that can "cure any form of the Dreaded Lurgi (cough, cold or ‘flu), probably cancer and definitely climate change."

Mining in the NT - the Gunner government made a good start but ...

Mining in the NT – the Gunner government made a good start but …

Bob GosfordSep 14, 2017

There are a number of legacy mine sites which pose a risk to the environment and/or public safety. Most of these sites ceased operations before 2005 and predated the requirement for operators to lodge a rehabilitation security bond and have either inadequate or non existent securities. The estimated level of historical mining liabilities in the NT is $1 billion.

What's a mine worth in the NT? This much ...

What’s a mine worth in the NT? This much …

Bob GosfordSep 13, 2017

The mining security bond will be utilised by government, if required, to prevent, minimise or rectify environmental harm caused by mining activities on or off the mining site or for completion of rehabilitation. Mining securities are calculated based on the amount of disturbance likely to be caused by the authorised mining activities.

Glencore,

Glencore, “open and transparent” government and the little EDO (NT) that could

Bob GosfordSep 13, 20171 Comment

In the Territory these amounts have previously been confidential, but we know it is important for Territorians to know the mining industry is being held accountable. With that in mind, we are moving in line with other jurisdictions to make security amounts available to the public: NT Minister Ken Vowles