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NT judge engages in “inappropriate judicial conduct,” brings “judiciary into disrepute” – keeps job

Bob GosfordDec 11, 20173 Comments

CAALAS stated that "This series of complaints has shone a light on the stresses under which judges, lawyers and court staff work and much needs to be done to rectify this situation generally."

The empty shops of Darwin CBD - where retail goes to die

The empty shops of Darwin CBD – where retail goes to die

Bob GosfordDec 7, 20172 Comments

Empty shops and broken dreams ... the fag end of small business in the tropics.

Judy Bamberger: Refugees Welcome Here

Judy Bamberger: Refugees Welcome Here

Bob GosfordDec 6, 20172 Comments

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A look at all things northern... and some of the myths behind them.

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Corruption in the NT - meat, maggots and backhanders - the 1982 Royal Commission Into the Australian Meat Industry

Corruption in the NT – meat, maggots and backhanders – the 1982 Royal Commission Into the Australian Meat Industry

Bob GosfordNov 23, 20172 Comments

The really disturbing feature of these revelations was that the people concerned were not evil - many of them would have been regarded as reliable and effective officers. They were ordinary Australians, in positions of some responsibility, who were either demanding, or at least accepting, clearly improper payments which could only have the effect of compromising them in the performance of their duties.

“And still my family die.” Marie Munkara on the commodification of life and death on the Tiwi islands

Bob GosfordNov 22, 2017

The mission arrived one hundred and six years ago. Despite having a perfectly functioning society for thousands of years, they came to “Save” us, but since their arrival we have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet and domestic violence is rife. So what does that tell you? They were too busy coveting our souls to really Love Thy Neighbour weren’t they? We are not people to them, we are objects of religious zeal.

The Muckaty trial - the curious titfer and the media circus

The Muckaty trial – the curious titfer and the media circus

Bob GosfordNov 21, 2017

"Oh," I remark and after identifying Emu, Bustard and Black Kite feathers I remark that maybe he needs some colour and should be on the look out for some Red-tailed Black Cockatoo feathers.

“Birds in culture and context—Ethnoornithology in application and theory”—abstracts from an ethnoornithology symposium, 2007

Bob GosfordNov 21, 2017

Realising Mungarrawuy's legacy - Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the Gumatj clan forge a new future in north-east Arnhem Land

Realising Mungarrawuy’s legacy – Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the Gumatj clan forge a new future in north-east Arnhem Land

Bob GosfordNov 20, 2017

And Galarrwuy Yunupingu? He's about to turn 70, but still keeps a sharp eye on development and is guiding every step taken. He has straddled the whole of the Northern Territory's history of self-government, been public enemy number one, and respected elder number one, sometimes at the same time. He has hosted every prime minister since Whitlam and none claim to have bettered him.

Return of the Storm-bird - the Channel-billed Cuckoo comes south for the summer

Return of the Storm-bird – the Channel-billed Cuckoo comes south for the summer

Bob GosfordNov 19, 2017

I've been very interested in cuckoos generally—and Channel-billed Cuckoos in particular—for a few years, especially in relation to the knowledge that Aboriginal language groups here in the Northern Territory and beyond have about them. I'd love to hear any information that groups outside of the areas discussed in the post may have—feel free to drop me a line or post a comment.

Word of the Day: Zosterops (Silver-eye)

Word of the Day: Zosterops (Silver-eye)

Bob GosfordNov 17, 20171 Comment