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The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage is that the abuse was legal

The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage is that the abuse was legal

Bob GosfordJul 26, 2016

"It would be an absurd result of the legislation if somehow more extreme force could be used in a case such as this, where a detainee is ‘at risk’, than would otherwise be the case in disciplining the detainee."

"Get in the big concrete hole" - NT Corrections Minister Adam Giles

Bob GosfordJul 26, 20161 Comment

"I would build a big concrete hole and put all the bad criminals in there: ‘Right, you are in the hole, you are not coming out. Start learning about it. Get in the hole’: Adam Giles, NT Parliament, October 20, 2010.

"Torture" in the "monster factories": Juvenile detention in WA's deep north in 2011.

Bob GosfordJul 26, 2016

"Putting a 12-year-old in solitary confinement for nine days is tantamount to torture": WA Shadow Minister for Child Protection Sue Ellery

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Juvenile Detention in the NT: Statement by Adam Giles, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Juvenile Detention in the NT: Statement by Adam Giles, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Bob GosfordJul 26, 2016

"The Northern Territory Government does not resile from its tough approach to those who don’t want to respect others people’s property or safety.": Adam Giles,

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days Three and Four

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days Three and Four

Bob GosfordJul 24, 2016

“This is not the weirdest election in history, just in our lifetimes": Karl Rove

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days One and Two

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days One and Two

Bob GosfordJul 24, 2016

So far, Trump has relied largely on the media to get his message out. As one experienced Donald-watcher explained: “It’s not that he hates the media – he doesn’t like investigative reporting about himself. Hillary hates the press. She’d be fine if the press never covered her again, but Donald Trump wouldn’t.”

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Willie "Po' Monkey" Seaberry - a Delta life lived large

Bob GosfordJul 16, 2016

Clearly built without the aid of an architect, Po' Monkey's Lounge crazy structure sat in the middle of a cotton field — a mile and a half off Highway 61.

Rayella and the Australian Opera Chamber Orchestra, Tennant Creek 1 July 2016

Rayella and the Australian Opera Chamber Orchestra, Tennant Creek 1 July 2016

Bob GosfordJul 1, 2016

Tool use in birds - on fishing Herons and Black Kites

Tool use in birds - on fishing Herons and Black Kites

Bob GosfordJun 26, 2016

"We think it is incredible this bird thought out the whole operation from catching a crab to converting into a bigger prey of a fish--and resisted the temptation to just eat the crab," Suzanne Hills and Chris Cromey.

Kenbi Land Claim handback, 21 June 2016. Speech by NLC CEO Joe Morrison.

Kenbi Land Claim handback, 21 June 2016. Speech by NLC CEO Joe Morrison.

Bob GosfordJun 21, 2016

Joe Morrison: "I want to take you on a short journey through the last four decades of the story of the Kenbi land claim. It’s been a tumultuous journey, so buckle up and come along for a bumpy ride through a long and tortuous history."