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The Northern Territory is the most corrupt jurisdiction in Australia. Discuss.

The Northern Territory is the most corrupt jurisdiction in Australia. Discuss.

Bob GosfordFeb 24, 20171 Comment

My punch-bowl moment at yesterday's first day of the NT governance summit—that the NT is the most corrupt jurisdiction in the country—drew a few audible groans and mutters of protest from the good-and-locally-great and protests that, well, Queensland, Joh and Eddie Obeid. Yeah, well, they would say that.

Day 1 - Northern Territory governance summit - Introductory Remarks

Day 1 - Northern Territory governance summit - Introductory Remarks

Bob GosfordFeb 23, 2017

The political instability, division and in some cases poor ethical behaviour  that have been evident especially over the last 4 years but to an extent over the last decade indicate that there is a need for stronger governance safeguards ensuring greater levels of accountability and transparency from our politicians.

Butterfly of the Week: Double-spotted Line Blue, Nacaduba biocellata

Butterfly of the Week: Double-spotted Line Blue, Nacaduba biocellata

Bob GosfordJan 17, 2017

Geely GC9 spied in Alice Springs

Geely GC9 spied in Alice Springs

Bob GosfordJan 14, 2017

All manner of dire predictions were made about the end of the Northern Territory as a preferred location for hot-weather, high-speed following the announcement by the Northern Territory Labor Party during the 2016 general election that it would revoke the open speed limits on large sections of the NT highways.

"I don't read fiction" and the 'obligation to imagine and daydream'

Bob GosfordDec 25, 2016

A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.― Flannery O'Connor.

Dead cars on a dirt road

Dead cars on a dirt road

Bob GosfordNov 26, 20162 Comments

On the outbound run the number of old car bodies littered in the scrub caught my eye so I decided to take a closer look on the way back. Here are just a few.

La venganza del pollo: Donald Trump, the Wall and the view from south of the border

La venganza del pollo: Donald Trump, the Wall and the view from south of the border

Bob GosfordNov 13, 2016

Alejandro Damianí realizó un cortometraje de humor negro y ciencia ficción en el que Donald Trump es escogido presidente de Estados Unidos. Según publicó la CNN, Damianí señaló que el trabajo es un retrato del futuro oscuro que los latinos sienten que tendría una victoria del magnate estadounidense en las elecciones que se realizarán este martes 8 de noviembre.

Getting to know Trump Country, PA - one toothless redneck bar at a time.

Getting to know Trump Country, PA - one toothless redneck bar at a time.

Bob GosfordNov 11, 2016

I will happily take you to bars and other places of ill repute outside of the Penn State Happy Valley bubble so you can really get to know Trump Country. More than anything, don't be afraid of "us", your toothless rednecks from Deliverance: Mark Bonta

Off to the desert races at Santa Teresa, NT.

Off to the desert races at Santa Teresa, NT.

Bob GosfordNov 1, 20161 Comment

Dust, heat, flies and more dust. If it is the last weekend in October it must be time to head off the the races at Santa Teresa NT.

Bat of the Week: Little Red Flying Foxes and the invasion of Elliott, NT

Bat of the Week: Little Red Flying Foxes and the invasion of Elliott, NT

Bob GosfordSep 8, 20162 Comments

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