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Wave Hill, Communists and a Bedford two-tonner. An interview with Brian Manning

Wave Hill, Communists and a Bedford two-tonner. An interview with Brian Manning

Bob GosfordAug 19, 2016

"Dexter [Daniels] died unrecognized and unsung. I learnt that he died on fucking Christmas day the year before ... I reckon that Dexter Daniels achieved a fucking good sight more than Charlie Perkins." Brian Manning, Australia Day, 2011.

Vincent Lingiari Art Awards - David Frank is the CLC Delegate's Choice

Vincent Lingiari Art Awards - David Frank is the CLC Delegate's Choice

Bob GosfordAug 16, 2016

Mr Frank’s painting captured the hearts and minds of our elected members,” said Central Land Council chair Francis Kelly.

"You might wonder why I'm here ...". Jeff Kennett, the CLP and why "Territorians are tired"

Bob GosfordAug 15, 2016

There is little apparent support or advice from the south this time around--either from prominent Liberal politicians or back-room workers--and this bolsters the widely held view that right now, Adam Giles is the Typhoid Mary of Liberal politics.

The Northern Territory: Political Hustlers, Deadbeats and Others

The Northern Territory: Political Hustlers, Deadbeats and Others

Bob GosfordAug 9, 2016

A cultural paradigm exists in Northern Territory politics that neither major party is yet to break. The CLP have never tried, the ALP sort of tried but unless the shackles of “NT Political jingoism” are broken, the NT will remain wedded to mediocrity at best, political suicide at worse.

Closing the Census Gap - why every white Territorian should register as

Closing the Census Gap - why every white Territorian should register as "Indigenous"

Bob GosfordAug 8, 2016

Hopefully if enough Territory whitefellas change their identification on the census form it will eventually force the Commonwealth to provide funding based on socio-economic disadvantage and not on identity.

Bob Debus: On changing the community - Part Three of the 2016 Frank Walker Lecture

Bob GosfordAug 5, 2016

The worst was saved for last. On the eve of the 2007 general election the Howard Government launched a sudden, manifestly ill-planned and grotesquely wasteful “emergency Intervention” on the Indigenous people of the Northern Territory. It was led by the military and regarded with utter dismay by the authors of the Little Children Are Sacred Report to which it was allegedly responding. This was not a matter of failing to consult in good faith: it was a defiant failure to consult at all. Bob Debus, Frank Walker Lecture, 2016.

Bob Debus: On Changing the Justice System, Land Rights and Self-determination. Part Two

Bob Debus: On Changing the Justice System, Land Rights and Self-determination. Part Two

Bob GosfordAug 4, 2016

“…No grassroots black,” he said, “is ever going to regard any hideously expensive, white-anted, white-controlled showpiece, no matter how much it costs, as anything but the travesty of truth it is. When will white men ever realise that it is no use giving the substance unless they also give the spirit ...[Otherwise] it becomes mere palliation. Real compensation will only be paid in so far as the money sets up a situation which allows for real human growth for blacks”: Kevin Gilbert, Because a White Man'll Never Do it.

Bob Debus: “The Things Which Must Be Done…” Aboriginal Incarceration. Part One

Bob Debus: “The Things Which Must Be Done…” Aboriginal Incarceration. Part One

Bob GosfordAug 4, 2016

On 30 June last year there were more than 9,000 Indigenous prisoners in Australia and 7,100 of them had been in prison before.15 Don Weatherburn shows why it is quite critical to understand that – as a statistical matter – the higher rate at which Aboriginal people first arrive in prison is much less significant than rate at which they come back to it. Bob Debus, August 2016

Alison Anderson - a political force of nature hangs up her spurs

Alison Anderson - a political force of nature hangs up her spurs

Bob GosfordAug 4, 2016

We have to have faith in the future with young people like Chansey [Paech, Labor candidate for Namatjira]. The future is theirs. Our time has to come to an end at some stage at some stage and young people have to take over ... the same with Scotty [McConnell, Labor candidate] in Stuart – they are two very, very tough candidates and they are good human beings and yes, I support both of them. Alison Anderson, 3 August 2016.

The Montara oil spill - Australia's shame finally gets to court

The Montara oil spill - Australia's shame finally gets to court

Bob GosfordAug 3, 20161 Comment

Montara has seen thousands of hardworking seaweed farmers rendered into abject poverty without being advised of or understanding the cause. For too long now, the polluter has tried to hide behind the poverty and remoteness of its victims. The people who bore the brunt of Montara's lethal discharge will now, finally, have their voices heard in an Australian court: Darwin lawyer Greg Phelps.

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