Bob GosfordNov 29, 20161 Comment
Giles’s mood had changed from denial, to anger, to bargaining. He first denied any knowledge of an unfolding coup. Later he raged about the stupidity of it. And in our last conversation, just after midnight, before the phone was hurled from the balcony, he seemed to think there was a way to fight on.
Bob GosfordNov 26, 2016
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.
Bob GosfordAug 23, 2015
If you need to ask you don't deserve to know ... or as NC says, "I've lived in this town for thirty years ... and I put new bullets in my gun, chamber after chamber ... oh, my God, oh, my God."
Bob GosfordFeb 22, 20151 Comment
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Bob GosfordFeb 9, 20153 Comments
The Territory has very few friends “down south”, where we have come to be seen as over-indulged redneck mendicant whingers, sucking endlessly on the public nipple of taxpayer generosity. Suspending NT self-government would be a popular decision in most parts of Australia.
Bob GosfordFeb 4, 2015
"There is no doubt the Country Liberals have been divided for many, many, many years on a range of different areas, policy and structural and personalities ... What we have seen as a result of last night is a party completely disintegrate in terms of different factions, warring factions." Adam Giles, 3 February 2015.
Bob GosfordFeb 3, 20143 Comments
Another day in the office for a journalist on the Arnhemland beat. "The corrugated iron is covering a litter of dead puppies ..."
Bob GosfordJan 29, 20142 Comments
"The best advice that I ever got was given by members of Status Quo “Whatever you do, don’t puncture your skin.” Snort it, drink it, smoke it, swallow it … but don't ever stick a needle in."
Bob GosfordJan 16, 2014
Anyone on a bike or wearing biker clothing can be reasonably suspected to have criminal associations in Queensland. That is nothing short of discrimination and “profiling”, yet it is now enshrined in Queensland law. “The difficulty with that is a police officer can say to a person that they have a reasonable suspicion, but in reality that would be totally unreasonable,”
Bob GosfordJan 5, 201424 Comments
Bad news from the west - Western Queensland: Pasture condition is generally poor across the area and stock are requiring supplements. Stock condition is generally poor across the area. An increasing number of livestock are in a condition that is less than required for trucking