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Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

Bob GosfordNov 27, 2016

This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.

Dead cars on a dirt road

Dead cars on a dirt road

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.

My life as a roadie, Part 1: For those gone to the great bump-out in the sky.

My life as a roadie, Part 1: For those gone to the great bump-out in the sky.

Bob GosfordNov 20, 20162 Comments

Keith Windschuttle and the Aboriginal sovereignty conspiracy that never was

Keith Windschuttle and the Aboriginal sovereignty conspiracy that never was

Bob GosfordNov 20, 20161 Comment

It is unsurprising that Windschuttle—as most of us do—struggles with the complexity of the Native Title Act but the least we can expect is that if he is going to throw up ideas based on the application of that Act it is not unreasonable that he exhibit at least a working comprehension of the operation of the Act and its basic concepts.

Bat of the Week - Ghost Bat, Macroderma gigas

Bat of the Week - Ghost Bat, Macroderma gigas

Bob GosfordNov 13, 2016

Help decipher the whispers of our most iconic and mysterious flying mammal--the Ghost Bat--by throwing a few dollars the way of a worthy research project. In an all too familiar story for Australia's native mammals, the Ghost Bat--our only carnivorous bat--has all but vanished from most of its former arid zone haunts and is now restricted to a few known populations in the tropics and the Pilbara and needs your help.

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

"JESUS LOVES NACHOS" Graffiti Rules in K-town, OK?

Bob GosfordNov 3, 20162 Comments

”Jesus Loves Nachos is not to be touched,” the spokeswoman said when pressed, "It’s an icon.” Back in the eighties the bridge had another less benign example of the graffiti artist's work. Thankfully "FREE KLAUS BARBIE" is long gone.

Dust

Dust

Bob GosfordNov 1, 2016

Some photos from the Santa Teresa races on the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2016.

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.

What to do with Pauline Hanson 2.0? Take the piss ...

What to do with Pauline Hanson 2.0? Take the piss ...

Bob GosfordSep 30, 2016

20 years ago not everyone supported our approach of using humour and satire: I would hardly claim to have a monopoly on a “correct” response to the viciousness of racism. However, Therese and I did not sit on our hands: nor should the current arts community.

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