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Michael Gunner speech - Garma Festival, 30 July 2016

Michael Gunner speech - Garma Festival, 30 July 2016

Bob GosfordJul 30, 2016

When children are in government’s care -- we are their parents. As a parent there is a clear relationship -- of love, of care, of trust. Yothu Yindu -- child and mother -- that's the proper way. As the leader of the Labor Party in the NT I accept our share of the responsibility. Michael Gunner, Gulkula, 30 July 2016

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller's abuse before

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller's abuse before

Bob GosfordJul 29, 20161 Comment

This appointment is wrong for all manner of reasons, and Aboriginal people in the Territory will not have confidence in the appointment of Brian Martin. As Chief Justice, he sat at the apex of the NT’s justice system. He presided over all judicial officers who sentenced young Aboriginal offenders to detention, and he knew them all: Olga Havnen, AMSANT.

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, 20161 Comment

"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, 20162 Comments

"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

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,

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."

Unholy alliances:  The conservative forces at play against land rights: 1967-1976

Unholy alliances: The conservative forces at play against land rights: 1967-1976

Bob GosfordJun 20, 2016

Northern Territory Attorney General John Elferink: Land rights, he said, had become a “wall of imprisonment” blocking Aborigines from participating in northern development.

The Kenbi Land Claim explained - who gets what

Bob GosfordJun 20, 2016

The details of the settlement of Australia's longest-running Aboriginal land claim are contained in this article that was first published in the April 2016 edition of Land Rights News, produced by the Northern Land Council.

The battle for Cox Peninsula - the Kenbi Land Claim 1975 - 2016

Bob GosfordJun 20, 2016

In December 1978, just a few short months after the grant of (limited) self-government for the NT, the conservative CLP government promulgated the Town Planning Regulations, subsequently held to be invalid as made for an improper purpose, under the Town Planning Act (TPA) These regulations stated that large areas of land (including submerged lands in Darwin Harbour) surrounding Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, and Alice Springs were to be treated as if part of a town.