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The kill-or-be-killed world of NT politics, 2012 to 2016

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.

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.

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.

'Thou shalt not kill': Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

'Thou shalt not kill': Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

Bob GosfordNov 12, 2016

Both the Indonesian and Philippines presidents invoke populist rhetoric in the use of the death penalty, especially against drug related crime. They say it acts as a deterrent—an argument long debunked by most credible authorities and certainly not supported by any credible evidence. One only has to look at the United States to see that the threat of execution does not deter gun or other serious crime.

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

Remembrance Day 2016 from a Northern Territory perspective. Speech by Luke Gosling, Member for Solomon

Remembrance Day 2016 from a Northern Territory perspective. Speech by Luke Gosling, Member for Solomon

Bob GosfordNov 7, 2016

For years many Territorians were unaware of this side of Frank Alcorta, but they knew of his courage as a journalist who helped set up Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Territorian in 1986 and as a fighter for returned servicemen. In 2013 Frank received an OAM for his services to veterans and their families as well as to journalism.

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