November 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.
July 24, 2016
So far, Trump has relied largely on the media to get his message out. As one experienced Donald-watcher explained: “It’s not that he hates the media – he doesn’t like investigative reporting about himself. Hillary hates the press. She’d be fine if the press never covered her again, but Donald Trump wouldn’t.”
April 20, 2016
A thank you for your patience, and a request to send feedback concerning the redesign to the designated email address. Work will continue over the coming days and weeks to bed down the very major overhaul that Crikey has undergone, in terms of both its appearance and backstage architecture. I’m told the most glaring bugs […]
April 12, 2016
"I ask them ‘I got a problem with my water and I got a problem with my house, can I get someone to help me’? “They say ‘sorry, come back next week’.”
February 16, 2016
It is almost impossible to keep count on how many iterations of the CLP government (under coup victim Terry Mills from August 2012 to March 2013) and Adam Giles (from March 2013 to date) - the ABC is today reporting the tally at fifteen but others are pitching sixteen, so I'll go for the higher number until proven otherwise.
December 17, 2015
Strider will be missed by an enormous network of friends, students and fellow campaigners across the Northern Territory, Australia and indeed the world. Strider passed away on Tuesday night in his home in the Solar Village, Humpty Doo, surrounded by loved ones after a long journey with cancer and associated illnesses. He dealt with this journey over the last year with the same dignity and grace in which he lived his full and purpose filled life.
November 17, 2015
One of my favourite things ... Felco No. 2 pruning shears.
August 20, 2015
"Mr Maurice submitted that in fact Ms Lawrie, Mr Wyvill and Ms Spurr had conspired to engage in a course of deceit and despicable behaviour to make it appear that the plaintiff had not adopted a strategy to ignore, disengage and discredit the Inquiry. The case depended upon Ms Lawrie, Mr Wyvill and Ms Spurr getting away with an outrageous deception of the Court. Justice Stephen Southwood." Lawrie v Lawler (No 2)  NTSC 46.
August 1, 2015
Chips Mackinolty and the long view (from Palermo) on the Adam Goodes furore: "La dimostrazione di sostegno è di circa un uomo aborigeno, un calciatore molto importante, che viene abusato dai tifosi razzisti ... simili in modi ad alcuni appassionati di calcio europei. Il suo nome è Adam Goodes, e in questa foto è sostenuto dagli aborigeni della regione centrale del deserto dell'Australia."
June 17, 2015
Robyn Lambley on the CLP and Chief Minister Adam Giles: "The Northern Territory Country Liberals have been betrayed, and taken over by a dark, unpleasant, amoral cabal" ... "the Chief Minister whose modus operandi is to eliminate, execute, annihilate and assassinate – and of course has no use for the truth."