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“People work. People make money … You don’t know what a first world economy is”: Judge Greg Borchers, Tennant Creek Youth Court, 6 June 2017.

“People work. People make money … You don’t know what a first world economy is”: Judge Greg Borchers, Tennant Creek Youth Court, 6 June 2017.

"You're not going back into the community. The community can't afford you. It's quite clear that you and your family are not going to pick up the damages for what you've caused. And, presumably, and I infer this, you've got no understanding of that. You don't know what a first world economy is." Judge Greg Borchers, Tennant Creek Youth Court, 6 June 2017

The CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

The CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

“ … a rancid dead dog.” Ex-CLP leader Jodeen Carney. Northern Territory News. July 2015, channeling an Adam Giles quote from 2009.

Top of the ABC pops … almost

Top of the ABC pops … almost

"We've just got through the numbers for all the ABC FB sites around the country and your photo has come in at number 2 ... The post beat 4 Corners, ABC News, The Drum and Rage. Crazy!" Rohan Barwick, ABC Alice Springs.

Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Bob Gosford looks at the impact of external global forces, local regulatory compliance concerns and internal turmoil on the future of the Northern Territory's junior iron miner, Sherwin Iron.

NT Deputy C-M Robyn Lambley: “I’m from Alice Springs, there is a lot I don’t know about Darwin”

NT Deputy C-M Robyn Lambley: “I’m from Alice Springs, there is a lot I don’t know about Darwin”

Robyn Lambley on the media: “By placing our own advertisement and paying for it, we can word it the way we like in a very clear fashion so the people of the Northern Territory get it correctly given to them rather than relying on journalists and their interpretation.”

Helen Hughes and the death of fun at school

Helen Hughes and the death of fun at school

Last Friday Helen and Mark Hughes put their names to an opinion piece in The Australian entitled Authorities must not wag school. In short the arguments that the Hughes’ make are that Federal, State and Territory governments abandon their responsibilities to students – particularly remote Aboriginal students – by the stealthy foreshortening of school terms […]

How Scrymgour and homelands might undo NT Labor

How Scrymgour and homelands might undo NT Labor

Henderson's failures are all his own doing, led by a poor set of polices that attack his electoral heartland and a supine surrender to the Federal government's directions -- but he hasn't been helped by the loose cannons rolling around the deck of what passes for the sinking ship of state in the NT.

Great Southern on the Tiwi Islands – Timber, Fear, Intimidation and a great tax dodge

Great Southern on the Tiwi Islands – Timber, Fear, Intimidation and a great tax dodge

Under the Senate's spotlight are the arrangements between the Tiwi Land Council and Great Southern, the promoter of broad-acre MIS forestry schemes on the islands that have seen vast swathes of virgin tropical savanna transformed into a monocrop of the fast growing Acacia mangium.

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

The documents show the Centrelink account balances of many residents of Yuendumu whose welfare payments have been quarantined under the federal indigenous intervention.