We don't talk much about the role of fully-armed police much these days - but maybe it is time to have a closer look at whether the presence of deadly weapons is necessary at community events where there is no - or little - risk of violent conduct or any threat to life.
This is a story of the Weebill, the Emu, the Porcupine (Echidna) and some Meat Ants and how the Echidna got it's spines. The story was told by Arthur Dodd, a Yuwaalaraay speaker from the central north-west of New South wales around Walgett.
In the weird world that passes for NT politics right now surprises are coming thick and fast. And just maybe Alison Anderson has taken the trenchant criticisms from her constituents at Ampilatwatja to heart.
The Australian maintains it's bizarre position that Alison Anderson was a visionary that could do no wrong and was now a victim of a dastardly conspiracy by a manipulative Gerry Wood and the forces of absolute evil behind NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson.