Topic archives: Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

A short tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

A short tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

October 31, 2017 1

When Sir Ninian Stephen found that lands around Uluru-Kata Tjuta [Ayers Rock] were to be returned to their traditional owners he put his hand up to be the official representative of the Crown in handing over the title deeds.

‘Gas to Gove’ – an open letter to the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

‘Gas to Gove’ – an open letter to the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

January 30, 2013

In 1963 I signed the historic bark petition which opposed the Gove refinery and bauxite mine and started the land rights movement, and which is now displayed in Parliament House, Canberra. In 2011 I signed the historic mining agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan which guarantees the refinery and bauxite mine for another 42 years. How the wheel turns!