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Doing the Darwin Shuffle Part Two. The Northern Territory as a tax haven: 1982 to 1986

Doing the Darwin Shuffle Part Two. The Northern Territory as a tax haven: 1982 to 1986

Senator WALSH — I was aware of the fact that the Northern Territory is heavily dependent upon Commonwealth revenue [and] I have noted from time to time that nobody has a more voracious appetite for Commonwealth money than the present Northern Territory Chief Minister, although incongruously nobody is a more vocal critic of the Commonwealth taxes which raise the revenue which he so voraciously consumes. Senator Peter Walsh, Hansard, May 1983.

Birdwatchers = terrorists & criminals?

Birdwatchers = terrorists & criminals?

Australia is nowhere near as dangerous as some of the countries that my friend Mark Cocker writes about in his wonderful book "Birders: Tales of a Tribe" (2001, Jonathan Cape). Throughout the book Mark notes that the lengths that they birders will go to to see birds sometimes end in dreadful tragedy, including being pursued - and shot at - by armed Afghan tribesmen, being eaten by a Tiger in northern India and being shot and killed by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas in Peru.