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Kenbi Land Claim handback, 21 June 2016. Speech by NLC CEO Joe Morrison.

Kenbi Land Claim handback, 21 June 2016. Speech by NLC CEO Joe Morrison.

Joe Morrison: "I want to take you on a short journey through the last four decades of the story of the Kenbi land claim. It’s been a tumultuous journey, so buckle up and come along for a bumpy ride through a long and tortuous history."

The Kenbi Land Claim explained – who gets what

The Kenbi Land Claim explained – who gets what

The details of the settlement of Australia's longest-running Aboriginal land claim are contained in this article that was first published in the April 2016 edition of Land Rights News, produced by the Northern Land Council.

NAAJA v NT in the High Court: a wider perspective

NAAJA v NT in the High Court: a wider perspective

It is clearly time for the NT government to revisit its policies for dealing with intoxicated persons. It should abandon the ill-considered “paperless arrest” process and instead look at building new sobering-up shelters in or adjacent to CBD areas. That would allow vulnerable intoxicated people to be taken by police to a supportive, treatment-oriented facility instead of police cells, while still getting police units back out on patrol without delay.

Abbott’s white paper for the black tropics: Boon or boondoggle?

Abbott’s white paper for the black tropics: Boon or boondoggle?

"Developing North Australia" is, somewhat surprisingly, a curate's--or perhaps in this case a failed seminarian's--egg. Good in parts and in small measure. But as Longfellow said, "When she was good, She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid."

When bad cases make bad law. Jeremy Geia, the Yidindji and tilts at the windmill of indigenous sovereignty

When bad cases make bad law. Jeremy Geia, the Yidindji and tilts at the windmill of indigenous sovereignty

[Geia] was informed that he was entitled to bail under Section 8 of the Bail Act but given he did not recognise the Australian Law System bail was refused under Section 22 of the Bail Act. Watch House Bail was refused as the defendant stated that he would not attend court as per the undertakings required.

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

“The fucking cops are chasing me down the main street of Katherine with a summons. I can’t go to fucking Berrimah [jail]. I can’t read or write.”

Winning a battle but losing the war. The AFL and the Windy Hill Four

Winning a battle but losing the war. The AFL and the Windy Hill Four

On the Windy Hill Four. Has the AFL won a battle but lost the war?

The Yirrkala Bark Petitions. How an old typewriter helped change the course of Australian history

The Yirrkala Bark Petitions. How an old typewriter helped change the course of Australian history

In this NAIDOC Week when the focus is on the impact of the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Australian Parliament, it is timely to reflect how an old typewriter helped change the course of Australian history.