The Kenbi land claim survived. But it would face more challenges from CLP governments until a newly-elected Labor government decided in 2001 to call a halt to legal shenanigans and accept the December 2000 recommendations of Aboriginal Land Commissioner Peter Gray.
"If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming." Emma Goldman. Hotel Darwin, Mitchell Street. Saturday 26 January 2013. 3pm onwards.
John not only broke news with a vigor and passion rarely seen but on occasion made it. The year fades into memory but John was the object of then NT cabinet minister Mick Palmer's attention when he 'snotted' John during a session at the local Petty Sessions bar. From that event came, in part, John's place in the annals of journalism in the Territory as being the man responsible for the immortal headline 'Toothless MP head butts reporter'. Palmer, first removing his watch and teeth, admitted to having 'snotted' our man, then working at the Sunday Territorian.