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Realising Mungarrawuy’s legacy – Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the Gumatj clan forge a new future in north-east Arnhem Land

Realising Mungarrawuy’s legacy – Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the Gumatj clan forge a new future in north-east Arnhem Land

And Galarrwuy Yunupingu? He's about to turn 70, but still keeps a sharp eye on development and is guiding every step taken. He has straddled the whole of the Northern Territory's history of self-government, been public enemy number one, and respected elder number one, sometimes at the same time. He has hosted every prime minister since Whitlam and none claim to have bettered him.

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 5 – the 2008 Yirrkala Statement

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 5 – the 2008 Yirrkala Statement

Dhuwalanydja rom wawungu wanga-wuy ngandarryunmarama Australian-gala bapurrulili. Nganapurru marrliliyama nhukula ngurru-warryun-narayngu, marr yurru Commonwealth Parliament ngurru warrwun ga dharangan dhuwala rom ga marryuwak gumana dhayutakumana lukunydja rom.

The Left is revolting … and why Bill Shorten is toast

The Left is revolting … and why Bill Shorten is toast

Bill Shorten--unless Malcolm Turnbull falls under one of his beloved trains--will lose this election. Soon after losing Shorten will either fall on his sword or be pushed by the Left, who have long regarded Rudd's succession rule as farcical.

The NT Labor Party is revolting …

The NT Labor Party is revolting …

Lawrie appears determined to hang onto leadership despite the numbers running against her. If the caucus remains split at 5-3 she will need at least 60 per cent of the rank and file to vote her way. If, as is widely expected, she loses even one of those supporters then the odds and the numbers will be firmly stacked against her.

Four years of The Northern Myth on Australian cycling, money, doping, Armstrong and more …

Four years of The Northern Myth on Australian cycling, money, doping, Armstrong and more …

A look back into the dirty flood of money, drugs, power and rumour that swirl around cycling in Australia and elsewhere.

‘Sorry’ – Still Living On Borrowed Time

‘Sorry’ – Still Living On Borrowed Time

National Sorry Day is on Thursday 26th of May – The slogan for this years event is ‘SORRY. Still Living On Borrowed Time’.

Dear Mike, we need to talk about Lance…

Dear Mike, we need to talk about Lance…

Surely it is now time for Mr Rann and his minions to finally cast Lance Armstrong adrift and start answering the many outstanding questions about the relationships between his government and Armstrong?

Some (unanswered) questions for South Australian Premier Mike Rann

Some (unanswered) questions for South Australian Premier Mike Rann

Over the weekend just passed I found this reference to the LIVESTRONG trademark in the Initial Public offering (the IPO) for the US "content farmer" Demand Media that seems to raise yet more questions. “The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a party to a license agreement with us under which the Lance Armstrong Foundation grants us a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive license to use the LIVESTRONG.com brand, trademark and certain website names associated therewith, including LIVESTRONG.com.”

My unsung heroes – Marion Scrymgour’s NAIDOC speech

My unsung heroes – Marion Scrymgour’s NAIDOC speech

I am honoured to have been given this 2010 NAIDOC award. I remember like it was yesterday being in the audience at this event in 2007 when my former colleague Jack Ah Kit spoke after receiving the same award. It was only weeks after John Howard and Mal Brough had made their shock-and-awe Intervention announcement in 2007.

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Two years ago Kevin Rudd, in what appears to have now faded into a largely symbolic apology to Aboriginal Australia, told the nation that: …symbolism is important but, unless the great symbolism of reconciliation is accompanied by an even greater substance, it is little more than a clanging gong. It is not sentiment that makes […]