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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.

Les MacFarlane C.M.G. of Moroak: Cattleman, politician and racist?

Les MacFarlane C.M.G. of Moroak: Cattleman, politician and racist?

Mr MacFarlane has now confirmed this belief ... Mr MacFarlane's response which is intimidatory, arrogant, overbearing and in no way becoming a Member of Parliament. We do not believe that such a man should hold the office of Speaker of Parliament, an office to which the qualities of an unbiased and fairminded character are normally attributed.

Bird of the week: the Indonesian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30 Flankers

Bird of the week: the Indonesian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30 Flankers

These are the first pictures from Australian airspace of Indonesia’s front-line jet fighter, the Sukhoi SU-30, four of which landed at Darwin’s RAAF base earlier today to take part in Exercise¬†Pitch Black 2012.

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 […]

How Scrymgour and homelands might undo NT Labor

How Scrymgour and homelands might undo NT Labor

Henderson's failures are all his own doing, led by a poor set of polices that attack his electoral heartland and a supine surrender to the Federal government's directions -- but he hasn't been helped by the loose cannons rolling around the deck of what passes for the sinking ship of state in the NT.

The NT Government’s “Growth towns” – the desperation of a failed government in a failed state

The NT Government’s “Growth towns” – the desperation of a failed government in a failed state

No-one in NT Chief Minister's Henderson's now-marginal, single-seat majority government has the intellectual or moral wit, rigour or vigour to think outside of the prevailing assimilationist paradigm that now runs in Australia's management of indigenous affairs.

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

The documents show the Centrelink account balances of many residents of Yuendumu whose welfare payments have been quarantined under the federal indigenous intervention.

The NT’s new Folk Devils – 12 Hells Angels and a Fink

The NT’s new Folk Devils – 12 Hells Angels and a Fink

What does distinguish the members of the so-called outlaw motorcycle gangs from the general population are the strong bonds of loyalty and trust between fellow club members in particular and to others that share their lifestyle more generally - some might argue that these are admirable qualities that the rest of us could use more of.