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The ABC, the Country Liberal Party, the Kenbi land claim and a southern journalist.

The ABC, the Country Liberal Party, the Kenbi land claim and a southern journalist.

May 26, 2016 1 Comment

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.

Five reasons why Yarralin must be returned: The battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 3

Five reasons why Yarralin must be returned: The battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 3

December 7, 2015

From the early days, young Aborigines were trained and used as labour on VRD and the number of white men, according to Big Mick, was very small, often only the manager, head stockman and cook. In those days the Aborigines received no wages, only rations of dry bread and beef, sugar and tea, and at the end of the season were given small amounts of tobacco, flour, sugar and tea: Dr. Partick McConville.

They never gave up the fight: the battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 2.

They never gave up the fight: the battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 2.

December 7, 2015

This article first appeared in the July 2015 edition of Land Rights News, published by the Northern Land Council and edited by Murray McLaughlin. WHEN the Federal government makes good on its commitment to hand back land* at Yarralin in the Victoria River District, it will have turned the last page of a long history […]

A Territory Testamentary Tale

A Territory Testamentary Tale

November 15, 2014 2 Comments

The takeaway message from this Territory Testamentary Tale is a simple one. Making a valid will isn’t as straightforward as it might look. You certainly shouldn’t draw it up yourself nor should you get a non-lawyer friend to do so. Using one of those DIY wills kits that you can buy at a newsagent is probably okay in a straightforward situation, as long as you are capable of reading and carefully following the instructions.

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

October 15, 2013 10 Comments

“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.”

NT Writers Centre opens a fund raiser for our mate Andrew McMillan

NT Writers Centre opens a fund raiser for our mate Andrew McMillan

November 4, 2010 3 Comments

Donations for Andrew McMillan will be allocated to a McMillan Fund in the NT Writers' Centre books. The NT Writers' Centre is a charitable institution with endorsement as a deductible gift recipient. This means that donors may claim a tax deduction if they request a receipt from us. The McMillan Fund will be used to provide suitable accommodation and care for Andrew as he convalesces over the next six months and, hopefully, returns to his writing.

Andrew McMillan – we have a man down, but definitely not out…

Andrew McMillan – we have a man down, but definitely not out…

October 31, 2010 8 Comments

If, in the Crowd, there's one who's not forgot me, If there's one, perhaps who asks how I am, Say I'm alive, but deny that I am well: That I'm even alive is a gift from a God. (Ovid, thanks to Paul Kelly via Chips Mackinolty)

Roll up, roll up and watch NT Labor eat itself alive

June 5, 2009 13 Comments

There is the very real possibility that Alison Anderson could follow Scrymgour's lead and walk - not to the cross-benches - but across the Assembly floor to the CLP - gifting government to the CLP's Terry Mills.

How Scrymgour and homelands might undo NT Labor

June 2, 2009

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.