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Reforming Northern Territory self-government – Reconciling the Two Towers of Power – Part One

Reforming Northern Territory self-government – Reconciling the Two Towers of Power – Part One

The Territory government and land councils each have significant real world authority over the same land mass, and therefore real roles in important decisions made about land use, tenure and development on half of the Territory’s land, which in turn comprises twenty percent of Australia’s land mass.

Guest Post – Frank Baarda’s Musical Dispatch from the Front

Guest Post – Frank Baarda’s Musical Dispatch from the Front

I suspect that Lajamanu’s Centrelink personnel, who will have the power to decide whether Jupurrula is responsible enough to be exempted from IM, and who probably are half his age and earn at least twice as much as him, are incapable of fixing taps and unblocking sewerage pipes, and even if they could wouldn’t be allowed to because they don’t have a ticket...I won’t bother to tell you the stories of ticketless Jampijimpa that used to run the Powerhouse, until he had this power taken off him, or of ticketless Jakamarra that could make a bulldozer dance.

Intervention Sign Wars in the Tanami Desert…part 1,045

Intervention Sign Wars in the Tanami Desert…part 1,045

Pornography Drop-off Point. "This one is at the airstrip and is one of a pair. The other one is at the entrance to Yuendumu near the patronising “Look for People” sign. We inspect the bins daily. So far nothing has been placed in them. Anything we recover from the bins, we will incinerate."