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Why Camp Dogs matter – introducing the NT’s new Animal Protection Act

Why Camp Dogs matter – introducing the NT’s new Animal Protection Act

"Lupo was a very large bull mastiff looking dog that was white, except when as kids one time decided to dye him blue or purple with gentian violet ... Maybe he was the Boundless Possible dog": Scott McConnell MLA

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.

‘Racist’ black-cladding business policy canned by NT government, referred to NT Police for investigation

‘Racist’ black-cladding business policy canned by NT government, referred to NT Police for investigation

CLP candidate Steve Brown described the indigenous employment and procurement polices as 'ill-considered' and 'blatantly racist.' Brown didn't elaborate on what aspects of his party's policies he considered 'racist' but it may be that he considered the policies unfairly favoured Aboriginal workers. Or discriminated against non-Aboriginal businesses or workers. Or both.

Accountability and transparency? The Gunner government gets a Fail grade so far

Accountability and transparency? The Gunner government gets a Fail grade so far

The Gunner government’s end of semester Report Card gives it a fairly miserable failing D grade in the subject Accountability and Transparency. Teacher’s comment: “Occasional glimpses of promise and a marginal improvement on last year’s class (the worst the school has ever had) but much more effort is needed”.

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller’s abuse before

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller’s abuse before

This appointment is wrong for all manner of reasons, and Aboriginal people in the Territory will not have confidence in the appointment of Brian Martin. As Chief Justice, he sat at the apex of the NT’s justice system. He presided over all judicial officers who sentenced young Aboriginal offenders to detention, and he knew them all: Olga Havnen, AMSANT.

“Get in the big concrete hole” – NT Corrections Minister Adam Giles

“Get in the big concrete hole” – NT Corrections Minister Adam Giles

"I would build a big concrete hole and put all the bad criminals in there: ‘Right, you are in the hole, you are not coming out. Start learning about it. Get in the hole’: Adam Giles, NT Parliament, October 20, 2010.

The NT’s CLP in bed with the Eels, but how slimy are the sheets?

The NT’s CLP in bed with the Eels, but how slimy are the sheets?

An unkind observer might note that the Parramatta Eels are the only show in town with more reshuffles and coups than the NT’s Country Liberal Party.

Willem Rudolf Westra van Holthe: the accidental Deputy

Willem Rudolf Westra van Holthe: the accidental Deputy

The reason ministers are supposed to abide by strict standards is not just because they are senior members of the government, but because of the power, juicy information and influence they wield ... If you're on holidays as a minister, it simply means you'll either continue to take work calls anyway and your paperwork builds up in your inbox: Judith Ireland, SMH.

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles: On life, burnout and working 20 hours a day, 7 days a week

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles: On life, burnout and working 20 hours a day, 7 days a week

Whether Giles' statement that he 'works seven days a week, 20 hours a day' is accurate or not, anything close to that figure would be unhealthy in both personal and professional terms and is indicative of a work-life balance well out of whack.

Robyn Lambley on the ‘politics of hate, discord and lies’ – the ‘dark, unpleasant, amoral cabal’ that rules the NT

Robyn Lambley on the ‘politics of hate, discord and lies’ – the ‘dark, unpleasant, amoral cabal’ that rules the NT

Robyn Lambley on NT Chief Minister Adam Giles: 'This is the Chief Minister whose modus operandi is to eliminate, execute, annihilate and assassinate – and of course has no use for the truth.'