Topic archives: The Australian

Quintis, the NT government and picking major project losers

Quintis, the NT government and picking major project losers

August 16, 2017 1

Similarly curious is the fact that the Gunner government has seen fit to continue Quintis' major project status. As will become clear, if there were grounds for concern about the company's activities in the NT eighteen months ago, recent events warrant even closer attention.

‘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

August 6, 2017

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.

Ten years on, Muckaty Station is back in the news, and back in court

Ten years on, Muckaty Station is back in the news, and back in court

July 26, 2017

Last month—three years to the day since Justice North confirmed the settlement of the Muckaty court case between the Northern Land Council, the Commonwealth and the dissident Aboriginal community members—Ngapa clan members have launched legal action against the Northern Land Council. That action, Jason Bill & Ors v Northern Land Council, was filed in the Darwin registry of the Federal Court on 20 June 2017.

The Northern Territory is the most corrupt jurisdiction in Australia. Discuss.

The Northern Territory is the most corrupt jurisdiction in Australia. Discuss.

February 24, 2017 1

My punch-bowl moment at yesterday's first day of the NT governance summit—that the NT is the most corrupt jurisdiction in the country—drew a few audible groans and mutters of protest from the good-and-locally-great and protests that, well, Queensland, Joh and Eddie Obeid. Yeah, well, they would say that.

Keith Windschuttle and the Aboriginal sovereignty conspiracy that never was

Keith Windschuttle and the Aboriginal sovereignty conspiracy that never was

November 20, 2016 1

It is unsurprising that Windschuttle—as most of us do—struggles with the complexity of the Native Title Act but the least we can expect is that if he is going to throw up ideas based on the application of that Act it is not unreasonable that he exhibit at least a working comprehension of the operation of the Act and its basic concepts.

Land-Clearing in Queensland: On the Brink

Land-Clearing in Queensland: On the Brink

August 12, 2016

Leading the LNP cheer squad has been Pearson and his mates, who control various Cairns-based organisations including the Cape York Institute and the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation. Prominent among them are Noel's brother Gerhardt Pearson and Cape York Land Council chairman Richie Ahmat. They say the new law will prevent the development of indigenous agricultural and other development projects.

The rise and rapid fall of Minister Nathan Barrett

The rise and rapid fall of Minister Nathan Barrett

June 14, 2016

By early Saturday afternoon Nathan Barrett was gone from the NT Cabinet, a "horrified" Chief Minister Adam Giles telling the media that Barrett "had to go."

The Left is revolting … and why Bill Shorten is toast

The Left is revolting … and why Bill Shorten is toast

May 31, 2016

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 CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

The CLP’s greatest hits – 2012 to 2016

May 15, 2016

“ … a rancid dead dog.” Ex-CLP leader Jodeen Carney. Northern Territory News. July 2015, channeling an Adam Giles quote from 2009.

What price for water? Stylo Station sold for $5.5 million.

What price for water? Stylo Station sold for $5.5 million.

December 23, 2015

Stylo Station is a modest cattle property near Mataranka in the NT's so-called "never-never" country. Why it is of such interest and controversy is all part of an unfolding tale, with many parts yet to come. Here is the latest ...