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“Free of the hell that the Australian government made for us on Manus … We all need freedom”

“Free of the hell that the Australian government made for us on Manus … We all need freedom”

I am very happy to be free of the hell that the Australian government made for us on Manus. But we are sad for those who are still waiting so long. We can't stop thinking of everyone who are still on Manus. We all need freedom. 

Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.

Ten reasons the NT’s “Daniel’s Law” will be bad for sexual assault victims

Ten reasons the NT’s “Daniel’s Law” will be bad for sexual assault victims

"The decision to report a family member suspected of child sexual offending to the authorities is often agonising, and much such offending currently goes unreported. The prospect that the offender - and by extension the offender’s family - will be publicly shamed, will be a powerful deterrent to families considering reporting one of their members as an offender."

Timor Leste, the media and the “presumption of violence”

Timor Leste, the media and the “presumption of violence”

Why are the world’s media so eager to report lies about violence committed by people from Timor-Leste, but so reluctant — in the past and still today — to report truthfully on those who commit violence against them?

Bird of the Week: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit.”

Bird of the Week: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit.”

Vultures have been called masters of two disciplines: soaring and sanitation (Dunne et al. 1988:136). In towns, villages, and rural communities where there is no modern plumbing or garbage disposal, they provide the only sanitation services. “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit,” observed a worker in a slaughterhouse in Guatemala.