Joe Morrison: "I want to take you on a short journey through the last four decades of the story of the Kenbi land claim. It’s been a tumultuous journey, so buckle up and come along for a bumpy ride through a long and tortuous history."
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.
A report of the sale of a large freehold cattle station in the NT to the country's largest grower of sandalwood is denied by the station owners but questions remain over the future of the station's controversial water allocation.
"Labor likes pet niggers, and I'm counted as a pet nigger. I'm allowed to mow the lawns, but I'm not allowed up on the verandah." Tracker on his struggles with pre-selection for the Senate in the NT.
Mr Sukumaran and Mr Chan have demonstrated genuine remorse and have become model prisoners, working constructively at Kerobokan not only on their own rehabilitation and reform, but also for that of other prisoners ... we believe it is significant that both Mr Chan and Mr Sukumaran were only apprehended as a result of the Australian Federal Police providing information to Indonesian Police. Their crime, serious as it was, was intended to impact on Australians in Australia, not Indonesia.
I have today received a message from the Gurindji: 'Very sad we lost that old man, but good because now people all over Australia will be reminded of his great legacy and the great thing he did with our leader, Mr Lingiari. That old maluka'—old man—'understood our important role in land rights. We will meet today to plan how we will mourn him.'
"Warlpiri people are not slaves, yet many in ‘mainstream’ society persist in claiming some sort of ‘ownership’ of Aborigines. They arrogantly have opinions as to what Aborigines should or shouldn’t do, and believe they have some sort of right in deciding what is best for them. Warlpiri have no power over their destiny. No say in their future. No say in how they should run their lives." Frank Baarda, Yuendumu 2010
John Liddle: Like most Aboriginal males in Central Australia I am sick of going to funerals and seeing our courts, jails, health clinics and hospital filled with brothers and sisters who have been involved in family violence. It is time that Aboriginal males stood up both morally and culturally, taking positive action and a zero tolerance approach to stop the excessive violence in families, communities and towns, a crisis that is having a devastating effect on community members of all ages and genders, especially the children.
As the NT News reported on 13 August 2010 that: "The CLP knew about the case before choosing him as the candidate for Lingiari...Mr Abbott yesterday denied he had pleaded guilty, but court records show that he did...He denied the original domestic violence order was taken out against him because of violence or threats of violence against the woman...Mr Abbott said he was a victim of biased legislation that nearly always favoured women in domestic violence cases. 'It does just cut one way in favour of women,' he said."
Hell, if "friends" were votes, Warren H would be streeting his opposition right now. His personal Facebook page has 387 "friends, his recently created Green's candidate Facebook page has 190 people that "like" it, there is a Wikipedia-based "Community" Facebook page that has 33 "friends" and his MySpace site has a whopping 1,709 "friends" With friends like that who needs voters!