Author Archives: Ken Parish

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic at Charles Darwin University, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law) and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 12 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in he early 1990s.

Andrew Bolt has a point, but …

It’s not often that I agree with hyper-ventilating Murdoch columnist Andrew Bolt, but his column this week on the Don Dale Centre juvenile detention controversy is a useful antidote to the equally hyperbolic reactions of most commentators to ABC journalist … Continue reading

Posted in Politics - Northern Territory | 28 Comments

A meaningless sentence

The following is a guest post by David Morris, Principal Lawyer of the Environmental Defenders Office (NT). The Northern Territory already carries a 1 billion dollar burden for legacy mines. These are mine sites where the company has walked away and left … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Law | 9 Comments

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf minority government?

Will the Coalition get to 76 seats? The ABC’s Barry Cassidy ‘can’t see that happening’. But is the prospect of minority government really as horrific as much of the media is portraying? The only real problem (for both Malcolm Turnbull … Continue reading

Posted in Politics - national | 17 Comments

What does it all mean?

Posted in Politics - national | 15 Comments

The gamebrand’s the thing

It’s well past time to reconsider our communal attitude towards professional sport.  We’re subjected almost daily to scandals about drug cheating, gross and usually drunken behaviour  by sports people, rorted salary caps and match-fixing by players colluding with bookmakers and … Continue reading

Posted in Sport-general | 4 Comments

The employment perils of social media

La Trobe University has now retreated from acting against academic Roz Ward (as I suggest below that it should).  However I concluded it was still worth publishing this post, because it analyses important constitutional and legal issues that arise repeatedly … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Media, Politics - national | 10 Comments

Techno crystal ball gazing

As some may have noticed, I’ve been musing of late about the likely future social and economic effects of the increasingly rapid and interconnected development of ICT, artificial intelligence and robotics. This article is a bit silly in some respects … Continue reading

Posted in Geeky Musings, Social Policy | 9 Comments