Category Archives: Politics – Northern Territory

Neutering the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

This article is a follow-up to my recent long piece titled Northern Territory development, debt and deficit – the long and winding road. Urban development ideas are invariably bedevilled by community dissension, much of it uninformed and anything but constructive.  … Continue reading

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Northern Territory development, debt and deficit – the long and winding road

The media debate about last Monday’s NT Budget sure could do with some context and perspective.  The Australian’s Amos Aikman was an honourable exception: Everyone could see this mess coming. You can’t have a mining boom, two new gas plants, … Continue reading

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Accountability and transparency? Gunner government gets a Fail grade

The Gunner Labor government came to office last August promising to restore the trust of Territorians in government, after it had been shattered by four years of chaos, division and dubious or worse ethical behaviour by various members of the … Continue reading

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IS ScoMo a “bastard” for cutting the Territory’s GST funding?

The NT News’ front page on Saturday is a vintage piece of Murdoch tabloid journalism – aggressively funny but without any meaningful regard for fact or fairness. Of course portraying any politicians as “bastards” is bound to meet with general … Continue reading

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Jeff Collins MLA is right about crime, but so what?

  Experienced Troppo readers will be aware that I fairly frequently post articles about topics relating to crime and punishment, especially crime statistics and patterns. Quite often those articles consist partly of impassioned diatribes against sensationalist tabloid crime “shock horror” … Continue reading

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What might a treaty look like?

Here is a link to a companion article to Treaty: Yeah, Nah, Maybe which I cross-posted here at Troppo from The Summit a week ago: What might a treaty look like? Another article published there a couple of days ago (The hidden … Continue reading

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Treaty: Yeah, Nah, Maybe

Cross-posted from The Summit. It was surprising (at least to me) that there wasn’t more discussion at the NT Governance Summit surrounding the question of a possible treaty between Aboriginal Territorians and the Northern Territory Government. It seemed as if … Continue reading

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