Category Archives: Politics – Northern Territory

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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Rating the Gunner government

An article in today’s Northern Territory News (online version marked “premium” – I read the paper version while sipping coffee at the Roma Bar) gives what the newspaper describes as a six month report card on the Gunner Labor government. … Continue reading

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Stop the youth detention royal commission now

Sky News’ Matt Cunningham is unimpressed by the actions of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, in restricting cross-examination of detainees, failing to proceed with hearings before Christmas, and obtaining a five … Continue reading

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Peace in our time eludes NT politics again

In contrast to the almost continual chaos and dysfunction that marked the former unlamented Giles CLP government, the period of almost 2 months since August’s election of the Gunner ALP regime has been positively soporific. But it was too good … Continue reading

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