The NT News. The slow death of a once valued journal of record.

The first image on this post is today’s front page of the NT News. Below that is page 90, the back page of the same edition. Local, National and International reporting, The Neddies and Advertising By my (admittedly quick & nasty) tally of the content between pages one and 90, if you’d paid your full [...]

Joe Martin-Jard’s term as Northern Land Council Chief Executive Officer ends (updated*)

By Media Release earlier today the Northern Land Council (NLC) advised in relation to the employment of the Chief Executive Officer, Joe Martin-Jard, that: The Northern Land Council has announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joe Martin-Jard, is leaving the role, effective Friday.The NLC would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Martin-Jard for [...]

By |2024-03-14T16:51:45+09:30March 14th, 2024|Indigenous land management, Media, Northern development, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth|Comments Off on Joe Martin-Jard’s term as Northern Land Council Chief Executive Officer ends (updated*)

In the NT juvenile offenders sleep on million dollar beds

Photo: National Indigenous Times This Musical Dispatch from the Front is a guest post by my old—in both senses of that word—friend Frank Baarda,* a long-term resident of Yuendumu. Hiya Folks, I consider myself lucky to have experienced an age when nuclear submarines didn’t cost $5 billion and to keep an almost vacant offshore asylum [...]

“Loser …” Joe Biden launches 2024 re-election campaign, Valley Forge, PA. 5 January 2024

President Joseph Biden’s re-election campaign speech earlier today US time at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania was a speech for the ages and has set the tone for the campaign that will run for the next 10 months until election day. Hang on, it will be a great ride. At nearly 4,000 words the transcript is a [...]

By |2024-01-06T14:40:14+09:30January 6th, 2024|Australian politics, Crime, Media, NT Politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth, US Politics|Comments Off on “Loser …” Joe Biden launches 2024 re-election campaign, Valley Forge, PA. 5 January 2024

Vale Dr Bush-Blanasi 1961 – 2023

Northern Land Council – Statement on the passing of the NLC Chairman, Dr Bush-Blanasi The following is a statement released this morning by the Northern Land Council Today we mourn the loss of Dr Bush-Blanasi. His mother was a Yolngu woman from the Blue Mud Bay region and he was raised by a Mayili man [...]

By |2023-11-13T11:18:08+09:30November 13th, 2023|Aboriginal & Islander Art, Australian politics, Indigenous land management, Media, Northern Territory politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth|Comments Off on Vale Dr Bush-Blanasi 1961 – 2023

No batteries required

By Mark Butler* OUR town’s book nook (motto: “Leave a book, take a book, or both. No batteries required.”) is snugly tucked away in the vestibule of the community hall, and was set up by my wife Mary and me not long after we had moved here in 2016. We maintain and curate it, and [...]

By |2023-11-11T21:59:43+09:30November 11th, 2023|Australian politics, Books, FARRAGO, Fun stuff, Media, Poetry, Some places I've been, The Arts, The Northern Myth, Writing and writers|Comments Off on No batteries required

The bloke downstairs

By Mark Butler* THERE are two ways to survive while working for a toxic media organisation such as News Corp: either be a fully paid-up member of the team, which means parking your integrity and your soul outside the building, or take drugs. Or both. There may be a third option, but thinking about that [...]

By |2023-09-08T23:22:24+09:30September 8th, 2023|Australian politics, FARRAGO, Media, Some places I've been, The Northern Myth, Writing and writers|Comments Off on The bloke downstairs

Barbie is a sci-fi horror snuff film. Discuss.

© K Roussos, 2023 This is a guest post by artist, curator and barrister-at-law Koulla Roussos* I watched “Barbie” the other night. I took my mother, sister, nephews and a 5 year-old niece and two friends, and left the cinema with a brain in toxic shock convulsing with mixed messages. It has taken a few [...]

By |2023-09-02T13:49:28+09:30September 2nd, 2023|Art, Australian politics, Crime, Fun stuff, Media, Religion, Stupidity, The Arts, The Northern Myth, Writing and writers|Comments Off on Barbie is a sci-fi horror snuff film. Discuss.
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