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*)

Andy Albury: “I will kill again—it is what I do … ”

Part Two: The Queen v Albury [2004] NTSC 59  Andy Albury interviewed by NT Police This is Part Two of a series examining recent developments in the indefinite incarceration of convicted murderer Andy Albury. You can read Part One here. In 2004 the Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions applied to Chief Justice Brian Martin [...]

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 [...]

A crocodile called Elvis

Part 3: Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3) Not the Tiwi Island Crocodile called "Elvis". But a nice one nonetheless ... At paragraph 312 of Justice Natalie Charlesworth’s decision in Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3) witness Tony Pilakui said in his statement that he disputed the truth of [...]

“We’re working through those processes … “ Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3)

Part Two: … and a crocodile called Elvis. Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher. Darwin, February 2024 By Bob Gosford In the first part of this seriesI looked at the recent Federal Court decision of Justice Charlesworth in Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3) [2024] (Munkara) and briefly explored the judicial history of principles [...]

By |2024-02-18T23:35:04+09:30February 18th, 2024|Australian politics, Indigenous land management, Mining and Resources, Northern development, Northern Territory politics, NT Politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth, Tiwi Islands|Comments Off on “We’re working through those processes … “ Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3)

Evidence that was “qualitatively and quantitively inadequate.” Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3)

Part One: Why Alderson v Northern Land Council (still) rules after forty years. Tiwi lead applicant Simon Munkara By Bob Gosford After two weeks of hearings in late December, in mid-January 2024 Justice Charlesworth of the Federal Court of Australia delivered her 258-page demolition of the application for a permanent injunction by three Tiwi Island [...]

By |2024-02-18T22:47:16+09:30February 18th, 2024|Australian politics, Indigenous land management, Mining and Resources, Northern Territory politics, NT Politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth, Tiwi Islands|Comments Off on Evidence that was “qualitatively and quantitively inadequate.” Munkara v Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd (No 3)

Vale Wojeiech Jacek “Jack” Karczewski KC

This is a guest post by legal commentator Hector Lung. Jack Karczewski KC was admitted to practice in the NT in 1984 and provided almost 40 years of service to the Territory’s criminal justice system. He passed away in late 2023. In early 2024 a few rather brief and underwhelming notices appeared to mark his [...]

By |2024-01-31T17:21:55+09:30January 31st, 2024|Crime, Northern development, Northern Territory politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth, Writing and writers|Comments Off on Vale Wojeiech Jacek “Jack” Karczewski KC

First (Australian) cab off the electoral rank for 2024 – the Northern Territory

2024 will be a big year for elections, with some estimates stating that half (really?) the world population will get the opportunity to vote in 2024. Time magazine reckons that 64 countries—and the European Union—will conduct national elections this year with elections in Taiwan, Bangladesh, Russia and Ukraine all must-watch events for a variety of [...]

By |2024-01-24T18:59:29+09:30January 24th, 2024|Australian politics, Fun stuff, Northern development, Northern Territory politics, NT Politics, Some places I've been, The Law, The Northern Myth|Comments Off on First (Australian) cab off the electoral rank for 2024 – the Northern Territory
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