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Rolfe trial would not be the ‘first’ that is widely contended

"The Northern Territory court decision this week to commit Police Constable Zachary Rolfe to stand trial for the shooting death of 19-year-old Warlpiri man...

To mound or not to mound?

 

 

Planting into raised mounds is a good idea in places where drainage is an issue. Not often the case in our neck of the woods. Noted green thumb Alex Nelson advises on a much better approach. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Heritage Act: not worth the paper it is written on

 

With several heritage sites around town "on death row",  a ritual burning of the Act was held at the gates of the former Anzac Hill High this morning by a small but ardent group. And thus far the bulldozers do not seem to have moved in at the school site.  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Former Anzac Hill High School: time to take stock

 

 

With Chief Minister Michael Gunner safely out of the country on a trade mission, and the public completely in the dark about what his government will be using the land for, the demolition of the historic Anzac High is underway in the face of public protest. ALEX NELSON reviews the issues.

No to halting Anzac High demolition: tribunal


 
Undeterred, local historian Alex Nelson will now attempt to get an injunction in the NT Supreme Court. The clock is running down to Monday, when demolition proper is due to start, with heavy machinery procured by the contractor en route.  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

UPDATE, 18 October 2019, 11.22am: In reasons published today, the NTCAT President says review sought by Mr Nelson would have "at least an arguable prospect of success".

No sign of Anzac High work claimed by Minister Lawler

 

 

An inspection this morning showed no sign of demolition work, writes Alex Nelson.

Have we ever had it as tough in Australia as in other countries?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

What's most annoying (and indeed deeply offensive) about John Pilger and various academic commentators is their readiness to associate the plight of Aboriginal people with that of victims of genocide from other places around the world. But have we ever had it as tough in Australia as in other countries, asks Alex Nelson.

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