In what looked like an extraordinary move to head off debate on the sensitive matter of the recent reception of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Town Council CEO Rex Mooney last night announced that a “concerned ratepayer” had paid in full the cost of the reception. KIERAN FINNANE reports the debate on the politicisation of council.
"Native title, the race to get funding to run your NGOs, all that stuff has divided our people. The Uluru Statement is a visionary thing. The divisions in our communities have been caused by the government. Therefore they have an obligation to deliver on this one national consensus," says Thomas Mayor, who is taking the original of the controversial manifesto around the country. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.
And the fundamental issues aren't even on the agenda, comments ERWIN CHLANDA. Media are making comparisons with abuses by US forces in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison with events in the Don Dale correctional facility.
Brian Martin (pictured) presided over all judicial officers who sentenced young Aboriginal offenders to detention, and after resignation as Chief Justice was paid by the NT Government for a report, says prominent Aboriginal spokesperson, Olga Havnen. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.