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Ronald Chin And Royal Commission Into Veterans Suicide

I want to congratulate all those involved with the Bombing of Darwin commemoration. Reflecting on those who have served, we have some extraordinary veterans up in the NT. The 7th of February was a big day this year: WW2 veteran Charlie Parrott turned 101. It was great to celebrate with Charlie and his friends...

Closing The Gap

In recent weeks I’ve had the privilege of spending some time with this year’s Senior Australian of the Year, Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann. We last met the day before the 13th anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations. Miriam-Rose hails from Naiyu community – also known as Daly River – in the Top...

Respecting Our War History Key

There are many incredible Territorians whose history and stories we must preserve and remember. One of those is Dick Butler, whose life managed to touch almost every key moment of modern Top End history. He was by every definition a true Territorian. He was born in Katherine in 1908 to an Aboriginal mother...