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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...

Golmohammadian Family In Immigration Detention In Darwin

The Territory, as I like to keep reminding you all, is an amazing place full of incredible people from all walks of life and from all over the world. The week before last, I paid a visit to an Iranian refugee family who have been in immigration detention for almost eight...

Stripping Afghanistan War Veterans of Military Service Awards Sends Wrong Message

It’s been a heavy period of reckoning for the nation this past week after the revelations of alleged war crimes were laid bare in Inspector-General Paul Brereton’s report. The horrific allegations have left all Australians struggling to understand what was done in our name. I’ve been contacted by dozens of current and former service people in the past week, many just needed to talk...