OPINION PIECE – STRIPPING AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS OF MILITARY SERVICE AWARDS SENDS WRONG MESSAGE, 30 NOVEMBER 2020
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 […]
FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2020
SUBJECTS: IGADF REPORT
MEL LITTLE, HOST: Some killings were carried out without the context of soldiers unhappiness with releasing prisoners that they believe were involved with the Taliban. And a whole lot more, we are a military town here in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. And this is going to […]Nov 30 2020
TRANSCRIPT – DOORSTOP INTERVIEW – COVID-19 RESPONSE, CYCLONE SEASON, BRERETON INQUIRY, CASHLESS DEBIT CARD – WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2020
WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2020
SUBJECTS: Northern Territory COVID-19 response; SA COVID-19 hotspot cases; Morrison Government’s unspent $4b Emergency Response Fund; Disaster season preparation; Brereton Inquiry; Cashless debit card.
MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY, LABOR SENATOR FOR NORTHERN TERRITORY: Good morning and thank you for joining us here this morning. I’d like to acknowledge that we are on Larrakia […]Nov 18 2020
It’s been a busy few weeks after Leader Anthony Albanese touched down in Darwin recently, as a part of a three-day visit to listen to business and community members and outline his vision for the Top End.Just moments after landing at Darwin International Airport, we took a tour of the Rapid Creek Markets with Member for Johnston Joel Bowden. As […]Nov 17 2020
Last week in Canberra the Federal Treasurer brought down the 2020 budget. There was some modest roads funding for the NT that we all hope eventuates, and Labor supports the first two stages of income tax cuts. There was also some good support for business, although we believe it’s too early for the Coalition to […]Nov 17 2020
EVEN though our population is now growing, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has taken away one of four Northern Territory seats in federal parliament. It’s gone. Come next federal election, without action, the NT will revert to a single seat in the House of Representatives. It’s difficult to know if the lack of action from […]Oct 04 2020
OPINION PIECE – THE VOICE OF NORTHERN TERRITORY VOTERS RISKS BEING SILENCED EVEN FURTHER – MONDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2020
The principle “one person, one vote” is at the core of our democracy.
So why are Aboriginal Territorians, already among the most underrepresented on electoral rolls, having their voices further silenced?
Sustained government cuts are to blame for disenfranchising remote Aboriginal voters in the Northern Territory. This is at a time when one of the territory’s two seats […]Sep 07 2020
Eight years ago almost to the day, Australian soldiers Rick Milosevic, James Martin and Robert Poate were on deployment in Afghanistan at Patrol Base Wahab in Uruzgan. After an exhausting day of patrolling in over 50-degree heat, they returned inside the wire of the base they shared with their Afghan National Army allies.
Hekmatullah, an Afghan […]Aug 26 2020
TERRITORY FM MORNINGS WITH MEL LITTLE
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2020
SUBJECT: Dreamtime match in Darwin; Reconciliation.
MEL LITTLE, HOST: Joining me now, Luke Gosling.
LUKE GOSLING OAM MP, MEMBER FOR SOLOMON: Good morning Mel.
HOST: It’s nice to have you on my friend. You look tired, just like I look tired. You know I think it’s what feels like […]Aug 21 2020
MEDIA RELEASE – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC: HONOURING OUR TERRITORY VETERANS – FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2020
Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, also known as Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day). The Territory was the front line of World War II, Darwin sustained Japanese bombing in 1942-43 as did other towns and cities across the North. Many Territorians served in the war and […]Aug 14 2020