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There’s a long-term shift underway in Australia that all politicians should be watching. There’s a long-term shift underway in Australia that all politicians should be watching. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Indigenous Australia’s rapid rise is shifting money and votes

Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
Terry Mills has been ousted as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory by Adam Giles. Terry Mills has been ousted as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory by Adam Giles. AAP

Darwinian politics: it’s survival of the fittest for the top job in the Territory

It’s a fact up north that our governments habitually overthrow their Chief Ministers. By my estimation, five of the nine (now 10) Chief Ministers have been ousted by their party colleagues rather than…
There was cause for new NT chief minister Terry Mills to cheer this weekend, but political debate continues to suffer in Australia. There was cause for new NT chief minister Terry Mills to cheer this weekend, but political debate continues to suffer in Australia. AAP

Politics without passion: NT election another act in an uninspiring policy circus

Labor has just lost another election in Australia to the opposition in an electoral race that was dominated by negative messages, where both parties attempted unsuccessfully to differentiate themselves…
Terry Mills has been sworn in as new chief minister of the Northern Territory. Terry Mills has been sworn in as new chief minister of the Northern Territory. AAP Image

Was the NT election outcome a shockwave or a regional ripple?

The recent Northern Territory election attracted an unusual amount of media attention amongst the “politically informed public”, especially in the south-eastern states of Australia. Media reporting saw…
Northern Territory’s new Chief Minister Terry Mills has benefited from indigenous disenchantment with state and federal Labor policies. Northern Territory’s new Chief Minister Terry Mills has benefited from indigenous disenchantment with state and federal Labor policies.

NT Labor counts the cost of federal and state indigenous policies

The ALP losses in the Northern Territory are fairly clearly related to Aboriginal rejection of their treatment - not just what was done to them, but how it was done. There has been little acknowledgement…