Top End Politics in Orgy of Conflict?

Over at vexnews.com is an interesting, but slightly salacious article showing that in the Northern Territory politicians and journalists are almost joined at the hip.

I have links in my Indigenous News Updates to the news Alison Anderson had resigned from the Labour Party and vexnews.com throws some light on what may have occurred behind the scenes.

You wonder how anything in Indigenous Affairs will ever improve.

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Indigenous News Update – Mr Ward

This indigenous News Update contains more links to articles regarding the death of Mr Ward in the back of a prisoner transport vehicle on a 400km trip from Laverton to Kalgoorlie with outside temperatures in the mid forties (Celsius).

The coronial inquest into the death of Mr Ward was completed sometime ago. Here is a summary of news links at the end of this sorry story.

More links can be found here

  • Croakey wants to know if media had any responsibility for Mr Ward’s death as did not hi-light poor transfer service http://bit.ly/luOXS
  • Federal ALP release statement saying it is a tragic event. Release has a nice happy pic of Jenny Macklin http://bit.ly/2JwcDv
  • Eric Ripper describes death in custody of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward as a great failings of the former Labor Government. http://bit.ly/xO4us
  • ABC 4corners report on Mr Ward’s death and coronial inquiry http://bit.ly/C45y2
  • ABC 4corners extended interviews on death of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward http://bit.ly/46vS2q
  • Coroners report on death of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward http://bit.ly/7Q7lY
  • 1000 people rally in Perth for justice of Mr Ward http://bit.ly/CqmSU
  • Former WA minister accepts some responsibility for death of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward http://bit.ly/2wvqj
  • Prisoner transport drivers defied orders in trip which Aboriginal man Mr Ward died http://bit.ly/OY4Lk
  • Guard haunted by death of Aboriginal man during prisoner transport http://bit.ly/4tS1Ks

The Indigenous News Updates are sourced from news and other articles from around the country that I have posted on Twitter.

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