I wonder how Mt Johns’ “Woman’s court” and “Man’s court” …

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I wonder how Mt Johns’ “Woman’s court” and “Man’s court” will be pronounced by the f-i-f-o new residents!

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National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
Very good reporting. Thank you Kieran.
Relieved that the Alice Springs Town Council did not fall into accepting an MOU which was very restrictive.
Again and again it must be stressed that a NATIONAL Aboriginal Art Gallery (not only Museum) which allows for permanent and temporary exhibitions is not a local investment to bring relief to the small businesses of the CBD.
It is a vision for the whole of Australia to be proud of and show the world that Australia values her Indigenous population and its culture.
Therefore the “conversation”, “consultation”, “inclusion” of the TOs of Alice Springs in the decision making is most important. Not as a token, but as equal partners. A Mayor and a Chief Minister are only part of the process.
If millions are to be spent, make sure that they are well spent.
Concentrate on the best for a National Aboriginal Art Gallery (NAAG) – like the National Library of Australia or the National Gallery of Australia.
Not on side lines like love of rugby or respect for Anzac hill or revitalization of the Mall.
If it is the best, starting from a clean slate for best design, the benefit will naturally flow on to the town and its tourist revival. The Sydney Opera House became “iconic” after its completion, not a priori.


Morrison announces cash injection for NT
Bribery is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.
And I always believed that Australia was corruption free.


1968, when revolution was everybody’s business
Thank you Charlie, this is well thought and well written. The spirit of the late 60s (May 1968) has affected me, you, and many others.
Songs, slogans, demos, “black is beautiful”, end of the Vietnam slaughter, but also “all the way with LBJ”. Did I see on TV our PM and the president of the USA shake hands in warm support and unshakable friendship?
Is the ’68 spirit still alive today, in a revolutionary sense? I wonder – within some of us no doubt, but it is not felt at the Federal level, nor at the community level.
I don’t think the revolution of 68 has changed the Aussie ways with the same depth as it did where the people had to fight for their liberty.
But today I shall raise my voice to say “NO FRACKING” and “Hands off Anzac Oval”.
This is no doubt my residual 1968 revolutionary approach.


‘Anzac Oval not for sale’: govt under pressure on gallery plans
Do I remember that the grand stand of Anzac Oval was redone in an improved version not so long ago?
In opposition to new virgin land, a fantastic backdrop, no relocation costs, no demolition cost, no feelings hurt, a clear slate to draw the national (not local, not NT, but national, to make Canberra envious) Aboriginal art gallery, next to the land, birds and ecosystems of the Desert Park.
I definitely cannot see what the current NT Government sees in the Anzac site … unless, indeed, they hide some ulterior motives that the “electorate” should not know.
Please rethink, reconsider, or tell us WHY!


New energy for anti fracking campaign
Whoever wishes to represent the NT must represent the wish of the people. The people of the NT have said NO FRACK’n FRACKING.
Seems clear enough to me. 135 recommendations, implemented or not, will not change that fracking for gas is no good for you, except for the pocket of some.
When shall we put energy into solar in the NT, Mr Gunner?


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