Leave Flynn church and my old Hartley Street School alone. …

Comment on Council partnership in CBD complex seems certain by Russell Bray.

Leave Flynn church and my old Hartley Street School alone. It has been there before all you people were born and has served its purpose in the past.
Ruining a lovely place such as Flynn lawns where locals sit and enjoy. Should you want to go up one or two stories use the car parks already in existence in Hartlet Street and Stott Terrace.
It would not matter to go two up for we already have a football oval shape ugly looking court house.
The cultural centre could be built on the Melanka site and paid for by the Central Land Council through ABA where black fellow money is kept and of which we see nothing. Through Centrecorp which is part of the Yeperenye Shopping Centre.
Build so all the black corporations can come together and be one. Surely you directors on these boards can organise something for us blackfellas.
Should this happen just think of all our people owning our own art store instead of our people being ripped off like they are today. Just walk down the Mall.

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Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall
It all comes back to square 1. $50m would be the cost to rid of the school and maybe build a couple of unisex toilets.
No 2: We still have not got the new grounds to keep the sports men and women to play their sports and the question is how long to wait for the grass to grow and build the facilities?
No 3: Where is the money for the Art Centre?
No 4: Where is the money to build the two new ovals with lights?
We, the people, would like to know, Mr Gunner.


Land rich, jobs poor: Indigenous work around The Rock
I worked there as housing officer, all lies they say they are looking for literate people.
Let’s look at the white rangers that are given the positions over the traditional men or women.
The point is that these Aboriginals can speak good English and they have the knowledge to talk to the tourist who understand.
While there was a ranger’s position, applicants were a white young woman from Sydney and a 40 year old traditional man who spoke good English and a cultural lawman for the land.
I knew the ranger who was on the interview panel and he told me the law man missed out on one question.
My question back to him was what does this woman know about Uluru?
No, we are going to employ this man for six months to teach her all about law and culture and for her to lead the tourist so they will understand all about Uluru. What a lot of crap.
The moral and the truth is that they did not want this man living over the hill in the ranger village. Racist.


Aboriginal art gallery: it’s spin or nothing
Lhere Artepe cannot get a quorum to sack the so called chairman Shane Lindner and if you should ring the office it will be a recording.
The office has not been open for months. Apparently they had a meeting last Saturday with a couple of relatives of the acting CEO to sack two Undoolya directors.
Not a quorum of all directors. All illegal.


Preaching ‘treading carefully’ then sending in the bulldozers
The Kilgariff residents are in for a big big shock come summer. Winds and dust storms galore. Ha,ha. And to see a so called traditional Arrernte boy, Chancey, letting this woman do damage to our land.


Define gallery purpose before picking a site: Bruce Walker
I still do not understand how this one building is going to make our little town the inland CAPITAL.
What has this man gunna do done for our town?
Nothing, and he is listening to interstaters who do not live here.
Be honest the only thing Chief Minister Adam Giles did for Alice with roads was to put money aside for Santa Teresa.
Where did that money disappear to?
I drove on the road when contractors started construction which all of a sudden STOPPED.
My suggestion is, build both the ART and CULTURAL centres on the grounds of the Appropriate Technology centre to have the tourist all in one place.
These people are worried about their money. IT’S ALL THERE.


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