Nice positive article Kieran. Yes, it’s rather a paradox that …

Comment on Experience Aboriginal culture in the heart of the CBD by Mark Wilson.

Nice positive article Kieran. Yes, it’s rather a paradox that we need million dollar buildings to experience (indoors) an ancient culture when our town has all the wide open spaces with our river that formed a strong focus for life and culture throughout pre (European) history …
However I recall too that the commercial need for people to turn out daily seems a difficult ‘ask’ for so many indigenous. Those here more than five minutes recall how the cultural events out on the north road at the (closed) Red Centre Resort required indigenous dancers to be sourced in Queensland! So any new outfit clearly needs to be “organic” and driven by Arrernte people themselves and not commercial interests. Three weeks is a start, but alone won’t change anything but give people (and tourists) here an opportunistic event. It’s what happens on an ongoing, sustainable basis that will count.

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Global traveller ran out of power only on the Stuart Highway
Would be a real accomplishment if the power he plugged into to recharge was actually renewable power. Most I suspect would have been fossil fuel based. So what precisely did it achieve, I wonder. Think I’ll wait for the hydrogen car.

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’
Is everyone as confused as me? So, more consultants are needed until they serve up the desired outcome? Maybe the Minister should have said “plans for plans are well under way”.
All sounds quite a fiasco. So, fix the brief to fix the desired NT Government outcome and dress it up as consultancy. I really must be missing something. Silly me. Forgive me, please.

Lhere Artepe director on aggravated assault charge
That we are having this conversation of said assault by a person emerging from the court on aggravated assault charges confirms that naivety aside, that too many people do have the attitude as described by Trevor.
We witness this type of behaviour daily. It is not wholly confined to Indigenous either. Our society has encouraged a sense of entitlement and a tolerance of unsatisfactory behaviour.

Visions from the Centre to light up the Sydney Opera House
How wonderful is this! The Opera House has become such an amazing canvas for all sorts of causes.
I do hope that the space is used for inclusive and not divisive causes of City of Sydney Council and NSW Government.

Will more consultants get tourism out of the mire?
Sorry Local 1, you don’t qualify for a consultancy fee on two grounds:
1. You’re a local and may see our town up close and holistically.
2. You speak too much common sense. Cannot possibly be a bloated “consultant”.

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