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Comment on National Indigenous Gallery advisors: ‘Release full report’ by Hal Duell.

I hope the NT government pays particular attention to the tips from David Walsh, the creator of MONA. After the Salamanca market, MONA is the most visited tourist destination in Tasmania.
Some people fly in from Melbourne, visit the museum and catch a return flight in the evening. Buses are available to and from the airport for this.
For a more leisurely visit, a high speed ferry to and from the Hobart waterfront adds enhanced value.
For my own part, I recently flew to Hobart for a three day visit, two of them spent in MONA. It was worth every minute and every cent spent.
And pay special attention to his advice to put the art first. This project must not be watered down to include other aims like revitalising the CBD. It will only become all it can be by being a stand-alone effort.
Obviously this project will cost, and cost lots. But if we try to do it on the cheap, cheap will be what we get.

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And another thing: Isn’t Anzac Oval heritage listed? Is the high school also listed? Alex Nelson, we need your input here.


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While Chief Minister Gunner’s announcement that Anzac Oval and the old Anzac High School will be the site for the new art gallery, perhaps this is not yet quite in the bag.
According to a recent statement attributed to Mr Gunner, formal negotiation can now begin with various stakeholders, including the Alice Springs Town Council who own Anzac Oval!
Start lobbying now. If ASTC has not yet sold it, and I’m thinking they cannot sell a public asset without first agreeing to the sale in a public meeting, then there is still hope that this ridiculous decision can be overturned.


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Let’s spare a thought for CM Gunner.
He is, quite simply, desperate to be seen to be part of any scheme that has a chance of getting off the ground.
In aviation terms I think that is known as flying by the seat of one’s pants. Poor t’ing.


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There’s good money to be had in naming rights.
The Huawei Uluru? Now there’s an idea.


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Five million sounds cheap. Can anyone tell me how much it would cost if I wanted to buy the Melanka site as it is?
And an aside to Janet Brown: If Gunner was really serious about using the old high school site, why is the school still standing?
Gunner has been running a scam since day one. I hope the ALP dumps him sooner rather than later.


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Unless there is a huge change of mind in council, Anzac Oval will not be sold to the NT government.
Unless there is a correspondingly huge change of mind by the recently formed group of traditional owners, the choice of Anzac Oval for any part of the proposed art gallery will not gain their approval.
So in the face of united opposition, Gunner is now saying the proposed gallery may not go ahead. But then he didn’t have the money to build it anyway, so what gives.
I suspect he is circling the wagons up in Darwin.
Gunner is on thin ice. His brand has become toxic.
I wonder, actually I seriously doubt, if he is still Chief Minister this time next year.


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Wow! Deep thanks to Erwin’s paper for publishing all this.
The incompetence of successive NT governments is laid out for all to see, but so what? They are hardly alone. Look at the US. Look at Europe. Hell, look at the Globalist World in its incompetent entirety.
Thirty years ago when the USSR’s communist model fell apart, I read an opinion piece somewhere which suggested that if the noise from that collapse (communism) was loud, even louder will be the noise when the other shoe (capitalism) drops.
This goes to the crux of why I appreciate The Donald. His is the most honest face America could be presenting to the world at this point in time. So look at it closely, and marvel at how we got here.
And then fasten your seat belt.


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