Is that the Prof Helen Garnett, former VC of CDU? If …

Comment on National Indigenous Gallery advisors: ‘Release full report’ by Charlie Carter.

Is that the Prof Helen Garnett, former VC of CDU?
If so, as I recall, she is a virologist.
What is her expertise in relation to this project?
She would also be Darwin based.
The mismanagement of the process has the stink of Darwin decisions imposed on Alice as it is.
I have previously written in support of the Melanka site, but with the further information on the vision and scope of the project, I see that the Melanka site is inadequate.
And so is the Anzac High? Hill? Oval? site.
The open space in the landscape near the Desert Park fits the bill, now that we know a bit more.
We need to know it all.

Recent Comments by Charlie Carter

Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
I have a query that Mr Lynch may be able to help with.
“Locations” in the report has 3 headings:
• Recommended (Desert Park).
• NTG preferred (Anzac, 3 versions).
• Sites not recommended (incl Desert Knowledge).
Does “not recommended” mean by the panel or by the NTG, or both?
It seems to me that many of the arguments for the DP could also apply to DK.


Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery
“Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1973.”
So said Tom Lehrer, the most brilliant song satirist ever recorded.
For the young and deprived you can check him out on YouTube.
Happy 90th birthday Tom.
The Gunner gunna Government Gallery has now become two thought bubbles.
To paraphrase the Onion Eater: Satire (in the NT) is dead, cremated, pulverised and buried.


Gallery reference group co-chairpersons announced
Fine words.
“Indigenous governance and agency at the core” and “built according to Indigenous cultural principles” comprehensively rules out the Anzac precinct if they are taken at face value.
And “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be at the forefront of this project, guiding, advising and facilitating this history changing moment”.
Do you understand these fine words Moss and Gunner?
Or are we in for more cognitive dissonance from a Government with its hands firmly over its ears.


Is Adam Giles making a bid for top land council job?
Hal, David Ross started working at CLC in 1979.
He has been Director/CEO for 20 years.
I am not sure of his exact age, but it would seem that he is due for retirement.
Giles’ leadership and management abilities are on record for all to see with his brilliant success as Chief Minister of the NT.


Government-made dust bowl: What comes next
Mr Stubbin is no doubt from Darwin.
Perhaps no one has told him that we do not have a “rainy season” in the Centre?


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