This gallery is a really quite a cynical exercise, it …

Comment on The gallery fiasco (continued) by Dr Ongo.

This gallery is a really quite a cynical exercise, it is paying no respect to Indigenous people or culture.
It is just trying to appropriate indigenous culture to boost the tourism industry.
Two Indigenous experts commissioned by government recommend the desert park. Senior custodians say not at Anzac Hill.
Arrernte people and community in general upset by the poor attempt at consultation.
This project as a national INDIGENOUS art gallery should be being run and promoted by Arrernte and other Indigenous peoples but instead it is being pushed by a government intent in using Indigenous peoples’ culture and history to push their own agenda.
Unless the government steps back and gives some ownership to Indigenous people it is bound to be a failure and an expensive exercise in how not to engage with Indigenous people and the broader community.

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Independents now ineffective?
It seems the independents are being a lot more effective in standing up for their community than either the government or the so called opposition.

Anzac Oval will be site for gallery: Gunner
I think many of these pollies today are not so worried about being re-elected, particularly Gunner, Wakefield etc as they have probably lined up jobs with the fracking industry or elsewhere.
It seems the only way to explain some of the ridiculous things they do.
When did Giles start work for Gina Rinehardt, before or after the election? This government is already working for the gas industry rather than the citizens.

Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall
Meanwhile the Minister for Families is helping destroy families by talking apparently to only one of the apmereke-artweye and ignoring all the rest of the family. All apmereke-artweye or kwetungurle should be involved and consulted with, listened to, respected etc.

Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall
“It is critical that they are partners to the project, whether it is one owner for the site or not because there is a range of issues.”
One thinks it would be critical for traditional owners to be partners too, not feeling alienated and disrespected as they are now and as are many in the broader community.
There are a range of issues and people that the government are choosing to ignore.

Boundless Arrogance, says Opposition
Boundless arrogance just like the CLP. Vote independent.

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