@ Janet: yes, we have heard you over and over …

Comment on Traditional owners unite to dump Anzac as gallery site by Local 1.

@ Janet: yes, we have heard you over and over again, however this is the issue. In siting the gallery in the Anzac oval “precinct” the Oval will need to be redesigned, and as such we will lose the ability to use it as it has been used for many, many years.
The gallery will not be on the fields as they are now, we get that, but those fields will be respurposed as a green space with trees, making it unsuitable for football, or events such as the opening and closing ceremonies of the biggest sporting event this town has.
So, in answer to your question, the government provided plans, as well as the offer to spend even more money it does not have on new playing fields, is irrefutable evidence the oval will no longer be able to be used as it is currently, and the only reason for that is the proposed gallery.
This is the argument the people are putting forward. You are splitting hairs with semantics.
It is not difficult to understand. It seems that the point is now moot anyway, as the TOs have now refused permission.

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@ Chiara: There is also signage at the airport in Japanese, German and probably a couple of others.
It might be seen as quaint for these tourists, but that is it, a novelty.
People are concerned about the cost and then return on investment. To say we are the only town or airport in the world is just silly, and ignorant to the fact that any airport in Australia is on land that had connection to the Aboriginal group of that area, and they all had their own language, the same could be said of any airport anywhere in the world that had an Indigenous connection.


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I hope the exhibition will go well. I hope that the influence will be acknowledged. https://japingkaaboriginalart.com/articles/geoffrey-bardon-influence/


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A bit of a shame that Reg from Remote Tours is not mentioned here very much. As Alec says, a lot of the donations come from private schools down south, and if these schools had not experienced Lila Community through cultural tours organised by Remote Tours, they would not have had the desire or knowlege to contribute.
The Miss World / Miss Australia finalists also visited through Remote Tours and donated significant funds towards these facilities.
Remote Tours is a one man show who has been helping this community for many many years and has helped organise healthy breakfasts for the kids attending school through the Yummo program.
It is nice to see ths is being given the attention it deserves, but a shame that the coverage of this company is so low key.
Also it’s a shame that more local schools don’t take advantage of a cultural education experience right in our own backyard.
Rather it is the exclusive private schools that have switched on to this concept, and keep coming back to see how white and black, private and public can be a party to real understanding, cooperation and maybe reconciliation.


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Well said, Erwin.


Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students?
Oh Jordyn please, of course it was organised by adults. And Get Up and similar groups are the ones promoting it.
A far move effective way to go would be spend a whole week studying the topic, looking at the tried and failed climate agreements, why world leaders have pulled out and why the targets are unrealistic, explore the falsities and discredited arguments of Al Gore et. al.
And develop a real solution that can be sent to the CSRIO and then study their response.
I suppose that it is good that they could show they are concerned about climate change, like we all are, but I know protesting in the street, with disrespectful, silly slogans obviously developed by adults will achieve what exactly?
Each kid putting something intelligent on Facebook would have more reach.


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