@ John @ Pseudo Guru If not out of respect to the …

Comment on Bringing Arrernte language into town signage by Chiara Maqueda.

@ John
@ Pseudo Guru

If not out of respect to the Arrernte people, which neither of you seem capable of, there are persuasive economic reasons for signposting Arrernte names for particular sites and/or dual naming.
The deal with tourism is to establish local monopolies, especially in the context of local history and culture, that no other tourist destination can have.
It’s about distinguishing a destination as an exclusive place to visit, and spend time and money.
The use of local languages in the context of Mparntwe / Alice Springs is something no other destination can do.
Take notice, for example, of the multilingual signage at the airport, which includes Arrernte. No other airport in the world can do this. All done at very small cost, and with the bonus of employing Aboriginal people.

Recent Comments by Chiara Maqueda

Heatwaves need to be treated as emergencies: Cr Cocking
So, Cr Price is on the record as a climate change denier.
Tell that to the women and children whom you “champion” and who have suffered through this summer.
They will continue to do so in a future you argue is based on just “an assumption”.
Tell that to the animals dying in their hundreds in this Central Australian summer … not to mention summers to come.
Can’t wait for you to justify your climate change denialism in the coming election.

Street life celebrated in street art
I know where you’re coming from Evelyne, but celebrating one of the worst feral animals to be introduced which continues to destroy country throughout the continent is what is revolting.
I am sure your kids would be happier if was, for example, a bilby!

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What about a competition to “add” to that revolting rabbit?

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This is great news and well deserved. This is the “silver” for a 25th anniversary!

The millions and the misery
So, “Aboriginal organisations are likely to be challenged about their spending of tens of millions of dollars at the public meeting on Thursday”.
There’s nothing new in this, black bashing is an old sport in the Northern Territory. The tone of this article is another bit of the old sport.
The article implies that Congress is in some way wrong to be employing so many people, and paying them money according to its EBA; that it is wrong to have so many GP clinics – not to mention other health services specialising in men’s and women’s health.
And you didn’t get an exact number for the health services? Just look on the Congress web site and it will tell you.
And the ORIC examination? It’s what ORIC does for and with the thousands of Aboriginal corporations around Australia, and does not imply anything untoward.

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