Mr Perkins and his family’s financial mismanagement have left a …

Comment on Minister says ‘no’ to further Mbantua Festival grant by Luke.

Mr Perkins and his family’s financial mismanagement have left a huge number of artists and service providers without any support or commitments to pay outstanding invoices.
Unfortunately this means that no-one will support another Aboriginal festival in Alice Springs, let alone the “proposed” bi annual Mbantua festival.
I would love to see a breakdown of how much the Perkins family gained from this festival. Were they helping disadvantaged Aboriginal people? Or were they lining the pockets of friends family? I have the understanding ABA money is to support Aboriginal people.
What support did the Mbantua festival provide? What were the KPIs set by the ABA? Let’s check the books of this organisation. Is Mr Perkins personally responsible? Where to from here?

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