If the government and the tourism industry was able to …

Comment on Ayers Rock Resort loan not from the public purse by Giddyup.

If the government and the tourism industry was able to respect aboriginal culture and people that would be the start of a whole raft of good outcomes.
But sadly that seems impossible for them.
I think in the next week or so Giles or one of his gang will be making an announcement about several million dollars of funding for an indigenous cultural event on Arrernte land that was thought up and planned before any Arrernte people were spoken to.
They have caused a lot of anguish and concern amongst the community but are continuing to drive their bulldozers through our unique living cultural heritage.

Recent Comments by Giddyup

Gallery business case: still no answers to the big questions
It would be interesting to compare government commissioned business case for the art gallery, with the business case for the cultural centre proposed for south of the gap. Kieran?


National gallery: Waiting for the council, says Wakefield
If the offer is a dollar short of the cost to build a new civic centre the answer should be no.
We only just paid off the current one.
And why, when they are refusing to listen to the clear message from custodians, south of the gap, are they organising an ILUA on land that doesn’t need one?
Native Title has been extinguished over both sites.


Gallery business case slap in the face of custodians
“Support and grow the arts and cultural industry” by breaking cultural protocols and insulting Indigenous custodians. Seems right for an Australian government.


National gallery business case still not public
The Arrernte custodians of Mparntwe have given the government a very clear statement of their position: “South of The Gap.” Is anyone listening?


Back to the future with Warren Snowdon
Warren, there’s a clear ongoing demand for gas extraction from whom? For what?
Australia is the largest exporter of gas in the world so we clearly don’t have a shortage.
Who’s demanding we endanger our future? Why are you supporting this dangerous industry.


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