Last year traditional owners, Apmereke artweye, were left feeling disrespected …

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Last year traditional owners, Apmereke artweye, were left feeling disrespected and insulted by inadequate consultation.
This year it seems they are once again being ignored and partyeme are talking to any one but the correct people. How can this be an authentic indigenous light show when important Arrernte protocols are ignored?

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Parrtjima to cost $2m, half will go interstate
Partyeme is continuing to talk to impoverished Arrernte people and I guess basically bribe them into breaking cultural protocols.
Another meeting today with Arrernte people but no Apmereke-artweye or Kwetungurle present. No traditional custodians for the site are being consulted. This is so wrong.


Parrtjima to cost $2m, half will go interstate
Mr Gunner says what the territory needs is jobs and investment. Then he goes and invests millions of dollars in Sydney. Why do we need a Sydney company to display, celebrate or describe the unique and diverse culture of Central Australia?
Alice Springs is blessed with a vibrant and multi talented community. We have the technicians, artists, tradies, performers, musicians, and imagineers to create our own world class event.
Imagine what we could achieve given five years of unprecedented funding investment for the arts in our own community instead of sending half this money to Sydney and putting all the management into east coast strangers’ hands.
I can see a festival that engages all of our community, brings us together to work and celebrate our unique cultural environment.
Our arts community would be revitalised, there would be jobs for locals artists tradies technicians etc, we could build and extend our skills and acquire new tools and equipment that would stay in the community.
Our school children could be engaged in a long term community building process that grows year on year.
We can tell our own story and celebrate our unique environment and culture to the world, we don’t have to pay Sydney to do it for us.
What will be left behind after Partyeme goes back to Sydney? Nothing but a few shadowy memories of lights on the hill.


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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.


Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour 
Not the kind of person we want representing us in Canberra.


A change in Lingiari? History holds some clues.
A vote for Labor is a vote for fracking, climate change and poisoned water.
Same unfortunately with CLP. Not a lot of choice in the NT.


Nationals in Canberra run Country Liberals media
So a vote for Snowdon is a vote for fracking, a vote to endanger our water supply and a vote for global warming.
A vote for the CLP is the same thing but they will never change. Labor might if they lose votes and don’t pick up the preferences.
They will definitely be chasing those votes / preferences next time.
Tell Wazza he won’t get my vote or preferences unless he ànd his party change their line on fracking.


Jacinta Price spits dummy
The sad thing about all this is that the way our system stands at the moment your vote is going to go to either the CLP or Labor.
The CLP is abhorrent but Labor is so crap that I feel I will have to put them below CLP in the hope that they will come to their senses at the next election.
One Territory or Greens then the cupla complete nut jobs, then CLP then Labor last.
I won’t be voting for Jacinta just more strongly against Labor and their support of fracking etc.


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