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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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Sacred sites authority mum on Melanka trees
There are a few other trees / sacred sites, in the way of a certain development, that AAPA has also forgotten about.
What does that acronym stand for again? The head of AAPA runs a very [unsatisfactory] business.


Lame duck MLA, says Katherine voter
If she had an allegiance to the Labor Party she would be anti fracking. The party voted against fracking at the last Territory conference.
It’s just guña and a handful of mates who decided to support fracking.
Vote independent you are more likely to get someone who will represent their electorate rather than follow what the inner circle tells them to.


Conflict of interest raised in council’s rejection of gallery offer
If the gallery is built in the CBD it will bring an extra 53,000 people!
If it’s built a couple of miles away south of The gGap it will bring – how many?
Considering that these extra people are going to be traveling 1000s of kilometres to get to the gallery what’s an extra couple of Ks.
Why are they so obsessed with the CBD? 99% of visitors to the gallery will check out the town centre regardless of its location.


Labor, CLP discuss preference swaps: Scott McConnell
John Bell, if the two majors are only interested in representing their own corrupt interests then don’t vote for them.
If we elect a bunch of independents that eventually band together, so what.
At least the pollies will know that they are there to represent their electorate not the backroom boys. Staying with the status quo is a ticket to nowhere.


Labor, CLP discuss preference swaps: Scott McConnell
We need to stop voting for the same same old parties.
Labor and CLP don’t represent the people, just their own interests. Put them last.
And Scotty what’s your position on fracking, my member refuses to state his position, bit expects me to vote for him, without knowing what he stands for.


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