I agree with you Matt, especially having worked in the …

Comment on Have Minister, Tourism Central Australia acted on tragedy? by Evelyne Roullet.

I agree with you Matt, especially having worked in the tourism industry. I can say that I have heard everything when giving advises some: I am on holidays, I do what I like! I am old enough to know what to do! I never wear a hat and I am not going to start to please you! Are we in a police state that you are asking me what time I will be home?! Do you think I need so much water? You want me to wet my pants?
“The Australian Outback can seem so remote and isolated and planning your self-drive adventure requires a lot of preparation.”
This is nearly on all traveling websites.
Advice from the site of the Alice Springs Tourism Center:
1.Bushwalking
Check the length and difficulty and if walking without a guide, tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to return. Wear protective footwear, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, carry a map and plenty of water. When walking read maps and signs, stay on the track, behind safety barriers and away from cliff edges.
2.Dehydration and Sun Protection
Dehydration is a common condition suffered so increase your daily fluid intake to approximately one litre of water per hour. Many parks and reserves do not have a supply of drinking water so always carry water with you.
The sun in the Red Centre is strong, always wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses, and a minimum SPF 30+ sunscreen lotion.
Apply sunscreen regularly, even if cloudy, and stay out of the sun during the middle of the day when the sun is strongest.
What more do we need? We talking about adults who should know how to organise a trip in a foreign land.

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Town Council considers $50m art gallery options
Good design for Desert park.
End of CBD.
1-2 smoking ceremony? Who will do it if the custodians do not want the gallery there?
6 Retail / cafe space? This is defeating the purpose to help the current shops owners.
Question: Is Studio Kinship A local business? Or this is another “I help my mates”?


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
@ Jack: Rooms on each side of a corridor is to give adequate ventilation to the building (no air con). Ventilation moves outdoor air into a building or a room, and distributes the air within the building or room.
The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing the pollutants from it. This is called cross-bow natural ventilation.
Few months before Darwin Cyclone of 1974 ,some old Chinese houses of the same design with veranda around it, in the city, were marked for demolition by ignorant developers.
Those houses survived and were used for first aid responses.
This old high school would have survived cyclones and tornadoes by opening all windows.
I know because in West equatorial Africa were I grew up, we had the same design.


Claire Hockridge found dead
Ted: “Particularly does this apply to issues regarding First Australian matters.”
This makes me wonder why the government wants an Aborigine cultural center if no-one wants to learn from the said culture?
During the Malaya and Vietnam wars “forward scouts worked at the front of the patrol searching for signs of enemy movement: a dislodged stone, a bent blade of grass, a broken twig or a smell in the air; secret tunnels, landmines, ‘punji’ pits, and other obstacles and traps.
“The men relied on the skill of the scout. He needed to be focused and cool, have stamina and courage, and he operated by stealth and precision.
“He ensured mens’ safety and a successful mission. His was a dangerous role.”


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
Yes, Jack, something is very wrong with our society: Technology has replaced commonsense.
A tracker like Ted said would have found them in no time especially with the tracks left by the dog.
By experience I can tell some GPS and compasses do not work in the bush.
• Not enough satellites.
• Signal obstruction like trees, caves, hills, clothing, and the human body can prevent GPS signals from the satellites reaching the receiver.
When possible, put a GPS receiver in a place where it has a clear and unobstructed view of a large portion of the sky. Same for a satellite phone.
Navigation by compass is a practiced skill, and when not practiced on a regular basis it becomes easily forgotten. However with your watch you are certain to find north and therefore, south.


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
I agree with you Alex something must have been very wrong and we probably will never know the truth.
The region and the outback were not new to the two ladies.
September 1982 working for Mines and Energy on the first Alice Springs Darwin railway line geophysical survey I used to walk a minimum of 15 kilometres a day 22 kilometres is nothing.


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