Art and culture are inextricably linked. There is a push …

Comment on Who put Anzac Oval on the agenda as site for art gallery? by Dr Rongo.

Art and culture are inextricably linked. There is a push for a national indigenous arts centre and culture centre. Surely if we want to be serious about this we would start respecting and protecting the cultural assets we already have.
Our town is rich in sacred sites but how many of them are respected. Few if any. Council and governments continue to allow damage to be done to sites.
If we had the right level of respect these could be seen as assets that could become a drawcard for those many tourists wanting some sort of cultural experience.
If we had more respect for culture and sites then perhaps we could justify spending millions on an arts / cultural centre.
That said. If we must build then find an ugly place to beautify, I say opposite Maccas. I think its safe there. The Anzac Hill site and Beaurepairs / Hungry Jacks area as well as the Undoolya Road area proposed by someone are all encroaching on important sacred sites.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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