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Comment on Cattle near national park tourist icon by Ranger.

One only needs to look at the state of NT Parks and Reserves to know very little effort is made in conserving the environment or NRM practice.
Why should a bull grazing on a national park come as a surprise? Weeds are only managed around tourist camp grounds and paths, feral cats and foxes run rampant resulting in eradication of wildlife, lack of burning means wildfire destroys more and more land each year and joint management agreements are merely tokenism as there is never the money to address the wishes of traditional owners.
Parks only have money to cater for tourists and to pay wages. Problem is, tourists don’t want to see buffel grass, cows and cats.

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The story heading should be: “Cattle land development is a mono-industry, reliant on huge amounts of water per beast, introduced noxious weeds for feed, land locks massive portions of country for the economic benefit of a few, eliminates potential for other industry development, ruins plants and species biodiversity, increases drought conditions, destroys country” etc etc…

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The Town Council lacks leadership? Someone get Jacinta [Price] on the phone to steady this sinking ship!
There is no cultural need for the gallery / museum to be built south of The Gap, other than motivations by a couple of people at the helm to utilise the DKA/ILUA site.
If there were cultural reasons couldn’t the same premise be used for say, the CLC offices, town library the old IAD, Araluen / Strehlow Centre etc, etc?

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@ Helen Parkes: Jacinta Price has done nothing but sing, literally. No record of note in remote policy implementation, program management, programs with women, children or families at risk, prisons, substance abuse etc etc etc. Regardless of political persuasion, surely you see that?
If you call singing kids songs with Yamba experience in the bush, then lets remember all that (+ her business exploits) are paid for by the tax payer / Indigenous grants and that’s hardly the gut-busting work needed in the areas you speak of.
You Jacinta supporters really need to do some self reflection and ask, what has she really done? Name us the initiatives, perhaps? The self-glorifying speaking tour? Social media battles?

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Ahhh, buffel grass, no buffel grass, no cattle industry. If buffel is so integral to providing cattle feed, what were cattle eating in central Australia prior to buffel’s introduction in the 1960s?
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Cath, Patto, Jimmy and crew at the council are all motoring on, reliably focused on good little wins and outcomes in the community.
Only one yet to produce anything aside a whole bunch of talk is Nambayamba.

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