A grand plan Scott, but without meaning to be a …

Comment on Off-roading with rules for our New Normal by Charlie Carter.

A grand plan Scott, but without meaning to be a wet blanket, reality intervenes.
West Virginia is spitting distance from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Pittsburg. More people than Australia.
Likewise the South California site is close to LA, with 13 million.
You say “people will travel hundreds of miles to visit trails in locations like these”.
For Central Australia you have to make that “thousands”. A bloody long was to trailer your RV.
Not to mention that we don’t have sand dune areas that could be sacrificed.
Our rocky areas have unique and scarce biodiversity.
Fossil fuelled environment trashing “recreation” doesn’t seem to be the sustainable tourism we need to aim for in the future.

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New COVID initiative rehashes old projects
The Morrison plan applies to “a renovation price range of $150,000 up to $750,000”.
Wow! This is serious welfare for the rich.
You can get it if you own a house, and are prepared to spend upwards of 150 grand on a reno.
I suspect it won’t help the local tradies much. A reno for more than 15 grand is probably more in the local price range.
I’m sure Harbourside Mansion and co will be delighted.

Your CBD, their plans
And of course the Elephant standing in the Mall is the (trumpet fanfare) “The National Aboriginal Art Gallery Site at the Anzac Precinct”.
It will (according to the Gunner original reasons for the choice) “revitalise the north end of the Mall”.

Use your dollar to force fuel prices down: Murray Stewart
As a small business person with income reduced to zero by the hiatus in tourism, I suggest that there may be another factor to consider as well as price differential.
Because of the reduction of travel generally, and tourism travel in particularly, fuel outlet sales have no doubt plummeted.
And, like most businesses, their fixed costs are still there. Rent, insurance, staff, etc still have to be paid with less income, so some increase in profit differential may be justified.

Masters Games this October, not 2022: Lambley
“And if the borders happen to be open.”
Yes Robyn, and if my aunty had balls she’d be my uncle.

Mparntwe custodians: Lhere Artepe does not speak for us
I am saddened by the lack of legal and cultural awareness by some of your correspondents.
@ Jack: Native title is a whitefella legal construct. It does not in any way diminish sacred site or traditional attachment to country.
@ WB: The proposal is for an Aboriginal Art Gallery. Aboriginal Art has contributed millions to the Alice community. The Aboriginal Gallery would do likewise. Don’t you think they are entitled to say where it should go?
@ Perrule: Private stuff doesn’t come into it. The Desert Knowledge precinct is the location that no Aboriginal people disagree with as far as I can determine. It is strongly supported by the most relevant custodians.
@ Peter: Again, Don’t you think they are entitled to say where it should go?
@ Arunta Man: Spot on.

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