ADAM GILES SO FAR OUT OF TOUCH.
Federal Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon today expressed his disappointment at comments made this week by Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles comparing Uluru to the Eiffel Tower..
The traditional owners have made it quite clear theyd prefer it if people didnt climb Uluru Mr Snowdon said..
I respect the view of the traditional owners unlike the Chief Minister..
The Chief Minister is totally ignorant of the history leading to the hand back to traditional owners and the management arrangements that were agreed..
Any grown up discussion would include discussion with the traditional owners. I doubt if the Chief Minister has done that in this case..
Out of all the potential ways in which Indigenous Economic Development could be supported in the region, Adam Giles can only think of one..
Chief Minister Giles continues to work in a presumptive and fairly pre-emptive manner, you would have thought he would have had the respect and decency for the traditional owners to have a discussion with them surrounding this very scared place before opening his mouth, Mr Snowdon said..
Also what data and evidence can he produce to support his thought bubble? His personal observations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Eiffel Tower on his travels. Hardly hard economic, environmental and social data that modern decision making demands..
Chief Minister Adam Giles does not speak for tradition owners. Why isnt he sitting down with traditional owners, tourism operators and stakeholders to look at alternatives to climbing Uluru?.
I would have thought Chief Minister Giles had more sense..
For some time for traditional owners have been working with Parks Australia and the resort to promote alternative activities to climbing Uluru and there has been a steady decline in people climbing the rock, Mr Snowdon said..
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2015.
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