This will be of real interest to readers. The past few days, there’s been a false narrative running on the Uluru climb ban. Many are surmising the decision was made by local aboriginals on spiritual or cultural grounds.

I did a bit of checking yesterday and found the only real source – Erwin Chlanda, Editor of The Alice Springs News, is the only person who has bothered to investigate since the ban was first announced a couple of years, due to the immediate interest to his readers (local tourism impact etc.)

As a young reporter in 1974, Chlanda interviewed the oldest custodian of the rock, Paddy Uluru – who told him if tourists  were stupid enough to climb the rock, they were welcome to do so. Mr. Uluru went on to say climbing the rock had ‘no cultural interest’.

So when the rock climb ban was announced, Chlanda got curious and decided to search for answers – who made the decision and why?

Turns out the decision was made by Parks Australia (a Federal agency) on financial grounds. 

The strain on staff and budget of rescuing injured rock climbers was weighed up, and so the decision was made to stop the rock climbs from October 2019.

Simple as that. Everyone’s going nuts and barking up the wrong tree.

The climb ban decision had nothing to do with culture, spirits, religion or anything other than money – This has more to do with Insurance liability than anything else – i.e. lawyers.

End of the day, it always does.

This would be a good read for readers to clear the muddied waters and help to get the facts straight instead of false assumptions.

Here’s one of Erwin’s many articles on the rock climb ban, amongst others he’s written. 

Summary of the article is here, with a link at the end:

The Rock: To climb or not to climb

I had the opportunity of speaking with Paddy Uluru early in my work in Central Australia (I arrived in December 1974).

Mr Uluru was the undisputed custodian of The Rock at that time.

We spoke face to face at the base of the monolith, and he was happy to be photographed with the Rock in the background. (Restrictions on photography of The Rock has since developed into a nasty, bitter and divisive issue. Apart from anything else the rules are stifling millions of dollars’ worth of free publicity of this tourist attraction.)

Mr Uluru told me if tourists are stupid enough to climb the Rock, they’re welcome to it.

For him there was nothing of practical value up there such as water, game nor edible plants.

He made it clear that knowledge of certain elements of the Rock’s dreaming must remain secret, to be known only by a strictly defined circle of people.

That knowledge would be passed on to outsiders at the pain of serious punishment and perhaps death.

But the physical act of climbing was of no cultural interest, Mr Uluru told me.

Maybe then, this is what the “don’t climb” campaign is all about (also quoting from the management plan): “Considerable resources are dedicated to managing the climb and to related health and safety issues.

“Maintenance of the park’s vertical rescue capability requires that the numerous staff involved undertake intensive external training and regular in-house training.

“Each time an incident occurs several staff and emergency personnel are involved and helicopters are often utilised.

“Search and rescue operations in the park often require those involved to undertake some level of personal risk.”

Translation: It’s all too hard?

The park is Federally funded. It had an operating cost of $15,306,000 in 2013-14 and received external revenue of $6,778,000, largely made up of ticket sales.

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Indeed they are — all for one, one for all — anti-American bitches.

And if ‘bitch’ is too strong a term nowadays, we can always switch to calling them bints — Arabic for a girl or daughter.

The enemedia, forever censoring, framing, spinning and outright lying with their fake news and meretricious efforts to demonise The Donald, are trying to capitalise on the fact three of these bitches were born in the USA. Bit like Cheech and Chong perhaps. It’s entirely irrelevant; they’re all virulently anti-American, and, perhaps not coincidentally, ‘persons of colour’.

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Franny, see note to you on previous thread re. Tigerbalm’s background, publication of same and use of certain words.

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PAUL ZANETTI …
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Gillian Triggs wet dream, aussies to be encouraged to dob in a racist. I guess anyone critical of immigration levels, multiculturalism, Islam etc will fit the bill.

https://nationalistalternative.blogspot.com/2013/06/dob-in-racist.html?m=1

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I heard today,and it has probably already been a topic here,but apparently Bob Browne is pissed off that a wind farm is going to be built close to his farm!!. Hhahahaha,,hows that for karma? These watermelons are hypocrites of the highest order.

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When the ban was originally announced a few years back,i think. That was the reason given.

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Very informative Paul. Good to see an article from you again. Been too long between drinks.

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Welcome Back Mr.Zanetti. Have you become an investigative reporter? Very rare breed these days. Watch your back it seems that the media write everything from copy received from overseas so that everything is the same. Thank you for telling us the actual truth. Could it be carried further there are details stating that “The Park is federally funded. It had an operating cost of $15,306,000 in 2013-14 and received external revenue of $6,778,000, largely made up of ticket sales.” Iluru was given to the Aboriginals some time ago. Does the $15 million odd get included in the $31billion the Government… Read more »

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Drinking Ringwood Circadian IPA

To die for.

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Thanks for clarifying the situation Paul, as Rosa pointed out in a previous post the faux aborigine Linda Burney has no idea what she’s talking about especially as people can actually climb many famous churches around the world. Uluru seems to be something of a challenge to tourists (like Everest etc.) so why not improve the walkway, facilities and enable the local community to make a profit without any taxpayer funding being needlessly wasted. The walk around the peak of Mt Pilatus in Lucerne is way higher than Uluru and perfectly safe (bit scary though), maybe the NT Govt. could… Read more »

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Well I’ve never climbed Uluru but I have been to the top of this fella .. https://ibb.co/1XDq9fj

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I’m shocked and stunned, I believed everything Scomo told us before the election because he is a man of God and Christians never lie. My illusions have all been shattered.

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Mr Uluru needs to take that stupid one out of the sheeple flock , Linda Burney and have an honest chat to her to keep her silly points about climbing the “church” put in the dust bin.
Amazing how most of this shit just gets deeper and deeper into a mythical existence.

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I just tried to post a response disagreeing with Paul, no bad language or suchlike, and it won’t appear as it is being moderated. Other posts about the article are appearing. Damned if I know what is happening here.

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Climbing Uluru is set to be a thing of the past after the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board decided unanimously to ban the activity, starting in 2019. How would a ban be enforced? Under Commonwealth laws, there are steep fines for people who ride or walk in a Commonwealth reserve and go off track The management board could have all walking tracks on the rock removed, making any climb illegal In practical terms, a chain currently in place could be removed, which would make climbing Uluru physically difficult Under NT legislation, sacred sites including Uluru have special protections, and a… Read more »

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I fifty years time the rock will be claimed as Allah’s last resting place.

The rest will be airbrushed from history .

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Why does it cost $15,306,000 to operate Uluru ?

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“They have more unborn babies that they have aborted or killed,” Senate President Vicente Sotto said on Monday. “There are more killings in abortion than the drug pushers.”

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WRONG TRIBE NAMED TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF AYERS R0CK. The unfortunate part about all this is that the antecedents of some members of the group now claiming Ayers Rock as their former tribal territory did not begin to move in and take over the region until AFTER the true traditional owners, (the Jankuntatjara) had voluntarily vacated the area some fifty or more years ago, and secondly, the party now being planned, which is estimated to cost the Treasury $250,000, may never be held. “Recent anthropological research has uncovered a wealth of evidence dating back to 1936 which proves beyond any doubt… Read more »

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AYRES ROCK. Then why don’t engineers create a safe path up Ayres Rock? One you can’t fall off, one not too steep, one even with resting stations? Why can’t the climb just be made safe? People climb whatever all around the world. They don’t ban climbing if a climb is deemed unsafe, they make it safe. This rock means so much to so many. Why are Parks Australia so tuned out to the human dimension? The joy of countless thousands … I am not an engineer but I could design a safe path up. There is always someone somewhere treading… Read more »

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The battle is on for Bob’s millions & the lawyers are rubbing their hands together . Wwwaaaaahahahahaha .

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Thanks Paul. At Bolt’s Linda Burney (the self opinionated expert) says climbing the Rock is like clambering over a Cathedral. People do climb Cathedrals Bolt reminds her. But the point is Burney doesn’t know the facts (as Paul has disclosed here) as she usually does before she takes her racist waddy for any occasion. For heaven’s sake she was elected on her “race” not for her knowledge on anything she can say.

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PAUL ZANETTI,

Nice to have you back with us …

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In 2011 the Ayers Rock Resort was purchased by the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation who formed the company Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

It would go against all Sales & Marketing practice to take away the star attraction.

https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/around-the-resort/about-ayers-rock-resort/history-and-facts

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2GB is the pits now. I have to turn it off after Jones at 9am. Hadley is awful 9 – 12 and Price is revolting 12 – 3. Ben’s away and so 3 – 6 and nights are really boring. Overnight Michael McLaren is always good so have to find time for his podcasts the next day. Michael Smith News has a true summation of Price. I don’t know who Price thinks he is!!! Chris Smith is far better. I hope the ratings fall dramatically to show management it’s the listeners who decide who is best.

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Good article Paul. Hope you can spare some more time for us!

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To all the usual suspects, how about making a simple check of government responsibilities and areas of responsibility before posting garbage?

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Hi, I’m ANgus Failure…before the election I told the ABC I had a couple of coal fired power stations ready to roll..but I had to keep it a secret until after the eleciton..Well now the election is over..SURPRISE…I was LYING!!!…There is no power stations..We at the Libs and NAts have agreed with Scumo to ban all coal fired power..you will all have to pay more for your power…na na nana

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the headline should be ‘ PM Scott Morrison and the Liberals shut down Uluru – no more climbs ‘..let him talk his way out of that

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I strongly recommend that the “experts” here on electricity supply read The Australian today, Judith Sloan and other articles, and maybe gain knowledge about the real problems and history the present government has to deal with, and state governments that push RET and planning approvals.

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as far as Ayers Rocks is concerned..let there be no Mistake..the Libs and ALP have decided to stop the Rock..no climbing no nothing..and blamed the local abos…Scumo will wear this on his head with shame…naturally the enemedia is running a protection racket for the usual criminals..the pollies and their mafia rackets in Canberra

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The cost of reliable gas & electricity is a growing burden on all Aussies, business and industry……Hundreds of millions spent on solar power currently provides 1% of our needs.

Politicians ignore the basic needs of Australians, wasting time bickering with each other while they enjoy all perks and privileges, then go with big life pensions, leaving nothing of value or benefit.

No sense of responsibility, vision or leadership in these over paid wallahs…..

Pundits say a possible 3+3 = 6 years of conservative government & they’re stronger in the senate than previously. They could achieve much but can’t think beyond dinner.………

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There will be a scramble in Canberra after this revelation.Bloody public servants again. At the same time I don’t know why one of the many “spokesmen” for the aboriginal people haven’t made us aware that their name was being taken in vein. Better still why don’t the snivelling public servants who made these decisions come clean and not let the aboriginal people be made scapegoats for something that they didn’t do? Nar! These bloody snivellers in Canberra are never wrong are they? Here’s your chance Morrison to prove you are really one of us and not one of them. Deliver… Read more »

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what’s that sound?..click, click click..as exhausted NRL viewers finally decide to switch off the game for good..as teenage girls are brought in to referee first grade NRL matches…another Bucketmouth initiative no doubt…the latest in along line of insults directed at NRL fans..

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twenty two million dollars a year – each and every year – to manage a rock?

what does it do? sing and dance?

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Middle East Forum :….There are 3 wars in Syria:……… The Assad regime-controlled area, guaranteed by Russia…… The area east of the Euphrates River controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, which are primarily composed of Kurdish fighters protected by United States air power……… The area controlled by the Turks and their Sunni Islamist allies in Idlib province…….. All doing what the ‘religion of peace instructs ‘. Muslims killing muslims and any poor innocent Christians in particular.……… Ex ISIS fighters and families have been bused to UN safety camps and is demanding they be repatriated to safe homelands………. What about the Christians… Read more »

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The right of centre parties need to unite together to stop globalism and their servile fake leaders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvaYbi18jo

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HappyExpat

Great to hear from you again Paul. Where have you been? Keep it up. Your contributions are always good reading Paul.

cinerama
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cinerama

Great story Paul and here it is in a nutshell, Abos being used again. Sweet FA cultural just cutting back on costs,
No bastard should be allow to speak for abos unless the have been VOTED to represresnt them by blacks not gingers

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The following quote from GK Chesterton which is so very relevant today as the once glorious revered western civilisation comes to its pathetic PC virtue signalling depraved. rape, infection and bloodbath demoralised end.

“Before removing fences first ask why they were built”

Lest We Forget

Amen

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Tomorrow the 50th anniversary of the fake moon landing.

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Gentle Jack

Parks Australia (a Federal agency)

Will PM Morrison sniff the wind and decide to take positive action? … and reverse this decision with a stroke of his pen

After all … let the Tribal elders pay for insurance to cover liability issues (they do make enough money from the millions of tourists that visit Ayers Rock don’t they?)

Maryanne
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Maryanne

Thanks, Paul. This needs talking about.

pablo1
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pablo1

Paul…..Thanks for bringing a bit of reason to the table on this shambles……

Resurrection
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Resurrection

Well, that makes sense. At last, a plausible reason.

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