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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Good work Paul.

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The Democrats have lost all sense, all proportion, all credibility, all responsibility.

I am glad it’s happening … Pelosi & Schumer brought it on with their hard line, warlike tactics against Trump and the new communist regime of ungrateful, hateful feminazi whores with African and the Middle Eastern heritage have gone berserk and shown America what they truly represent and stand for … God help future generations!!

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Do not come home late from the pub with this one.

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it took a bit longer than usual but alt Left criminal commentator Tigerbalm has once again displayed the warped thinking so common to cretinous creatures of his kind. The debate (see posts below) was on the subject of assaults by some men against some women. As an aside, there is no mention of assaults by some women on some men or assaults by some homosexuals on other homosexuals. As expected, truth twister Tigerbalm barged in like a goose in a pigeon pen, making a statement implying that all men assault women and it’s the fault of their fathers that they… Read more »

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Activists are sailing from Cairns to Manus island this week to hand out “symbolic aboriginal passports signed by elders and others to 400 illegal “refugees “ it will be interesting to see whether the PNG government allows them to land on the island.

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I HOPE IT IS BIODEGRADABLE.

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Google Shares Slide As Trump Agrees Company Should Be Investigated For Treason

President Trump has apparently taken Peter Thiel’s supposition that Google could be in cahoots with the Chinese military to heart. In a tweet Tuesday morning, Trump reiterated Thiel’s claim that the “seemingly treasonous” company might be working with the Chinese government and that the Trump Administration would “take a look.”

It’s one thing for an individual like Diane Feinstein or Hillary Clinton selling out America to the Chinese, another when it’s our largest, most powerful and most widely used tech company.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-16/google-shares-slide-trump-agrees-company-should-be-investigated-treason

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It certainly is shaping up to be a “week to remember”… Democrats have apparently chosen new leadership.

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A girl after my own heart.

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I was standing at the bar one night minding my own business.

This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, “You’re kinda cute. You gotta phone number?”

I said, “Yeah, you gotta pen?”

She said, “Yeah, I got a pen”.

I said, “You better get back in it before the farmer misses you.”

Cost me a kick in the nuts…but,when you’re 70 ,who cares.

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In George Orwell’s world of 1984, there’s no such thing as truth. Facts aren’t facts, except for when they’re manufactured to be facts. As for lies…well, the Party can manage lies that are lies…and truth…at the very same time.

Confused? Good. That means you’re ready to tackle Orwell’s second theme.

Truth. – See videos

http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/george-orwell-1984-theme-2/

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If she can do the job and got it on her Merit, good on her. To denigrate her solely because she is a female without seeing her performance as a Ref is offensive…. If she is shown to be a Token, then fair enough bag her and the NRL, but at least give her a chance to show her skill first….

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The squad in full flight.——-Babble, Babble, Babble,

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The Queensland government has commenced legal proceedings against Adani Mining over claims it provided false or misleading information in an annual return for its Carmichael Mine.

The Department of Environment and Science has started the prosecution proceedings against the Indian mining company under the Environmental Protection Act in relation to information in its 2017/2018 annual return for the mine.

The matter is listed for mention at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 16.

Adani says the department’s prosecution is over an “administrative error” that was self-reported in September 2018.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-govt-starts-legal-action-against-adani-20190717-p527wy.html

Where’s Deb Frecklington (Qld LNP) in all of this?

Nowhere…..

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Time for the Trump Appreciation Society “Yay of the Day”, methinx .. https://ibb.co/TRQjvrK

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These two deer were stuck together by their antlers – until these guys came along🤗

https://twitter.com/Nativeesoul/status/1140265444605120516

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……………………… The situation is never easy but becomes far more difficult when Israel attacks vital services – as it did a few months ago. In the early evening of 5 May, Israel bombed the Zoroub building in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city. The General Union of Disabled Palestinians was based on one floor of the building. Approximately 50 people were told to evacuate that floor before the bombing occurred. Bassam Abu Obaid was the last one from the union to quit the building. “I was finishing off some woodwork and didn’t want to leave,” he said. Soon after he left, the… Read more »

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Netanyahu: Europeans Won’t Wake Up Until Iran’s Nukes Land on Them

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said European leaders will only wake up to the Iranian threat when a nuclear bomb lands on them.

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/07/16/netanyahu-europe-wont-wake-up-until-iran-nukes-land-on-them/

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Barnaby suggested Coalition should finance a new low emission coal fired station for QLD. Nationals leader McCormack & Scomo said it was not Coalition policy…..asked if he would support the suggestion, Morrison said – there’s no point since QLD government opposes coal fired power stations…… NSW has coal mines, a conservative government and the biggest industry, manufacturing sector and population. Bloody well build one here ! Latest nuclear stations are much safer, so are new low emission coal power stations. Aus has some of the biggest coal, gas & uranium reserves in the world……. 4 hour power failure in part… Read more »

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FLOOR FIGHT: PELOSI ATTACKS TRUMP, BUT GETS SHUT DOWN INSTEAD BY HOUSE MEMBERS
Pelosi rebuke against Trump backfires in extraordinary fashion, in a matter not seen in decades

“Cleaver simply declared, ‘I abandon the chair,’ and left — a moment with no apparent precedent in modern congressional history.”

https://www.infowars.com/floor-fight-pelosi-attacks-trump-but-gets-shut-down-instead-by-house-members/

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All muscle between the shoulders and nothing between the ears.

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He must have been reading JD Robb! The chief protagonist is a future homicide cop and she is called Sir and likes it. She also has a very raunchy relationship with her hubby and was brutally abused by her father who she killed…

sci fi dysfunction…

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Farage: Von der Leyen Wants to Build ‘Updated Form of Communism’, Advance EU Army

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that an EU under Ursula von der Leyen would “take control of ever single aspect” of Europeans’ lives.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/07/16/farage-von-der-leyen-wants-updated-form-communism/

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Josh Hawley: ‘Time for Accountability’ with Google ‘Monopoly’
SEAN MORAN16 Jul 20190

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) scolded a Google executive Tuesday, saying that Congress’ patience with Google’s monopoly is running thin, and that it’s “time for accountability.”

Sen. Hawley spoke during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on Google and its censorship practices regarding its search engines.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/16/josh-hawley-time-for-accountability-with-google-monopoly/

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Ehud Barak Admits to Visiting Jeffrey Epstein’s Island But Says He Didn’t Attend Parties There

TEL AVIV – Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has acknowledged that he visited disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan residences and private Caribbean island but insisted that he never attended sex parties and was never with Epstein in the presence of women or young girls.
Barak, whose newly formed Israel Democratic Party is entering the political fray for the upcoming election, has come under fire for his ties to Epstein.

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/07/16/barak-admits-to-visiting-epstein-homes-island-but-didnt-attend-sex-parties/

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As much as i am against PC, quotas and feminist activism, I wholeheartedly congratulate Belinda on her appointment and achievement.

She deserves her success, she has served her apprenticeship and she will do a great job. Well done Belinda.

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I know druggies must get very desperate but check this guy out. He must have gone to the same wigmaker as Tony Mokbel: https://www.foxnews.com/world/colombian-busted-smuggle-cocaine-wig

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A twelve year old song by a great American – Tom Russell
Trump’s problem The Wall has been around for awhile, George W was the President back then .

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

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https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/teen-punched-and-knocked-unconscious-after-a-night-out-after-rejecting-strangers-advances/9129c065-8d2c-4a5d-b117-3489be3fe972

Nasty little story.

Why young people can’t get it through their thick heads that walking home at 3.30 am might not be the best life choice is beyond me. And walking along shoeless is something else that would say to anyperson, hey!, I have no self respect, I can’t even put on clothes that will see me safely home.

Of course, it does not excuse the attack, but may in some way explain what drives people to have at strangers. And what were the strangers doing walking around at that time?

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If you reject our values then this isn’t your home.
JASON THOMAS in today’s Oz.
Read in REPLIES

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How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs For nearly 20 years, Defense Ministry teams have scoured local archives and removed troves of historic documents to conceal proof of the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, including documents reporting rapes, looting, the demolition of villages and killing of civilians…. General Elad Peled: “My platoon blew up 20 homes with everything that was there.” Lev Tov: “While people were sleeping there?” Peled: “I suppose so….” By Hagar Shezaf, reposted from Ha’aretz Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the file of Yosef Waschitz,… Read more »

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Reading, once again, about the “syndicates” that are sripping supermarket shelves of baby food and wondering why the “gummint” doesn’t deal with the problem? It’s obvious that the major supermarkets prefer profit to enforcing their own rules soooo why don’t the “Feds” apply a “Hardly Normal” tariff on outgoing private packages of baby food? After all, they had no problem slugging, decent, folk when “Jerry” complained his horses would go hungry if “gummint” didn’t tax, already over-taxed, folk who were shopping O/S instead of in his stores! And let’s face it when “gummint” on any level wants tax they have… Read more »

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That Jeffrey Epstein Story Sure Died A Quick Death And The Reason Is Obvious
https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/07/16/jeffrey-epstein-story-sure-died-quick-death-reason-obvious/

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These 4 Demoncrat sheilas that are projecting their own race hate, religious hate etc are going the be the end of their own Dem party.

These angry, ugly four should be called ‘The Four Horse Heads of the Apocalypse’

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Lindsay Graham ‘AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel.’….WTF does that even mean?..lol..you’d have to be a dyed in the wool GOP zombie to make sense of this shite…mind you typical of that mofo Graham….unicorns everywhere….and what if they do hate Israel, what’s that got to do with the Border Wall on US soil..I mean its not like US Congress has pledged any allegiance to ISrael…oh…wait…wow…….

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https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1150868104148398088/X3-91JuY?format=jpg&name=600×314

Graham sums up this pack of dogs.
“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel.
They hate our own country. They’re calling the guards along our border, the Border Patrol agents, concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of doing it ‘for the Benjamins.’ They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America,” Graham said.

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Omgawd Rep Emanuel Cleaver Just abandoned the chair!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

https://twitter.com/ejander169/status/1151229287237734402

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They call them the squad.

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This is the level of education that is trying to run the USA. Donald is right send them home.

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