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Do you agree with calls to reopen Uluru climb to kickstart Northern Territory tourism hit by coronavirus?

By Grace . Created on 16 May, 2020
Current Affairs 175 votes | 9 Comments
NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED

NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED

YES REOPEN CLIMB

YES REOPEN CLIMB

I REALLY DON'T CARE

I REALLY DON'T CARE

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NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Grace said on May 29, 2020
The Indigenous people own that land & people should have more respect for the choices they make concerning their land. In 2017, the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted unanimously to end the climb because of the spiritual significance of the site, as well as for safety and environmental reasons. One Anangu man told the BBC that Uluru was a "very sacred place, [it's] like our church".
NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Teoni said on May 29, 2020
I visited Uluru without climbing and enjoyed it just fine. Would you go to Rome and complain about not being able to bathe in the Trevi Fountain? Travel is a privilege not a right if you have means and ability to travel you are already in a privileged class and yet you expect tourist sites to bow down to your every whim. Stop taking that privilege for granted a be grateful that you can visit such places at all. Ther...
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YES REOPEN CLIMB
Bob said on Jun 15, 2020
No one really owns it. It belongs to Mother Nature and with due respect, Australia has allowed the Aborigines to have a custodial right to it which was income-producing for their own kind. If someone sees an opportunity to make a business from something, good luck to them. The real question is do they use this money to improve things or waste it. We all earnt pocket money as kids, but what did we have to show for it...
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NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Teoni said on Jun 17, 2020
Australia allow Aboriginals? They were here first we should be asking permission and if everything belongs to Mother Nature let's get rid of land ownership altogether. Aboriginals are not children assuming they are wasting away their money is patronising. They do in fact put their money into programs to help their communities but what is forgotten is there are government restrictions still in place. For example one ...
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NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Alec said on May 18, 2020
Yes there should always be available to all Australians to all races
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Bob said on Jun 15, 2020
And it should be ALL in capitals. Asian English American. No one should be deprived of the right to experience Mother Nature. The human race has only custodial duties, not ownership. Its the same when buying a block of land to build a house upon. You only have a right to the surface, nothing more.
NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Dianne said on May 17, 2020
It is sacred ground, keep it closed
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Angie said on May 22, 2020
Only sacred thing is the money the so called indigenous get for charging people to climb it.
Ron lobegeiger said on May 17, 2020
No, keep it closed. People don't climb all over Churchs and other such Sites. There are many, many other areas in the Territory that are more interesting and beautiful to see.
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Grant said on May 22, 2020
It is a rock - bit different than a church.
NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
Teoni said on May 29, 2020
To you it is a rock, just like I could say a church is a just fancy looking building.
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Debra said on May 17, 2020
Yes as it would mean a lot more people would visit and that would mean more money spent in the area and more work available for people who live there. Restrictions should apply.
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Harley said on May 17, 2020
we all own the land. I have climbed it and the aborigines had been insulting and foul mouthed to german women tourists, I can recall all the foul words as though it was yesterday
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Harley said on May 17, 2020
who said it is disrespectful, the aboes are just trying generate momentum on an ego trip
NO KEEP CLIMB CLOSED
JellyKat said on May 17, 2020
It is disrespectful to the indigenous australians to climb it. There are plenty of other things to do and see in Northern Territory.
YES REOPEN CLIMB
Esmeralda said on May 22, 2020
Majority Rules - Population of Australia - 22 million. Indigenous population at last Census - 328,000