Claim by festival organisers are contested. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED are Giles Wesley (left), lighting projection artist, and Anthony Bastic, director of light, from AGB Events, at the launch of the event last Friday.
The choice of materials, its heavy form and clutter of lines means it cannot sit lightly in the landscape, surely a bottom-line criterion for a structure like this. KIERAN FNNANE comments and seeks the views of design professionals.
A tree to be sacrificed and more weakly defined protection provisions are the hallmarks of the AAPA authority certificate for works to put in a boardwalk skirting Tharrarltneme (Annie Meyer Hill). Report by KIERAN FINNANE.
These days in consultations by AAPA, the 'right person' is the one who ticks the box, say the Stuart family, custodians for Tharrarltneme (Annie Meyer Hill) where the Chief Minister wants to build a boardwalk. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The sacred sites fiasco over the Mbantua Festivals once again puts the actions of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) in the spotlight, writes Steve Brown, of Alice Springs. PHOTO:Men dancing at the Overland Telegraph Station during the festival was one of the issues raised by the authority.
The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) is calling for miners to respect the law and honour their agreements, following the historic prosecution of OM Manganese Ltd for the desecration of an Aboriginal sacred site, writes AAPA CEO Dr Ben Scambary. The company was today fined $150,000 in the Darwin Magistrates’ Court for one count of desecration to, and one count of damaging, the ‘Two Women Sitting Down’ sacred site at Bootu Creek manganese mine on Banka Banka station, 170km north of Tennant Creek.
Pictured: The site damage seen from the Eastern rim of the Masai pit looking across to the collapsed bull nose which includes the registered sacred site. Photo courtesy AAPA.