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    Ayers Rock - no more climby climby

    Uluru climbs banned from October 2019 after unanimous board decision to 'close the playground'




    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 serious breach of the Sacred Sites Act can lead to penalties of more than $60,000 and two years' jail


    The board, made up of eight traditional owners and three representatives from National Parks, made the decision after consulting with the
    wider Anangu community, who it said was overwhelmingly in support of banning climbs.

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    From the article ... "More recently, tourism operators rejected claims a ban would result in a drop in visitors, saying ending the activity
    and teaching people about why it was inappropriate to scale the rock might increase visitation."


    How far is Ayers Rock from the nearest Town?
    5 h 46 min (462.9 km) via National Highway 87 and State Route 4

    So, it's a full day's round trip drive to the big rock to be lectured as to why you can't climb it.

    ... and that's going to increase tourism? Reality check, lane 5 please.

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    Well of course it'll increase tourism. There's gotta be a couple of law abiding folk with "climbing Ayers rock" on their bucket list. They'll be booking flights any day now.

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    ^^ You need to spend less time hanging out with under-tens.

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    I climbed the fooker once in 40 degree heat with a skin full of piss when I was about 20 wouldnt even consider it now.

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    It is a geological feature predating the human species by several orders of magnitude.

    The brothers can have it to themselves on Tuesdays since they rocked up first if it is that big a deal.

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    I don't know Oz, but I'd imagine plenty of visitors will still make it a destination.

    I'd wager around 3/4 of Natl. Park visitors only want to take pictures, eat decent grub and have a soft bed with a view.

    Bless em


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    Hopefully they have sorted out that dingo problem they had some years back

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    I watched an Australian video where they scattered dead mums ashes on Aires Rock, didn't think that would be allowed, but still it was a movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The brothers can have it to themselves on Tuesdays
    Sundays should be reserved for French back packers home-movie strip teases







    Actually I am gay on Sundays so make that Thursdays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Actually I am gay on Sundays
    Happy or flaming?

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    ^I am the only ghey in Alice Springs! (on the first Sunday in months with an R)














    ....just realised that is this weekend!!

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    Can you still scatter your mothers ashes on Aires Rock?

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    ^Well she is not dead yet but that would be on Wednesdays.

    You can scatter Pam Aires ashes there any day of the week.

    Actually just googled her and she is still alive too - god bless her


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Sundays should be reserved for French back packers home-movie strip teases







    Actually I am gay on Sundays so make that Thursdays!
    I never really saw the attraction, till now.

    btw my gayness is postponed indefinitely.

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