Thursday, 17 October 2019
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
At the request of Senator McCarthy, I move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) Anangu traditional owners have been working with the tourism industry and national parks to develop visitor attraction strategies after the Uluru climb closes on 26 October 2019, and
(ii) the 2017 decision to close the climb this year was in line with the agreed process in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan 2010-2020; and
(b) calls on the Morrison Government to:
(i) support Anangu in their determination to protect their sites and tjukurpa,
(ii) support Anangu in their aspirations to share Uluru, their culture and their country with visitors who want to learn more about this significant place, and
(iii) continue to support strategies and investment that place culture and environment at the centre of the Uluru Kata Tjuta visitor experience.
Question agreed to.