Unless you were living under a rock you couldn’t have missed Senator Hanson climb the rock but with the media being what it is, you might not have gotten the full story.
Following the much publicised trip to the rock, Senator Hanson released a detailed statement outlining not just how and why she believed the rock should remain open for all Australians, but a number of other issues that were brought to her attention by the local community that the other parties have ignored.
For instance, the six Anangu Mayatja Council Elders that Senator Hanson spoke with explained that they do not accept the Uluru Statement from the Heart, describing it as a “rag” that does not speak for their people.
Furthermore, there are issues around aboriginal academics and activists speaking on behalf of the community and misrepresenting their desires.
Not to mention the danger that, with the closure of the climb and a potential drop off in tourism numbers, the hundreds of millions of dollars loaned for the purchase of the Ayers Rock Resort might never be repaid.
You can read the entire statement online at www.senatorhanson.com.au, this is also a great resource for keeping up to date with all media releases coming out of the Senator office.
And for those of you who didn’t catch the coverage on A Current Affair, you can see the entire segment on Senator Hanson’s Facebook page.