Senator Cory Bernardi has lamented that he might have missed his chance to climb Uluru, after the NT Government determined this week that it would ban the popular Australian and tourist past-time by 26 October 2019.
Speaking with Steve Price on 2GB radio overnight, Senator Bernardi said Uluru belongs to 'all Australians' and that he is not one celebrating the NT Government's decision.
You can listen to the interview via the link below.
Australian Conservatives MLC Dennis Hood says tourists should be able to climb Uluru as it belongs to everyone.
“I am disappointed that the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board voted to close this national icon from 2020. This 12 member board has made a decision about a piece of Australia that belongs to everyone and they have done it without any consultation with the wider Australian community,” Mr Hood said, “Whilst I understand some of the reasons the locals oppose climbers, I believe that a compromise should be reached so that those who choose to climb understand the significance to the local Indigenous people so they treat the place and the people with respect.”