MEDIA RELEASE: LABOR SUPPORTS DECISION TO CLOSE ULURU CLIMB - TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2019

LABOR SUPPORTS DECISION TO CLOSE ULURU CLIMB
 

34 years since Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was handed back to the Anangu traditional owners, climbing on this sacred place will be stopped from 26 October.

Uluru holds great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional owners and many other Aboriginal nations.

The Anangu traditional owners have been asking people not to climb for many years since the time of the handback, and the vast majority of visitors have respected this request.

Climbing Uluru is also dangerous, as Pauline Hanson found out when her latest divisive stunt backfired.

Local tourism operators have been working closely with the Uluru Kata Tjuta Board of Management for many years to develop successful alternative visitor activities.

We recently visited Uluru and heard first-hand from the Anangu traditional owners about their heartfelt decision to respect the significance of Uluru by closing the climb.

Labor wholeheartedly supports this decision.

People from across Australia – and the world – will continue to be welcomed to Uluru, to marvel at its ancient beauty, connect with this very special place and learn more about Aboriginal culture.

TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2019