In a since-deleted event, a 4WD group on Facebook has vowed to climb Uluru the day the climbing ban comes into effect, ostensibly to spite “do-gooders” and prove that “religious beliefs” should not dictate our enjoyment of the site.
Yesterday, Ken Wyatt discussed his plan for constitutional recognition. Today, Uluru is packed with people climbing the rock before the ban. The debate about including us is set to exclude us, and be typically ugly.
As we move ever closer to the climbing ban on Uluru, it seems that tour companies will still offer the opportunity. Today’s death, while tragic, is an indication of minds not changing.
After the decision to ban climbing Uluru got far more attention than the statement of the same name, I’m wondering if the ignorance shown is deliberate.