SHE’s tHE voiCE

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page - Chris­tine Mid­dap Ed­i­tor

We could have de­voted two pages to read­ers’ let­ters re­spond­ing to Kate Legge’s Novem­ber 17 cover story on the push for pri­vate tourism ven­tures in na­tional parks. There was a strong “hands off our parks” sen­ti­ment but many read­ers also ad­mit­ted to feel­ing con­flicted. Yes, we want to keep our wild places wild, but we also ap­pre­ci­ate the fa­cil­i­ties, tracks and roads that al­low us to ac­cess them. Yet once we have the ac­cess, we hope too many peo­ple don’t flock there. As one reader said: “I don’t want to be self­ish, but nei­ther do I al­ways want to share [the wilder­ness] with other tourists.” Lisa Ger­rard, sound­track supremo

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