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Aborigines in court for living on the land allocated to them

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS A company initially established to provide Aboriginal housing has taken an Aboriginal protest camp to court for occupying vacant land in Redfern. The Aboriginal Housing Corporation (AHC), which was responsible for the demolition of the affordable Aboriginal housing known as The Block, launched legal action last Friday to have the Redfern Aboriginal […]

One year on and the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy continues to fight

By Callum Cyrus   The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy continues to represent Sydney’s indigenous community in protest, one year after the Embassy pitched tents at Eveleigh Street. Despite several eviction notices, with the latest timed to coincide with Sorry Day, the Embassy remains. The community at Redfern’s Block is pitted against the Aboriginal Housing Company […]

Tent embassy remains under threat

By Callum Cyrus   A leading figure of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy has challenged the authorities to take occupiers to court after they were threatened with eviction on National Sorry Day. Protesters at The Block in Eveleigh Street, Redfern were issued with a 14-day eviction notice on Tuesday May 12 by the Aboriginal Housing Company […]

Tent Embassy calls for AHC investigation

Kyol Blakeney, an Indigenous Officer at the University of Sydney, met with Redfern Tent Embassy elders earlier this week to discuss launching an official investigation into the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) allocation of funds over the last ten years. This proposal follows last Sunday’s sit-in (June 7th) at the Redfern Tent Embassy to protest the […]

Aboriginal tent embassy reclaiming the Block

An Aboriginal tent embassy was established at the Block in Redfern on National Sorry Day last week to protest the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) planned Pemulwuy project. The project, which had its development application recently approved, will provide for a commercial precinct, student accommodation and affordable housing for the Aboriginal community. While funding for the […]