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Aboriginal cultural sites in Yurulbin Park under threat from Western Harbour Tunnel works

By EVA BAXTER Yurulbin Park is set to become a construction site until mid-2025 to support work on the underwater tunnel connecting the Inner West to North Sydney through Birchgrove. Yurulbin Park in Birchgrove was chosen as the location for the Western Harbour Tunnel works to avoid impacting nearby sporting activities in Birchgrove Oval. Four […]

Looking back at the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, three decades on

By ALLISON HORE April 10th marks the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. But in the three decades since the landmark Royal Commission, Indigenous activists say the core recommendations, of the report’s 339, have been enacted by any government. The commission began in 1987 following campaigning by Indigenous activists over […]

Defiant Invasion Day protesters gather in the Domain

By ALLISON HORE Despite being threatened by fines and arrests, thousands of protesters turned up in The Domain for an unauthorised Invasion Day rally. Undeterred by COVID-19 public health orders restricting the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings and police threats to enforce said restrictions, Sydney’s annual Invasion Day protest went ahead with […]

Police threaten to shut down protest

By ALLISON HORE Police have threatened to shut down an Invasion Day protest planned in Sydney tomorrow but organisers have reiterated their intention to go ahead with the rally. On Facebook almost 7,000 people have registered their interest in attending tomorrow’s event at Djarrbarrgalli in Sydney, known as the Domain. But current NSW public health […]

The uncomfortable reality of January 26th

The Inner West Independent would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and that sovereignty was never ceded.  By BRIANNAH DEVLIN The 26th of January, also known as Australia Day, will be looking […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Calls for independent body to investigate deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Domain on Monday to call for the establishment of an independent body to investigate Indigenous deaths in custody.  Attending the rally were families of a number of Indigenous people who had died while being held in police custody. They are calling for a new, First […]

New campaign for Aboriginal affordable housing

Aboriginal community groups have come together to launch a campaign seeking government action and targets for Aboriginal affordable housing in the Redfern and Waterloo area. The petition launched by The Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies calls on the NSW government to commit to 10% Aboriginal Affordable Housing in all government […]

Ten years on, seeking justice for TJ

For ten long years the family of Indigenous Australian TJ Hickey have been campaigning for the justice and proper legal punishment of those responsible for his untimely death. They have stood their ground and, now with heavy hearts, prepare for the tenth anniversary rally and march. On February 14, 2004, 17-year-old TJ Hickey died of […]