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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 […]

Sydney unites for Indigenous rights

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Around 2,000 protesters gathered at Belmore Park last Friday April 10 to unite against the controversial decision to forcibly close Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Protesters in Sydney’s march walked from Belmore Park near Central to the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Marchers not only condemned the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in […]

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 […]