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Festival and Freedom Rides 50 years on

by Mariana Podesta-Diverio Sydney will welcome the new year with two Indigenous celebrations, the 13th annual Yabun music festival on Australia Day and a 50th anniversary reenactment of the Freedom Rides in February. January 26 (Australia Day or Survival/Invasion Day) has dramatically different implications for the Indigenous community of Australia than it does for people […]

Sydney University academic suspended over offensive emails

Sydney University Professor Barry Spurr was caught exchanging offensive emails with university colleagues last week. Sent from his university email account over a two-year period, the emails included a series of offensive remarks. In one instance, Mr Spurr referred to Sydney University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson as an “appalling minx”. The emails, uncovered by New Matilda, […]

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 […]