by Rick Feneley, Sydney Morning Herald, August 27, 2015
The Redfern Aboriginal tent embassy is preparing to walk away from the Block, claiming it has seized a moral victory from the jaws of legal defeat under a $70 million deal that will see 62 homes built for Indigenous families.
Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has been brokering the deal with the Aboriginal Housing Company, which will learn in the Supreme Court on Thursday morning when it can evict its Indigenous rivals, the tent embassy protesters who have occupied the historic site for 15 months. Read the rest of this entry
by Warrior Publications, Feb 15, 2015
On Feb 14, 2015, hundreds of people participated in the 11th Annual March for Justice for TJ Hickey, a young Aboriginal man who died fleeing from police in Sydney’s Redfern district in 2004. A large police presence accompanied the rally, with police attempting to seize banners implicating cops in Hickey’s death and assaulting people in the march. Before the march, police also attempted to restrict the route of the march, and have warned that this will be the last march for justice for TJ Hickey. Read the rest of this entry
James Robertson, Sydney Morning Herald, July 7, 2014
Two protesters have scaled buildings at The Block in Redfern with banners early on July 7, 2014. Construction work is due to begin today and the protesters have vowed to blockade the site to stop the Aboriginal Housing Commission’s planned commercial redevelopment.
About 200 protesters gathered at The Block in Redfern on Monday as tensions flared over the fear that the site will be bulldozed for redevelopment. Read the rest of this entry
June 15, 2014