Housing

Plans for remote First Nations people in WA may be forced off their homelands and made homeless; Surrendering land for Mining

The Premier of Australia's wealthiest state Colin Barnett has, without notice or consultation, announced he is closing down 150 small towns in his state and has refused to meet the mayors or residents of these generally remote towns to discuss the matter. The Premier – Colin Barnett – said he had no other options after the Federal Government announced they would no longer fund essential services to the towns, instead providing a one-off payment of $90 million to the State Government to take responsibility. Read more about Plans for remote First Nations people in WA may be forced off their homelands and made homeless; Surrendering land for Mining

Stalemate on The Block in Redfern as protesters defy trespass notice

Trespass sign posted at Redfern Tent Embassy

The Aboriginal Housing Company posted the trespass signs in February, giving the protesters 72 hours to vacate the property. The protesters rallied to bolster their ranks and were still in their 'tent embassy' more than a week after the deadline passed. Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro has been camping at the site since May 26 last year, to demand more affordable Aboriginal housing on the land which was purchased by the Aboriginal Housing Company with a federal government grant in the 1970s. Read more about Stalemate on The Block in Redfern as protesters defy trespass notice

Redfern First Nations Embassy slapped with 48 hour eviction notices

Property investors have been promised a suburb "free of Aboriginals," but protesters in Sydney's most well-known Indigenous community aren't giving in without a fight. According to Munro, occupants of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) were slapped with eviction notices at mid-afternoon, and given a 48-hour window to respond. That means activists must take their case to a court before Sunday afternoon. “He served it knowing we won't be able to access the courts. It's just more filthy politics,” Jenny Munro stated. Read more about Redfern First Nations Embassy slapped with 48 hour eviction notices

Government attacks on Remote Homeland communities in the NT

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