Aboriginal Issues

Flag mural makes way for Aboriginal housing


· Tuesday, July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


On June 13, the flag mural wall on The Block came down to make way for affordable Aboriginal housing, which is sorely needed in Redfern and Waterloo.

Human rights, not fracking rights


· Tuesday, July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


Garawa and other First Nations elders, who strongly oppose both the NT Intervention and fracking on their land, addressed a rally in Hyde Park on June 29.

Aboriginal affordable housing a crucial priority


· Tuesday, July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


As NAIDOC Week (July 7-14) calls on us to work together for a better future, it is important to remind all community members and policymakers about the crucial need for Aboriginal people to remain physically in place during moments of critical urban change.

Change the heart – a call to action


· Monday, February 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


In the week leading up to Australia Day on January 26, Aboriginal Christian leaders Aunty Jean Phillips and Brooke Prentis hosted 17 prayer meetings in every state and territory across Australia.

Three-day proposal for Australia Day commemorations


· Sunday, February 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


Wesley Enoch from the Noonuccal Nuugi people of Stradbroke Island believes that the date of Australia Day should not change, but that the way it is marked should be.

Gathering Place on Caroline Street closes


· Friday, February 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


The Gathering Place in Caroline St built relationships with many Aboriginal people living on The Block as neighbours and friends.

Toward a truthful and hopeful national identity


· Wednesday, February 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment 


Yabun is upbeat, inspiring, empowering and confronting.

Rock The Block


· Friday, December 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


For many of the couple of thousand people who attended over the day, Archie Roach’s heart-wrenching performance of “Took the Children Away” was a highlight.

Pemulwuy battles critics over student tower


· Thursday, November 15, 2018 · 1 Comment 


The Block nears a critical juncture as the Pemulwuy Project secures departmental support, but critics are angered that student housing takes pride of place.

New national day?


· Wednesday, October 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


Despite a growing consensus pointing out the painful associations of January 26, endured by First Peoples as a date commemorating invasion, destruction of land and language, appropriation of…