Newsletter date: 4 September 2015
* News Analysis: Danny Teece-Johnson, NITV News: AHC signs compromise deal over low-income housing at the Block
* News Analysis: Alexander Lewis, Altmedia: Sydney's "black heart" to keep beating
* Photos: Newzulu Australia: Sydney: Fires burn for the last time at Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy
* News Analysis: Jean Kennedy, ABC News: Sydney Aboriginal Tent Embassy residents to prepare to leave after Federal Government housing deal
* facebook updates: Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, facebook
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- News Analysis
NITV News: AHC signs compromise deal over low-income housing at the Block
1 Sep 15: "The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) told NITV News it has signed a document worked on by Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy's Jenny Munro to secure finances for low-income housing for Indigenous peoples at the Block in Redfern. This agreement guarantees that the AHC's Pemulwuy Project will build 62 affordable houses for low-income Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the Block. The project's planned commercial development will be constructed simultaneously. ... " By Danny Teece-Johnson; Source: NITV News
- News Analysis
Altmedia: Sydney's "black heart" to keep beating
3 Sep 15: "A deal was finally struck last week between the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) and the Federal Government, which has allocated $5 million to fund the construction of 62 affordable Aboriginal dwellings on the site. The funding will allow the AHC to obtain a bank loan to meet the other $25 million required for the housing, which was previously reliant on the commercial redevelopment of AHC land. The AHC confirmed support on principles for the government offer via a letter to the Prime Minister’s office on Monday. ... " By Alexander Lewis
Newzulu Australia: Sydney: Fires burn for the last time at Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy
2 Sep 15: "Members of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) light fires for the last time on the eve of their eviction, September 2, 2015. The campaign group has held camp here in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern for 463 days, with the aim of winning an affordable housing option for Aboriginal residents ... "
- News Analysis
ABC News: Sydney Aboriginal Tent Embassy residents to prepare to leave after Federal Government housing deal
2 Sep 15: "Aboriginal Tent Embassy residents at The Block in inner Sydney's Redfern say they will now start packing up and preparing to leave the site, given the Aboriginal Housing Company has "signed off" on a compromise deal brokered by the Federal Government. The board of the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) met yesterday and "agreed in principle" to the terms and conditions of the Government's $5 million funding offer. AHC chairwoman Alisi Tutuila said it meant 62 "affordable houses" for Indigenous families would be built at the same time as the rest of the commercial redevelopment of The Block. ... " By Jean Kennedy
- facebook updates
Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, facebook
"Aboriginal Tent Embassy re established in Redfern on what is known as 'Sorry Day' 26th of May 2014. The Blacks in Sydney are silent no more... "
Photo essay: John Donegan, ABC News: A day in the life of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Redfern
Photos: Jaroslaw L Gasiorek: Build Aboriginal Housing on The Block, 11.08.15 (410 images)
Photo Archive: Jaroslaw L Gasiorek - Street Photography: http://www.yarek.com.au/
Past facebook event: Friday August the 14th 2015: Support Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy's right to occupy The Block: rally outside court to defend 'trespass' charges
WGAR News: Redfern tent embassy protesters claim victory: audio featuring Lorna Munro: triple j Hack, SoundCloud
WGAR News: At Redfern's the Block, spirits lifted after Tent Embassy win: Danny Teece-Johnson, NITV News: Video Live from The Block
WGAR News: Redfern Tent Embassy claims victory with Aboriginal housing deal: Lucy McNally and staff, ABC News
WGAR News: Redfern [Aboriginal] Tent Embassy Calls for Solidarity on 'Judgment Day' - Monday, 24 August 2015 - Supreme Court of NSW - facebook event
WGAR News: Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy protests at Parliament: Peter Boyle, Green Left Weekly
WGAR News: Federal Government Steps In To Mediate Over Fight For Redfern's The Block: Allan Clarke, BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia
WGAR News: Attorney-General alerted as Redfern [Aboriginal] tent embassy feud intensifies: Daisy Dumas, Sydney Morning Herald
Analysis / Opinion: Rachel Evans & Jemma Nott, Green Left: Redfern tent embassy is 'not laying down'
Explainer: Andrea Booth, NITV News: Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy and Aboriginal Housing Company dispute
SBS The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place
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