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Media Articles on Redfern Waterloo

This is a selection of major news items about Redfern Waterloo from various media outlets. The AHC also has a good selection of the stories about the Block in their media news section at You can get up to date news by setting up a Google News alert at News Alerts will not pick up local media and some mainstream media stories which do not appear on a news website, where possible we put these stories on our website to provide wide access to the stories.
Iemma's push for business - 08.10.2005
NSW Premier Morris Iemma has signalled a pro-development push by his Government after conceding that mistakes by predecessor Bob Carr stunted economic growth. Report by Brad Brad Norington and Turi Condon for The Australian.
History - Built on dreams and flimsy foundations - 7 October 2005
Aborigines want The Block in Redfern to be a tourist attraction. Its past is traced by BOB CHISHOLM in the The Daily Telegraph.
This media release contains an account of a meeting on 28 September 2005 between the Indigenous Social Justice Association Inc and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Milton Oskopoulos’ Chief of Staff Nathan Rees & Warwick Neilley of the Premier’s Office to talk about the possibility of reopening the Coronial Inquest. In the course of the meeting the statement says: “They then moved to their agenda that involved their wishes to find an organisation that would remove Mick Mundine from the Aboriginal Housing Company and for that organisation to then work with the Government on solving the Block issues.”
Redfern tour - 06.10.2005
THE Aboriginal Housing Company wants to put decades of violence and drug abuse behind it and turn The Block at Redfern into Sydney's next tourist destination reports Gemma Jones in the Daily Telegraph.
We'll allow more Block houses: Debnam - 06.10.2005
In his first main policy announcement as NSW Opposition Leader, Peter Debnam has guaranteed a plan to build 62 homes for Aborigines at the Block as part of the redevelopment of Redfern and Waterloo under a Coalition government.
An open letter from Mr Michael Mundine to all of Redfern Waterloo calling for a boycott of Minister Frank Sartor and the RWA - 4th October 2005
By now most people in Redfem and Waterloo have heard about Minister Frank Sartor's racial slur towards me, last week on Koori radio. However, many of you may not have read the full quote. The Minister was speaking about an open reply letter I wrote to him, published in a local newspaper, when he said: "I am glad he wrote this long letter, got him off his backside for a change. He won't like that much but I should say that to him more. Get off your backside Mick and bring your black arse in here to talk to me about it."
Vanstone urges RWA and Aboriginal Housing Company to start talking - 4th October 2005
Joseph Correy reports in the The South Sydney Herald October 2005 page 1 that Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Amanda Vanstone, has weighed into the debate about the future of The Block.
Plans drawn in black and white - 01.10.2005
Elizabeth Farrelly in the SMH reports. There are uncomfortable echoes of the past in the battle over Redfern's future.
The contempt for disrespect - 01.10.2005
ROGER COOMBS in Saturday Interview in the The Daily Telegraph 1st October 2005 reports on Mick Mundine CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Company.
Sol Bellear to lead new Aboriginal Authority - 21st September 2005
Redfern Aboriginal Authority Media Release
Sartor must change or stand aside - 21st September 2005
Redfern Aboriginal Authority Media Release
Mundine calls for Frank Sartor to step down - 20 September 2005
Aboriginal Housing Company Media Statement
City Unveils Vision for Redfern - 15 September 2005
City of Sydney Media Release
Burn to douse Redfern - 07.09.2005
From the Inner West's Burwood to Inner City Redfern, Superintendent Catherine Burn takes up the fight. Report Cara Davis in September 7th 2005 Sydney Central Courier.
Is Sartor taking the Micky? - 07.09.2005
It's open-letter season on the future of The Block. Report Alexandra Walker in Sydney Central Courier
Open letter from Michael Mundine to Frank Sartor Minister for Redfern Waterloo - 07.09.2005
The following open letter appeared as an Exlcusive in Sydney Central Courier on 7th Septemeber 2005 in response to an open letter from Redfern Waterloo Minister Frank Sartor.
What is the Pemulwuy Project?
Many references are made these days to the Pemulwuy Project. For those who haven't access to its website, here is a summary of the plans which was published in the South Sydney Herald September 2005.
Alan Jones throws his support behind The Block's Pemulwuy Project - 01.09.2005
Alan Jones, 2GB broadcaster, has met with the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) and thrown his support behind their Pemulwuy Project. The project aims to replace deteriorated terrace housing on the Block with 62 new homes the South Sydney Herald September 2005 reports.
Sartor refuses to budge on the Block - 29.08.05
Tim Dick SMH Urban Affairs Reporter reports. In Frank Sartor's future for Redfern, everything is negotiable. Except the Block.
Frank Sartor addresses public housing tenants
South Sydney Herald August 2005 page 4 by Darcy Byrne
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