Thursday, June 19, 2014


Sat Jun 14, 2014
Australia’s aboriginals have staged a rally against government plans to confiscate their land for commercial purposes, Press TV Reports. 

The wealthy nation’s impoverished Aboriginals gathered on Saturday in Sydney’s suburb of Redfern to vent their anger and frustration at a scheme by the Australian government to take away their land for commercial uses.

The group, which has set up a tent embassy to stop the development since late May, are demanding affordable housing for native Australians on a chunk of land claimed by their ancestors. 

Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) has planned to start a commercial development on a USD 50-million land in a bid to thrive revenues and what many believe is a part of a gentrification process to drive aboriginals out of their land and soon out of the public housing.

The CEO of Aboriginal Housing Company Mick Mundine plans to use the income from the commercial development to construct affordable housing for aboriginal people.

However, many familiar with the AHC tactics believe that the company will default on its loan and will be forced to sell the development at a reduced price, leaving many aboriginals homeless or disposed of their land.

The group has vowed to continue their protest for as long as it takes. 



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