Residents are fighting back against to the New South Wales government plans to demolish 749 public homes in Waterloo South. Andrew Chuter reports.
Waterloo Public Housing Action Group
The NSW government wants to sell a vacant site in Redfern that was previously 100% public housing to its property developer mates. Peter Boyle reports.
"The Waterloo Tent Embassy has made a big impact, is winning growing support every day, and has already gained government action on fixing longstanding maintenance problems at the Waterloo public housing towers," Richard Weeks, spokesperson for the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG), told Green Left Weekly on July 20.
Public housing tenants, led by the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG) and with the support of the Redfern-Waterloo Aboriginal community, have set up a tent embassy at Waterloo Green to resist the destruction of their homes and their community. The Embassy is supported by Aboriginal elder Jenny Munro who led the successful embassy at the Block in Redfern.