At Redfern’s the Block, spirits lifted after Tent Embassy win
The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy is claiming victory after Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion stepped in to guarantee finance for low-income housing at the iconic landmark in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. For 15 months, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy has protested the Aboriginal Housing Company's plans for a major commercial and residential development - a scheme that provided only minimal low cost housing, amounting to a rejection of the reason former Labor Leader Gough Whitlam first gave the land back to the community back in 1972.