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Selling off 'Country' and bodgie mining licence ... after being sustainably managed for 60,000+ years

The NSW Labor Government sold the iconic The Drip gorge for $2084 in a 2010 lease conversion sale that cost a Chinese coal company less than $3 a hectare. The unpublicised $2084 conversion of more than 700 hectares of Crown land to freehold title in 2010, despite the community raising strong concerns about the possibility of such a conversion at least two years earlier, has shocked and angered groups fighting to protect the area. "They sold it for the price of a clapped-out second-hand car" said Environmentalist Bev Smiles Read more about Selling off 'Country' and bodgie mining licence ... after being sustainably managed for 60,000+ years

At least four Police will stand trial over the Ballina cell block bashing of a First Nations man in custody on false charges

Corey Barker, Bashed by Ballina Police

In a situation where there is just too much raw evidence against the Police who brutally pack attacked a man in the Ballina lock-up, there has finally been some charges laid against 4 police officers, but the issue has the massive task of getting past the pro-establishment court system, that is well known for watering down abuses against our First Nations people.
All four entered not guilty pleas and waived their right to a committal hearing and two more are due to appear in the Downing Centre Local Court. Read more about At least four Police will stand trial over the Ballina cell block bashing of a First Nations man in custody on false charges

Airds Sovereign Embassy was ransacked when left unattended for one hour on Saturday

The men at the forefront of the Aboriginal tent embassy at Airds are frustrated their site was valdalised on Saturday night. Tents were torn in half and banners were burnt when the site was unattended for just one hour on Saturday when the incident occurred.

The tent embassy was established local indigenous men to highlight their concerns over the protection of land and wildlife in Airds as part of the Airds Bradbury Renewal Project. Read more about Airds Sovereign Embassy was ransacked when left unattended for one hour on Saturday

First Nations men have set up a Tent Embassy in Airds to have their voices heard

Campbelltown NSW has the start of a Tent Embassy as First Nations people gather to raise their voice over the protection of land and wildlife in Airds.

Three First Nations original men erected two tents this week to show their concerns over the Airds Bradbury Renewal Project.

“This is our own solidarity march. This is sacred land that we are on,” Gungadin, one of the men said Read more about First Nations men have set up a Tent Embassy in Airds to have their voices heard

MP Thistlethwaite responds to Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment

Matt Thistlethwaite MP responds on behalf of his local First Nations community to Tony Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment. Published on Jul 17, 2014

Matt Thistlethwaite Labor MP - 'Kingsford Smith electorate' covers the South-Eastern corner of the Sydney Inner Metropolitan area. The electorate area covers approximately 127 sq km from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. Read more about MP Thistlethwaite responds to Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment

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