Media Release 14 August 2015

Pemulwuy Project update – Supreme Court reserves decision
14 August 2015

The NSW Supreme Court today heard the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC)’s application for summary judgment regarding the trespass on its land in Redfern by the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE). His Honour Justice RS Hulme today reserved his judgment until next week.

AHC Chairperson Alisi Tutuila said “trespassers had prevented work starting on the Pemulwuy Project, that will significantly benefit both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Redfern and the broader community.

It’s important that we don’t overlook that the planned development of the site includes 62 affordable housing units for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as businesses and community facilities that will benefit the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.”

In February 2015 the AHC issued a trespass notice to members of RATE, led by Ms Jenny Munro, who are trespassing on the Block. In June this year the AHC appeared in the Supreme Court seeking directions for the filing of a defence by the defendant, Ms Munro.

On behalf of the Aboriginal Housing Company.

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