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24 Feb 2010 Forum Unions report-back from building Ampilatwatja 'protest-house'

STICS Forum: Unions report-back from building

Ampilatwatja 'protest-house

at the MUA Office, Level 2, 365 Sussex St, Sydney,

Wednesday 24 February 2010

From 1st-14th February unionists from the CFMEU, MUA, LHMU and Unions NT joined with residents from Ampilatwatja - an Aboriginal community 'prescribed' under the NT Intervention - and built a house to allow the community to sustain their walk-off in protest to the Intervention.

Come and see photos and footage of this historic project undertaken between unions and Aboriginal communities, and hear first-hand what conditions are like after 2-years of Intervention.

Speakers include:
Paul McAleer - MUA
Rebel Hanlon - CFMEU
Liz Barrett - LHMU

MC: Emma Murphy - STICS

For directions:,-95.677068&sspn=40.001301,90.351563&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=365+Sussex+St,+Sydney+New+South+Wales+2000,+Australia&ll=-33.876696,151.204244&spn=0.005131,0.011029&z=17&iwloc=A

Feel free to call for more info: Jean 0449 646 593

link to pics only of the building of the house:

walk-off website:

good article in crikey: