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Monthly Archives: April 2016

1972-1987, Sydney: A short history of the Glebe Squats

A short history of the Glebe Squats 1972 to 1987 By Bill Holliday. In 1948, associated with the County of Cumberland plan, the Department of Main Roads (DMR) drew up plans for radial city expressways two of which were the Western Expressway and the North Western Expressway. Both expressways were to leave the city at … Continue reading »

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South Vietnamese Embassy Squat, Canberra, 1984

Having been abandoned in 1975 after the South Vietnamese government lost power the regime’s former embassy in Canberra sat empty until it was squatted during a demonstration against homelessness by around 200 people in 1984.  Embarassed by the action the Federal ALP government took ownership of the buildings later in the year offering the squatters … Continue reading »

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Homeless Persons Union of Victoria, Collingwood Occupation, Melbourne, 2016

The Homeless Persons Union of Victoria and supporters have been occupying six disused properties in Bendigo Street Collingwood since March 30th 2016. The houses were originally purchased by the Victorian state government so that they could be demolished as part of the East-West Link tollway project which was scrapped following a hard fought campaign of … Continue reading »

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