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1975, Canberra- Squatters take over politician’s disused investment property

Posted by on August 2, 2016

On April 3rd 1975 a dozen squatters took over an empty property in Braddon belonging to Liberal MLA Ray Saunders. As the news articles below demonstrate the politician called in police to eject them within a matter of days, but not before they’d brought the public’s attention to the growing number of evictions occuring in the city. The Low Cost Accomodation Committee followed their action up a week later by holding protests outside and inside the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Thursday April 4 1975 CT

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