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2016, Melbourne- Squatting in Australia, Past and Present

Posted by on August 2, 2016

augustsquattingeventHot Shots Monthly Skillshare presents: SQUATTING IN AUSTRALIA – PAST AND PRESENT
An afternoon of discussions, talks and skillshares exploring squatting in Australia, its history, current campaigns, practical skills and more.

Lunch available from 12

12:30 – Squatting history
A panel will give short talks about squats and campaigns that occured nationally during the 1940s, in Sydney during the 1970s, and in Melbourne during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

1:45 – Squatting in Melbourne today:
Those involved in squats and related campaigns, groups, radio shows, etc. will discuss what is currently happening in Melbourne and how people can get involved.

3:00-  Squatting, colonisation and gentrification:
A critical discussion about the relationship of squatting to these issues.

4:15- The practical squatter:
A skillshare session looking at the practicalities involved in finding empties, fixing them up, getting essential services connected, dealing with the law and more.

Childcare available! Please let us know if your child will be attending so we can organise childcare…

@ Hot Shots, 16-20 Buckley St, Footscray – Enter via alleyway on Nicholson St.

For more information, to request childcare or if you would like to contribute to the day please email

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