The Sarkissian Report

The Sarkissian Report finds that a choice of housing options be developed by the AHC and a major campaign begun to clean up the area including demolition of unsafe buildings. Sarkissian claims that the federal government and other agencies appear to be intent on destroying Aboriginal Redfern. However she concludes that ‘forced removal of people would have disastrous consequences, as the tragic chronicle of forced relocation to other communities has shown.’ A new plan is drawn up which includes communal living spaces but also private backyards with less emphasis on the idea of a common yard. (Pitts p. 3/29)

  • Aboriginal Housing Company