A Koori reflects, Redfern community needs

A Koori resident of Redfern says ‘I would like to see the community back to the way it was – everybody sort of knew each other’s kids – and they all looked out for each other – and everybody knowing each other that lives there – moving the drugs out. Just be able to give the Aboriginal people, not an advantage, but give them a little something to help them on their way. With housing – hopefully they can get jobs from that … I’d like to see the future of Aboriginal people to be able to live not in poverty, but in a unit or a house that is normal or liveable – not worried about walking over the floorboards and falling down – or worried about rats that are as big as cats.’ (Pitts p. 4/2)