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Tent Embassy will be removed: Tuckey

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 18 March 2003


The Territories Minister, Wilson Tuckey, says time is running out for residents living at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

Mr Tuckey says he expects to receive details shortly of a new permanent education centre and memorial.

Minister Tuckey says mainstream Aboriginal groups no longer believe the embassy in its current form is representative.

He says the people camping at the site will strongly resist their eviction but they will be removed.

"That's all they've got in life, you know, if they don't wave burning branches or something at you nobody takes any notice of them except that they're running a junk heap," he said.

"Now that's got to stop, but I've made an early commitment that we would shift those funny old buildings or anything until we've come to an agreement.

"I don't expect that's to be forever, but when that's fixed they've got to go."


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