Brisbane gets a tent embassy as sovereignty campaign heats up

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A new tent embassy has been established in Brisbane as indigenous activists rally around a reinvigorated campaign for recognition and sovereignty. In addition to the 40 year old aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra, campaigners say that encampments have also been created at Portland in Victoria, and at Moree in New South Wales.

In the West of the country indigenous locals continue to return to an ongoing camp at Heiresson island near Perth, despite constant pressure from police, who have made arrests and, confiscated camping equipment.Participants in the push to establish these sites of protest say that native title and the reconciliation process have so far failed to deliver for their people, and they’re returning to a more basic demand: for sovereignty.

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