Author Archive | Kelli Haynes

St Brigids sign

They promise the moon and don’t deliver

  Another in our series on the reality of being ‘relocated’.  St Brigid’s church in Millers Point was a focal point for ‘Mercy’ and her family who had schooled and attended there for many years. After feeling much stress and pressure, ‘Mercy’ moved away from where she lived just up the road and from the community […]

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Forced out…the reality of coerced relocation

  What it’s really like  Amidst Housing NSW’s glossy brochures and promises of better opportunities in a new home, Millers Point residents have heard many stories that tell a different tale about what being relocated is really like. Some were initially positive about moving and for others the idea was palatable as they were hoping […]

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Dr Michael Kendrick in front of the large 'No Surrender' artwork by Margaret and John, original by Reg Mombassa

Dr Michael Kendrick joins Jack Mundey as patron

  Jack Mundey and Reg Mombassa have been joined as patrons for Friends of Millers Point by Dr Michael Kendrick PhD, an international consultant in human services and community work, and currently a consultant to the NSW government. Readers can show their support for these patrons and the people of Millers Point by signing the petition […]

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Petition to let our elderly neighbour stay

Our beautiful neighbour Mrs Mary Vo, is being evicted from her home because the NSW State Government has decided to sell it and all other public housing in Millers Point. Not only is this decision by the government hard-hearted, it also runs against the best financial and urban planning advice and the government’s own policy […]

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Open letter to the Premier and Minister Upton

Hon. Mike Baird and Hon. Gabrielle Upton 8 December 2014 Dear Premier and Minister Upton, Friends of Millers Point request an urgent meeting with you in regard to the State Government’s forced relocation and inhumane treatment of public housing tenants and elderly residents in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Despite compelling economic, social and […]

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