Sandon Point tent embassy here to stay after shock council vote

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated February 19 2018 - 10:31am, first published 9:30am
Remaining in place: Most Sandon Point tent embassy structures will be allowed to stay - for now - after councillors voted to only remove those built after 2016. Any other removal will be done in consultation with Aboriginal leaders.

Wollongong councillors stopped short of voting to tear down all structures at the Sandon Point tent embassy after vehement protest from members of the Aboriginal community.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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