Sovereign Yuggera Ugarapul land defenders and their supporters have been camped out on the old Deebing Creek Mission site/surrounds for several years now. These courageous warriors are there to protect their country from being desecrated by unsustainable suburban sprawl development that will also clear important koala habitat.
Come along to this community campaign update evening to learn about the cultural and environmental significance of the site and what the government and developers have planned. Hear directly from activists and elders about the community campaign and their re-occupation of the site as well as their vision for how the site could evolve if it was returned to the rightful owners. The evening will conclude with a strategic discussion of the path to victory and practical steps people can take to support the campaign.
Please make sure you register your attendance for covid contact tracing purposes. Capacity is strictly limited.
Entry to the Parliamentary compound is via Alice St. Walk through the courtyard and go through the main entrance of the Parliamentary Annexe (not the old Parliament House building itself). Pass through security and enter the main foyer (this is level 3). You will need to register at the desk on the left and then take the elevator to level 5. The Undumbi Room is the main auditorium. Greeters should be waiting at the entrances and elevators to assist you to find your way.
Public Transport Hubs:
400m walk from QUT Gardens Point CityCat stop
900m walk from Queen St Bus Station
1.3km walk from Central Station & Roma St Train and Bus Station
1.8km walk South Bank Train and Bus Station
Closest bus stops:
Stop 114, George St near Alice St - free City Loop bus runs every 10 min until 6pm (can be caught from Central Station)
Stop 95, Alice St near George St
The venue is completely accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Toilets are on level 4 and are sex segregated. There is a PWD toilet available and this can be used as a defacto nonbinary toilet.
We’ll be organising a child-minding service for those who have young children. If you wish to make use of this service, please email [email protected] with your child(ren)’s name, age, and any important information. This service will not cater to infants but you are welcome to bring them into the event with you. This is an inclusive event and you are welcome to breastfeed wherever you feel most comfortable.
AUSLAN interpreting will be made available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least a week before the event if you require a sign language interpreter.
This event will be held on unceded Aboriginal land. Sovereignty over these territories has never been ceded.