Sunday, August 06, 2006

Redfern again

Oh dear. More on Redfern, this time it's politics. The SMH has this story on Anthony Mundine the politician.

FORMER world boxing champion Anthony Mundine is set to run for Parliament as an independent at the state election in March.

"The Man" will contest the inner-city seat of Marrickville, which is held by Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt, rated the most popular minister in the Iemma Government.

Mundine's move from the boxing ring to the political stage has been motivated by fury within Redfern's Aboriginal community over the establishment of a cultural and training centre in memory of Pemulwuy, the legendary Aboriginal warrior of the early 19th century.


Mundine is expected to announce his protest candidacy at a public meeting on Thursday night. The Bishop of Gippsland, John McIntyre, who served as Redfern's priest for years before moving to Victoria, will be there to support him.

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