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Tent embassy fires deliberately lit – coroner

By johnboy 21 July 2006 24

In 2004 there were some suspicions that the fires plaguing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy could have been the result of poor camp discipline.

The ABC now reports that Coroner Ron Cahill has decided that arson was the cause of the fires. Sadly there are no ideas about either motive or who might have done it.

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DJ 6:58 pm 25 Jul 06

As I understand it, the Police are unable to dismantle it as a result of it being under the control of the National Capital Planning Authority – I could be wrong.

I don’t support it. Those who now reside there are an irrelevant eyesore that need to be moved on. Sooner the better.

boomacat 10:32 pm 21 Jul 06

ps – the above comment should not be taken as an indication that I don’t support the existence of the tent embassy

boomacat 10:30 pm 21 Jul 06

Re squatters’ rights (‘adverse possession’)
No adverse possession in the ACT, I’m afraid (s69 Land Titles Act 1925 (ACT)).

And before anyone else gets the bright idea, I’m pretty sure Native Title would have been extinguished on the site. But anyone who knows better feel free to correct me.

Pandy 9:35 pm 21 Jul 06

Evee, join Jessica Rowe as having been boned. And now she is preggos.

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