Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough

Pay The Rent

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Stolen Land

We live, work and play on land that was forcibly taken from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.  On this stolen land, systems & institutions have been built which are structured to exclude and oppress.

No TREATy

 There has been no Treaty with any First Nations Groups in so-called “Australia”. There has yet to be any commitment from the government for justice or restitution or systemic change. 

No TREATy

 There has been no Treaty with any First Nations Groups in so-called “Australia”. There has yet to be any commitment from the government for justice or restitution or systemic change. 

Colonisation Continues

The effects of colonisation continue to this day. We could wait for years for the government to begin this work. But we don’t want to just sit and wait. 

Colonisation Continues

The effects of colonisation continue to this day. We could wait for years for the government to begin this work. But we don’t want to just sit and wait. 

ACT NOW

We could wait for years for the government to begin this work. But we don’t want to just sit and wait.  We want to act now in solidarity with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

two groups
Pay The Rent is made up of two groups:

Sovereign Body of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Admin Arm of Allies

Sovereign Body

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people make all the major decisions including any allocations of Rent. Ally volunteers  are fully accountable to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander group – the ‘Sovereign Body’.

Based in “Victoria”

This Pay the Rent initiative is based in and primarily focussed on “Victoria”

Administrative arm

The role of Allies involved is purely to deal with administration including liaising with rent payers & the colonial state. 

Based in “Victoria”

This Pay the Rent initiative is based in and primarily focussed on “Victoria”.

“Pay The Rent offers all Australians an opportunity to work outside of government to right the wrongs.”

Ted Wilkes

life-time fighter for Aboriginal rights & Nyungar elder of the Wilak clan

“Pay the Rent is from grassroots for grassroots. No strings attached to government agenda. It assists Sovereign grassroots fight the many campaigns and struggles we face everyday.”

Lidia Thorpe

Indigenous activist

“We all exist on lands which have never been ceded. Righting the past wrongs is a social responsibility we all share. Proud advocate of Pay The Rent.”

Hana Assafiri OAM

founder, Moroccan Soup Bar

“We need to stop paying lip service to decolonisation and start Paying The Rent to the First Nations people.”

Clementine Ford

Author & commentator

“Our children are our future. We need to look after our future. Pay the Rent Grassroots. The best group out.”

Auntie Rieo

Staunch Jinaburrah/Bundjalung elder, Senior GMAR Victoria & activist for Justice & Equity