This was the third hearing against defendant elder Jenny Munro, representing the RATE, who was served with an eviction notice in February.
Judge Hulmes said he would deliver a final judgement next week on whether the eviction would go ahead, Munro say's she's exhausted by the process, "I’m just tired, very tired, still we’ve got a week and we’ll see what the judge says next week when we come back, it is a very long process."
The acrimonious dispute started lasted year when protesters, lead by Munro, moved into The Block and set up tents. They are refusing to move until they have a guarantee from the AHC that affordable housing for Aboriginal people will be built first under the Pemulwuy Project, before any commercial or private developments took place.
The AHC have said they do not have the funds to build affordable housing first and need money from private enterprises willing to build there, this would generate the money to build the houses.
Minister Scullion said outside the court that Federal Government money would only be available if there was a guarantee that affordable Aboriginal houses were built first, "My funds are only on the table if they (housing and private business) are to be built simultaneously."