Michael Mundine

CEO Aboriginal Housing Company

Michael Mundine

Michael Mundine Snr began his long involvement in the struggle for the betterment of Aboriginal people in Sydney’s Redfern community on the Block in 1975. He has worked for the Aboriginal Housing Company for 38 years and is currently the CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Company, a position he has held for over 30 years. Mick’s life ambition is to continue to provide affordable and safe sustainable housing to his people on the Block.

Michael has also been a director of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service and the Aboriginal Children’s Service. In 1990, he helped establish the Redfern Community Development Employment Program (CDEP), of which he is one of its founding directors. In 1994, he also helped resurrect the new Redfern Aboriginal Legal Service as its chairperson.

Michael is also actively involved in many non-Indigenous groups in Redfern. Community Safety Taskforce; and the Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. He was also a Member of the Australasian Housing Institute 2009.


See below for a preview of Michael’s interview.

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"The Block…it’s more like a modern sacred site."

- Michael Mundine

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"A lot of our people are caught in that vicious cycle of drug, crime and alcohol."

- Michael Mundine

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"When we get this resentment or hate because of the colour of people’s skin, I think it’s time we started looking at one another as human beings."

- Michael Mundine