Mundine yet to declare political intentions
Friday August 11, 11:12 AM
Boxer Anthony Mundine is yet to declare whether he will run for the Sydney seat of Marrickville in next year's state election.
Mundine last night attended a protest rally in Redfern where it was expected he would announce his intentions.
Hundreds of people marched to the Block last night to protest against the New South Wales Government's plans to redevelop Redfern.
The Minister for Redfern-Waterloo, Frank Sartor, wants to reduce the number of houses built there, leaving more room for businesses.
Mundine said Aboriginal people will not be moved from their homes.
"How would they like it if me and a few boys from the block went 'round to their place?" he said.
He called Mr Sartor a racist.
"If the block don't stand, then Sartor, he don't stand," he said.
The Bishop of Gippsland and a former Anglican Minister in Redfern, John McIntyre, agreed with Mundine.
"He is saying that by definition, if you get a group of Aboriginal people living together in a community, by definition they must be poor, they must be disadvantaged and they must be dysfunctional. Now that is a racist comment," he said.
Mundine said nothing of his political plans, telling the ABC he is still thinking about the decision.
(ABC) Friday August 11, 11:12 AM