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The Scott Street house

The End of Scott Street

Afer more than three years, our free admin & meeting centre closes

We received the offer for the free house at the start of the 2004 summer.

It was sheer joy, and it opened our unexpected metropolitan presence - in beautiful Fremantle of all places

So, after a busy bee weekend, during which we received cooperation from more than 20 supporters and members, who helped with a complete re-paint of the inside of the house while they brought food and drinks, we moved in during January 2005.

Alas, all good things must come to an end. So, come January 2008, with many boxes in the hallway, we ended this era. On the way to new openings, new possibilities, and towards the turning of a new leaf in our history books...

This page brings together some photos taken at the Scott Street house, and the article from The Fremantle Herald announcing the closure of our time there.

Many, many thanks to you, Larry, and to you Liana!

Scott Street photos

Click on the thumbnails to open the large version of the images....

From the street
The office
From the street
The office
Jack at work
The office
TV room
TV room
Events posters
Meeting kitchen
Guest room
Meeting kitchen
Drinks: 2006 AGM
Kim at the PC
Drinks: 2006 AGM

Project SafeCom needs new home

The Fremantle Herald
Saturday February 2, 2008, page 10
by Jenny D'Anger

With the South Freo home up for sale [1], Project SafeCom has been put in the invidious position of fighting for refugee rights while having to look for a new home itself.

The owner of Project SafeCom's Scott Street premises is selling. So, after four years free rent, the group now needs new digs.

"A shed, a backyard studio, a room," would suffice according to frontman Jack Smit.

Project SafeCom has spotlit many issues, such as the former Howard regime's attempt to stop Norwegian ship Tampa delivering 433 stranded asylum-seekers off Christmas Island into Australia in 2001. (Incidentally, the Tampa was docked in Fremantle harbour last week.)

The group would not be going easy on the Rudd government either, Mr Smit assured. "There's a fear in Labor to undo what Howard did," he said, adding he'd hold the Feds to their pre-election promises of a more humanitarian approach to refugees.

If you have a space for Jack and his computer, give him a call on 0417 090 130.

Note 1: The Herald is actually incorrect in stating that the house is up for sale. Larry and Liana just plan to move in after a renovation.