Remembering Juanita Nielsen on the evening of 2014 lecture in her memory

In July 1975, Kings Cross anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen was disappeared. She was murdered as a result of her opposition to the development of Victoria Street. This post includes some shots of her newspaper and two others that were produced in protest against her disappearance. Continue reading

Peaceful ‘Stop Lynas’ protest leads to detention of Sydney activist

Sydney environmental activist Natalie Lowrey joined other protesters concerned about the health effects of Australian Lynas rare earths plant in a peaceful march in Malaysia. She was arrested and locked up in a police for six days. Continue reading

Why won’t NSW government come clean on the Talus Trust?

A Sydney lawyer has accused the NSW LNP government of misleading the NSW parliament about its knowledge of a legal opinion from a renowned trust lawyer and ex-Federal court judge which states that a private company’s use of a large public reserve is “unlawful … and should be brought to an end.”  The dispute is one of a number of recent controversial Crown Land deals challenged by NSW community groups. Continue reading

Woollahra Council to deal with controversial development decision tonight

Property developer Christian Sanchez went on the attack last Wednesday morning by barricading part of a small street in Paddington with a notice _ Keep off Private Property. It was a sign that pressure is building as Woollahra Council prepares … Continue reading

What did Sinodinos, Packer and O’Farrell chat about at Rockpools? Greens’ Kaye hits a nerve

SINCE I POSTED THIS STORY TODAY, NSW PREMIER BARRY O’FARRELL HAS RESIGNED AFTER ICAC RECEIVED A  NOTE HANDWRITTEN BY HIM THANKING NIC DI GIROLAMO FOR A $3000 BOTTLE OF WINE THAT HE DENIED RECEIVING YESTERDAY. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CASINO DEAL ARE MORE … Continue reading

Top bureaucrat to review Crown land decision – and some very surprising answers

Part 4 This is the fourth part of my Paddington Bowling Club series. Soon I’ll complete my investigation into the Club (PBC) and the controversial land deal but in the meantime, there has been some good news. As I reported … Continue reading