Wendy Bacon http://www.wendybacon.com Journalist, activist Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:32:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.4 On the ground in Newtown: NSW election 2015 http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/on-the-ground-in-newtown-nsw-election-2015/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/on-the-ground-in-newtown-nsw-election-2015/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:37:59 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3889 An insider's perspective on NSW state election campaign for the new electorate of Newtown in inner Sydney. Greens' Jenny Leong won the seat

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New Sydney coalition to campaign against tollway health risks http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/new-sydney-coalition-to-campaign-against-tollway-health-risks/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/new-sydney-coalition-to-campaign-against-tollway-health-risks/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:41:26 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3935 A new coalition of community groups & health professionals has formed to campaign against hidden health impacts of the Westconnex and Northconnex tollways.

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Disillusioned Mid North coast non-voter considers voting Green http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/disillusioned-mid-north-coast-non-voter-considers-voting-green/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/disillusioned-mid-north-coast-non-voter-considers-voting-green/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2015 00:23:11 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3893 A short discussion with one Mid north coast voter in the seat of Oxley. He didn't vote in the NSW Election 2015 but considered voting Green

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Greens organise crypto party in campaign against data retention http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/grees-organise-crypto-party-in-campaign-to-stop-data-retention/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/grees-organise-crypto-party-in-campaign-to-stop-data-retention/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:35:33 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3850 Greens organise crypto party in Sydney as part of campaign against data retention laws.

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The secrecy that surrounds Sydney’s $15 billion Westconnex http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/the-secrecy-that-surrounds-15-billion-westconnex/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/the-secrecy-that-surrounds-15-billion-westconnex/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:21:56 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3843 The Abbott and Baird government continue to keep our community in the dark about Westconnex.

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Call for Parliamentary Inquiry into changes at NSW women’s refuges http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/call-for-parliamentary-inquiry-into-changes-at-nsw-womens-refuges/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/call-for-parliamentary-inquiry-into-changes-at-nsw-womens-refuges/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:15:50 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3867 Problems have continued to emerge since NSW handed a number of refuges over to faith-based organisations.

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Regional women’s refuges failing vulnerable women and children http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/regional-womens-refuges-failing-vulnerable-women-and-children/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/regional-womens-refuges-failing-vulnerable-women-and-children/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:30:39 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3855 The shake-up last year of women's refuges by the NSW Government is having dire consequences for vulnerable women and children.

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Westconnex LNP, Westconnex Labor or Greens NoWestconnex? http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/westconnex-lnp-westconnex-labor-or-greens-no-westconnex/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/westconnex-lnp-westconnex-labor-or-greens-no-westconnex/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:09:57 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3817 An infographic on Westconnex policies for the NSW state election March 28, 2015

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Wrong Way, Turn Back. A speech for City of Sydney Westconnex forum http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/wrong-way-turn-back-a-speech-for-city-of-sydney-westconnex-forum/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/wrong-way-turn-back-a-speech-for-city-of-sydney-westconnex-forum/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:59:46 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3767 On March 16, City of Sydney Council organised a meeting to discuss the Westconnex. It ended with a vote to stop the project. Here's my edited speech

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No Mr Shepherd, I won’t apologise http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/no-mr-shepherd-i-wont-apologise/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2015/no-mr-shepherd-i-wont-apologise/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:18:30 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=3659 In Australia, the law of defamation erodes media freedom. Threats to sue can be unnerving, especially if you don't have easy access to legal advice.

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