Wendy Bacon http://www.wendybacon.com journalist and activist Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:57:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Remembering Juanita Nielsen on the evening of 2014 lecture in her memory http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/remembering-juanita-nielsen-evening-2014-lecture-memory/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/remembering-juanita-nielsen-evening-2014-lecture-memory/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:00:54 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1633 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

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Peaceful ‘Stop Lynas’ protest leads to detention of Sydney activist http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/peaceful-stop-lynas-protest-leads-detention-sydney-activist/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/peaceful-stop-lynas-protest-leads-detention-sydney-activist/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:30:11 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1609 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

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Why won’t NSW government come clean on the Talus Trust? http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/1567/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/1567/#comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:17:26 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1567 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

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Woollahra Council to deal with controversial development decision tonight http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/woollahra-council-faces-decision-paddington-land-deal-site-tonight/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/woollahra-council-faces-decision-paddington-land-deal-site-tonight/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 06:34:22 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1514 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

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What did Sinodinos, Packer and O’Farrell chat about at Rockpools? Greens’ Kaye hits a nerve http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/what-did-sinodinos-packer-and-ofarrell-chat-about-at-rockpools/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/what-did-sinodinos-packer-and-ofarrell-chat-about-at-rockpools/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:33:00 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1258 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

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Top bureaucrat to review Crown land decision – and some very surprising answers http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/top-bureaucrat-to-review-crown-land-decision/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/top-bureaucrat-to-review-crown-land-decision/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:46:14 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1403 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

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How did valuable public land end up in developer’s hands? Minister Stoner reviews the deal http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/how-did-public-land-end-up-in-hands-of-developer-minister-stoner-reviews-deal/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/how-did-public-land-end-up-in-hands-of-developer-minister-stoner-reviews-deal/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:34:21 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1121 This is Part three in my series about the Paddington Bowling Club. Part one provided an overview of the story about how a valuable publicly owned club site ended up in the hands of Christian Sanchez’s CSKS Holdings. Part two focused on an … Continue reading

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Packer and Sinodinos – an intriguing Rockpool lunch http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/packer-and-sinodinos-an-intriguing-rockpool-lunch/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/packer-and-sinodinos-an-intriguing-rockpool-lunch/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:22:19 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1207 There’s a small issue that has been niggling at me all week. It’s about Sinodinos and Packer. It was December 2011 and the scene was Sydney’s high class Rockpool restaurant. Senator Arthur Sinodinos and casino tycoon James Packer were having … Continue reading

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Thousands march against Abbott government in regional centres around Australia http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/thousans-march-protests-abbott-government-regional-centres-around-australia/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/thousans-march-protests-abbott-government-regional-centres-around-australia/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:35:10 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1180 Nearly10,000 protestors gathered in regional city centres around Australia today for marches against Abbott government policies which organisers say lack ‘decency , transparency and accountability’. The largest crowd gathered in Lismore where somewhere between 5000 and 7000 people filled a … Continue reading

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Paddo Bowls Inquiry 2008 – First media report 2014 http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/padd-bowls-inquiry-first-media-report/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/padd-bowls-inquiry-first-media-report/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:36:12 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=1110 In Part One of this series, I gave readers an overview of my investigation into how the NSW government handed over Crown land to developer CSKS Holdings and updated readers on questions asked by Sydney MP Alex Greenwich and Greens … Continue reading

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