Wendy Bacon http://www.wendybacon.com Journalist, activist Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:42:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 We all have a public interest in the National Curriculum http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/we-all-have-a-public-interest-in-the-national-curriculum/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/we-all-have-a-public-interest-in-the-national-curriculum/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:42:48 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2605 The National Curriculum is of huge significance which is why it's of public interest that a dramatic rewrite has been recommended by a racist and sexist.

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Professor Spurr’s emails http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/professor-spurrs-emails/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/professor-spurrs-emails/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:15:05 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2578 This is a partial transcript of Barry Spurr's emails first published in New Matilda

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If lawmaking needs more time Albo, tell the public before the vote http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/if-you-need-more-time-albo-tell-us-before-not-after-the-vote/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/if-you-need-more-time-albo-tell-us-before-not-after-the-vote/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:25:36 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2513 Labor MP Albanese says first spy bill too rushed but will he act to stop unseemly haste to pass second security bill opposed by civil liberties groups

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More bible study, less dreaming stories, less enjoyment, more memorising http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/more-bible-study-less-enjoyment-more-memorising/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/more-bible-study-less-enjoyment-more-memorising/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:05:01 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2521 Professor Spurr's report on the English literature syllabus of the National Curriculum Review calls for a return to tradition including more Bible study

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How LNP, Labor and Big Media gave ASIO more power to spy on you http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/how-lnp-labor-and-big-media-gave-asio-more-power-to-spy-on-you/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/how-lnp-labor-and-big-media-gave-asio-more-power-to-spy-on-you/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:06:12 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2338 LNP government set to give ASIO more power. Greens and 3 cross benchers oppose bill. Given media freedom was at stake, why was there not more opposition?

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A figment in Miranda’s imagination http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/a-figment-in-mirandas-imagination/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/a-figment-in-mirandas-imagination/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:54:30 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2223 Journalism, education, accuracy and activism. A short response to News Corp Australia's Miranda Devine.

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Brick by brick, Blacket builds Beckett’s case but can he make a wall? http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/brick-by-brick-blacket-builds-becketts-case-but-can-he-build-a-wall/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/brick-by-brick-blacket-builds-becketts-case-but-can-he-build-a-wall/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:16:51 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2184 On day two of his opening, Paul Blacket SC explains how the Roseanne Beckett frame-up was aimed at helping her husband escape sexual assault charges.

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Thomas had pathological hatred for Roseanne, barrister tells judge. http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/thomas-had-irrational-and-pathological-hatred-for-roseanne-beckett-barrister-tells-judge/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/thomas-had-irrational-and-pathological-hatred-for-roseanne-beckett-barrister-tells-judge/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:19:10 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2090 Paul Blacket SC opens the case for the plaintiff in Becket v The State of NSW on July 28, 2014.

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NSW government considers pulling plug on Paddington development http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/nsw-government-considers-pulling-plug-on-paddington-development/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/nsw-government-considers-pulling-plug-on-paddington-development/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:20:16 +0000 http://wendybacon.com/?p=2063 The NSW government has referred a report into a Paddington crown land lease to ICAC and is considering withdrawing its development consent.

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Can Roseanne Beckett’s legal team prove malicious prosecution? http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/can-roseanne-becketts-legal-team-prove-malicious-prosecution/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/can-roseanne-becketts-legal-team-prove-malicious-prosecution/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:28:19 +0000 http://wendybacon.com/?p=1944 On July 27, Roseanne Beckett's malicious prosecution trial against the NSW government began. Wendy Bacon will blog during the proceedings.

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