Wendy Bacon http://www.wendybacon.com Journalist, activist Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:35:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 State of NSW’s 25 year battle against Roseanne Beckett http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/state-of-nsw-25-year-against-roseanne-beckett/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/state-of-nsw-25-year-against-roseanne-beckett/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:54:18 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2622 For 25 years, the State has maintained Roseanne Beckett is guilty. So, John Maconachie's opening in the malicious prosecution trial held no surprises.

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Muslim women save their refuge http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/muslim-women-save-their-refuge/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/muslim-women-save-their-refuge/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:44:38 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2693 In June, Sydney's Muslim Women's Association refuge faced closure. After a strong campaign, it won back its NSW government funding

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Judge decides Woollahra Council should wait for ICAC http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/judge-decides-woollahra-council-should-wait-for-icac/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/judge-decides-woollahra-council-should-wait-for-icac/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:22:19 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2634 NSW Land and Environment Court rules Woollahra Council was right to put CSKS Holdings DA on hold until NSW ICAC investigates land deal

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Concerns Remain For Regional Women’s Refuges After Win For City Services http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/concerns-remain-for-regional-womens-refuges-after-win-for-city-services/ http://www.wendybacon.com/2014/concerns-remain-for-regional-womens-refuges-after-win-for-city-services/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:28:01 +0000 http://www.wendybacon.com/?p=2688 As a range of inner city services are saved from the NSW Goverment’s axe, attention is turning to the fate of refuges in regional areas.

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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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