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
The NSW government has referred a report into a Paddington crown land lease to ICAC and is considering withdrawing its development consent.
№ 25 in Roseanne Beckett: A Miscarriage of Justice
Can Roseanne Beckett’s legal team prove malicious prosecution?
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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The Gutting And Gagging Of Feminist Women’s Refuges
More than 25 feminist women’s refuges in NSW have lost their government funding, with their buildings being handed over to religious or other charities.
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Domestic Violence Centres Under NSW Govt Assault
2014 is the 40th birthday of Elsie’s, a refuge for women escaping domestic violence. It began as a women's liberation squat in inner Sydney.
Remembering Juanita Nielsen
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.
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Malaysian Police Still Holding Sydney Rare Earth Mining Protestor
Natalie Lowrey, a Sydney-based environmental defender, remains in Malaysian police custody after a weekend anti-mining protest. Originally published at ...
Phone Hacking Trial Ends, But The Questions Remain
The 'media trial of the century' may be over in Britain, but in Australia, there's more questions than answers, writes Wendy Bacon. Originally published ...
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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.
Wran, The Balmain Boy Gone Bad
If you believe the generous tributes to Neville Wran, NSW under his government was a paradise. In reality, corruption and dirty deals were rife, writes NM ...