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?
A figment in Miranda's imagination
Journalism, education, accuracy and activism. A short response to News Corp Australia's Miranda Devine.
№ 27 in Roseanne Beckett: A Miscarriage of Justice
Brick by brick, Blacket builds Beckett’s case but can he make a wall?
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.
№ 26 in Roseanne Beckett: A Miscarriage of Justice
Thomas had pathological hatred for Roseanne, barrister tells judge.
Paul Blacket SC opens the case for the plaintiff in Becket v The State of NSW on July 28, 2014.
№ 6 in Public Land is Our Land
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.
№ 2 in Women‘s Refuges
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.
№ 1 in Women‘s Refuges
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.
№ 3 in Lynas and its missing waste plan
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.