On April 21, I published an article responding to what I see as unfair attacks on Lee Rhiannon. All politicians should be open to scrutiny but the attacks on Rhiannon ignore her record of acting in favour of transparency and public participation.
SMH take up Keep Carmel story & NSW Greens issue media release
On April 20, the Sydney Morning Herald's Alexandra Smith took up the Keep Carmel campaign twitter story .
Keep Carmel 'Broke Funding Law'
Nicole Gooch and I continue our investigation into the Keep Carmel Twitter campaign run by One Small Planet during the 2011 NSW Election. The NSW Greens announced that they have complained to the NSW Funding Authority.
Who Was Behind 'Keep Carmel ?
"Claimed" said a tweet on the ‘Keep Carmel’ Twitter feed. Carmel Tebbutt had just won the inner-Sydney seat of Marrickville by a tight 0.9 % margin.
Tharunka & Thorunka extracts
Here are some Tharunka and Thorunka Extracts
Labor's High-Rise Legacy
Article by Nicole Gooch and I about .....
Meet The Inner-City Coal Seam Gas Drillers
When I first heard that there were plans for a coal seam gas company was planning to drill a short way from where I live in Inner City Newtown, Sydney, I could barely believe it but I found out that it is deadly serious.
Newcastle Business Lobby Targets Labor MP
This NSW election New Matilda story by Nicole Gooch and I was about a Hunter Valley lobby group Newcastle Alliance which declared itself as a 'third party organisation' and ran print and radio ads urging voters not to vote Labor. The Non- Labor candidates included Mayor John Tait and Liberal Party candidate, Tim Owen, previously the deputy commander of Australian forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What Will The Libs Do About Part 3A?
In the lead-up to the NSW 2011 State election, Nicole Gooch and I published a number of stories about the notorious Part 3 A leglislation which took power of planning decisions away from Local Council and gave it the Minister for Planning and panels appointed by the Minister. After the election, the new Liberal and National Party government is repealing Part 3A but it is not yet clear what form its replacement will take.
Police brutality at Sydney rally to defend Assange and Wikileaks
How NSW Police violently confiscated Free Assange banners at a Sydney Protest