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
Journalists in bed with Exxon — it’s a marriage that needs a divorce
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Roseanne Catt ordered to pay former husband
NSW Victim Compensation Board orders Roseanne Catt to pay former husband, Barry Catt
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State cowardly to bury claim, witness says
A WITNESS has accused the NSW Attorney-General's Department and police of being "cowards" and covering up her confession.
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Police made me lie against Catt, Crown witness tells
A witness has revealed she gave false evidence under threat of being charged with a murder conspiracy. Wendy Bacon reports.
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Unfair trial should be reviewed, says Catt
ROSEANNE CATT, who was convicted of attempting to poison her husband after a trial in which Patrick Power was the prosecutor, is asking the Director of Public Prosecutions to review her case.
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Appeal win offers Catt hope of retrial
The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has upheld the appeal of Roseanne Catt against seven of her nine convictions, leaving it to the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Nick Cowdrey, to decide if she should be retried.
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Judge casts doubt on Catt's guilt
District Court judge, Tom Davidson finds evidence that Roseanne may have been falsely convicted on unreliable evidence of Peter Thomas and Barry Catt.
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Senior police told of Catt case doubts
Even before she was released from prison in 2001, senior police reviewed the case and considered that she might have been framed.