North Strathfield Resident Action Group & Westfield

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The North Strathfield Resident Action Group was a front group purporting to respresent residents opposed to the establishment of a new shopping centre on the site of the old Arnott's biscuit factory site at Homebush-North Strathfield in Sydney.

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Court Documents

Kirella Pty Ltd Vs Hooper

Kirella Pty Ltd vs Westfield

Media Articles & Reports

  • Bruce Walkley, "NSW Opposition media adviser accused in court", AAP, December 15, 1998.
  • "Chikarovski adviser in mystery resident group imbroglio", Australian Financial Review, December 16, 1998, page 30.
  • Ian Verrender, "Westfield says sorry for bogus Nimbys", Sydney Morning Herald, December 18, 1999, page 1.
  • Ian Verrender, "Westfield fails to keep 'friend' out of witness box", Sydney Morning Herald, December 24, 1999, page 3.
  • David Luff, "Bogus groups exposed", Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), December 24, 1999, page 7.
  • Mathew Carr, "QIC linked to Westfield in use of lobbyist to influence town planning", Australian Financial Review, December 29, 1999, page 3.
  • Duncan Macfarlane, "Retailer's manager led war on rival", The Australian, December 30, 1999, page 3.
  • Duncan MacFarlane, "Double agent in residents group", The Australian, January 4, 2000, page 3.
  • Ian Verrender, "Lowy regrets campaigns against rivals", Sydney Morning Herald, February 4, 2000, page 3.
  • Duncan MacFarlane, "Westfield boss sorry for 'spying' on rivals", The Australian, February 4, 2000, page 5.
  • Duncan MacFarlane, "ALP donors win development green lights", The Weekend Australian, February 5, 2000, page 3.
  • "Westfield funds Hooper", The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), February 5, 2000, page 9.
  • Kathryn Bice, "Hooper gets extra week", Australian Financial Review, February 11, 2000, page 73.
  • Annabel Hepworth, "Hooper to face court", The Australian Financial Review, February 19, 2000, page 18.
  • Ross Coulthart, "Corporate hi-jinks", Sunday, February 20, 2000.
  • Ian Verrender, " Westfield chiefs named in plot against development", Sydney Morning Herald, March 18, 2000.
  • Mathew Carr, Lowy quizzed by the ASA over links with controversial lobbyist, Australian Financial Review, May 5, 2000, page 88.
  • Anne Davies, "Public relations, Private Interests", Sydney Morning Herald, December 16, 2000.
  • "WDC - Westfield says legal action resolved", RWE Company Announcements, July 9, 2004
  • Roz Alderton, Westfield agrees to pay $3.5 mln to settle developer dispute, AAP, July 10, 2004.
  • Westfield settles dispute, The Australian, July 15, 2004
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