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Here’s why Macarthur FC will be a big hit

Once upon a time, PATRICK DUFFY kicked off the very first game of a soccer team called Macarthur. Now the principal of Duffy Law Group – and still a big fan of the round ball game – he believes the sky’s the limit for Macarthur FC when the Bulls start competing in the national competition, the A-League in a little over a year. He explains why in the piece below he wrote for the South West Voice in Macarthur: Congratulations are due to our new A League club, Macarthur FC Bulls, on a spectacular launch last week at the Cube…. Read more »

Oran Park: from roar of giant trucks racing to quiet ambience of a library

Truck racing at Oran Park was hugely popular, attracting crowds of 20,000. Photo courtesy of Camden Historical Society. It may now have a modern library on it, but once upon a time the site used to produce a huge roar from 20,000 truck racing fans. Oran Park raceway was a petrol head’s altar to motor racing for many years, hosting regular Australian touring car championship meetings and superbike races. But there was a special place for truck racing in the hearts of fans across Macarthur and indeed the South West Sydney region. But all good things come to an end… Read more »

Macarthur FC Bulls the start of something big

Ante Milicic, current coach of the Matildas, was today announced as the inaugural coach of Macarthur FC Bulls. It was obvious something big was on the cards when the seats around the main table in front of the stage were occupied by the who’s who of Australian soccer. Socceroos coach Graham Arnold, Football Federation Australia chief executive officer David Gallop, Matildas coach Ante Milicic and a few other round ball heavyweights could only mean one thing: we were here at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Campbelltown for a little more than just the big reveal of our A-League club’s colours and… Read more »

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    More election lowlights than you can poke a stick with

    It was originally going to be Top 5 highlights of the 2019 federal election campaign. But the more you think about it the more it becomes obvious there haven’t been any highlights – quite the opposite, there have been lowlights galore. And if the first casualty of war is truth the first casualties of an increasingly presidential election campaign areRead more »

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    How I got Pauline Hanson to do a 40 minute radio interview

    From 9am and until noon on Wednesdays TREVAR LANGLANDS presents the Arts and Entertainment Show on Macarthur community radio station100.3FM. The usual fare is music, book and movie reviews, poetry and interviews. Here he explains how he recently managed to get none other than Pauline Hanson as a guest on his show: I recently had the pleasure of meeting PaulineRead more »



    MP calls on minister to protect heritage value of Scenic Hills

    Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong (pictured) says the State Government has no option but to heritage list land surrounding Varroville Homestead in the Scenic Hills. An impartial report by the Independent Planning Commission has backed the Heritage Council’s recommendation to list an extension of the land surrounding Varroville Homestead on the State Heritage Register. It is now 18 monthsRead more »


    Naming rights offer: from Orana Park and Campbelltown Stadium to?

    It started out as a small playing field across from the railway line near Leumeah called Alf Duguid Oval. When big rugby league came to town with the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1987 the name for the entire site, Orana Park, took prominence. It became Campbelltown Sports Stadium when it was redeveloped twice using Campbelltown Council ratepayers’ money and someRead more »


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    Online first port of call for consumers, but store staff still play vital role

    Warren Morrison inside his Sleeping Giant-James Lane franchise store in Blaxlaland Road. As the operator of the only Sleeping Giant franchise, Warren Morrison decided to sit back and wait when the company added the lounge and dining line by James Lane to the bedding products it offered the public. Having been satisfied that it would be something Macarthur residents wouldRead more »


    Chevron Technologies product of Matthew’s passion

    Matthew Gabriel, the young man behind Chevron Technologies, was in Year 9 at John Therry Catholic High School when he thought IT would be the career for him. He remembers that learning about systems, programming and modern technology sparked a strong interest in him at the time. “I decided to pursue it passionately when leaving school, taking on a twoRead more »



    Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

    Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be headed Camden way next month. It will be the seventh year in a row the crème de la crème of the festival will be performed in Camden. The Showcase will be at Camden Civic Centre on Thursday, June 6, from 7.30pm.  Expertly curated and hilariously presented, the Showcase will feature some of theRead more »


    Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

    With each step, members of the Aboriginal Yanma Walking Group are enjoying friendship and fresh air as they explore the beautiful bushland of the Macarthur region and Southern Highlands.  About 20 members meet every Tuesday during school terms to trek scenic areas including Fitzroy Falls, Picton Botanical Gardens, Avon Dam at Bargo and Lake Alexander before preparing and enjoying lunchRead more »



    Whether it’s social media or website design know your target market

    These days social media is a very important aspect of any business and marketing plan. It can be used to bring in leads, or just improve your brand recognition. “And it’s certainly important to know your target market before engaging in paid social media or your money will just be wasted,’’ says Matthew Gabriel of Chevron Technologies, a local digitalRead more »


    Who you gonna call when digital problems pile up?

    A large business can afford to have an in house IT department to tackle any digital challenges. But when it comes to family businesses, often run by one or two people, it’s a little more complicated staying ahead of the game in the internet era. As a small local business in Macarthur, the South West Voice often crosses path withRead more »



    Tick of approval for plan to help first home buyers

    The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has welcomed the announcement of support for first home buyers through a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme by both major political parties ahead of Saturday’s federal election. REIA President, Adrian Kelly, said the scheme initially announced by the Federal Coalition Government and now supported by the Labor Opposition, will start on January 1Read more »


    Bucking the trend: big lots snapped up by homebuyers

    Master planned communities across the country are reducing land sizes, but one development right here in South West Sydney is bucking the trend to smaller and smaller lots. Dahua Group in its New Breeze community in Bardia has released new super sized land parcels ranging from 1,246 square metres to 1,962 sqm. First home buyers Hasan Xo and his wifeRead more »



    Volvo’s all electric car set to land Down Under next year

    Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric sedan could be available in Australia as early as next year. It is anticipated the price point could be around the $63,500 mark, pitching it close to the anticipated price of the cheapest examples of Tesla’s Model 3. “Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designedRead more »


    Welcome to the elevated sports sedan from Nissan

    In an era where electric cars with autonomous driving capabilities dominate global auto shows, the Nissan IMs stands out with its simple, unadorned design and advanced technology. Now Nissan IMs introduces a new segment – the elevated sports sedan. It transforms the traditional sedan into something fresh and new, with provocative proportions and a sleek new look that emphasises itsRead more »


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