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National Palliative Care Week

How PEACH makes quality palliative care possible

The award winning PEACH palliative care program enables people with a life limiting illness to live well right to the end and has gained plenty of positive attention for South Western Sydney Local Health District. SWSLHD palliative care manager Janeane Harlum said the highly tailored program supports this year’s theme for National Palliative Care Week by enabling more people to fulfil their wish of dying at home with access to patient centred care. “The PEACH Program includes personal care during the day, a visit from an evening registered nurse and video support with a night nurse as they reach the… Read more »

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Campbelltown arts centre to host another ground breaking exhibition

The next major exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre puts up a giant mirror that offers a reflection of what this neck of the woods is all about. Coming hot on the heels of the ground breaking Another Day in Paradise by executed Bali Nine leader Myuran Sukumaran, the new exhibition confirms  that the  Campbelltown Arts Centre is rapidly becoming a pioneer in arts innovation. The latest exhibition, looking at me through you, which will be launched this Friday, May 26, is a forensic examination of the things that matter in Campbelltown. But because the issues explored by the 12 Australian… Read more »

trouble finding a space to park his car in the morning.

Commuter car parks bursting at the seams: Labor says it’s a crisis

The “car park’’ at Edmondson Park railway station starts just metres into Soldiers Parade, which is a left turn off Campbelltown Road. A full line of cars are parked on both sides of the road and only stop at the No Parking sign 50 metres across from the entrance to the station. The car parks either side of the station are full to overflowing, with cars parked on the kerb. Regular commuters will know the above scene very, very well, because it’s something they see every day between Monday and Friday. It’s no exaggeration to call it a commuter car… Read more »

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    Fewer and fewer people are supporting the major political parties.

    Will politicians in power ever learn? Only when it’s too late

    The old political parties around the world are rapidly becoming irrelevant. Some of them are trying to change to save themselves from oblivion but it’s probably too little too late. New parties and movements are springing up like mushrooms, some of them with old players at the helm, including our very own Mark Latham with his Outsiders. Who knows whereRead more »

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    Course will help young people learn how to manage money

    Setting goals, managing money and home styling on a budget will be covered in a series of interactive workshops for people aged 14-25 years at Narellan Library from this Saturday, May 27. How to Adult- Life Skills 101 will take young people through the financial challenges of being independent. “The expenses associated with the cost of living can be overwhelmingRead more »

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    Topaz and diamond pendant raffle to raise more funds for special school

    An exquisite topaz and diamond pendant valued at $3,999 will be raffled at the Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner to support the installation of a new, interactive and accessible playground at Beverley Park School for students with physical, intellectual or multiple disabilities. The community is invited to lend their support to the fundraiser by purchasing a raffle ticket for the chanceRead more »

    Hume Highway at Warwick Farm.

    Roadworks to improve safety for south west Sydney motorists

    South west Sydney region motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Sappho Road at Warwick Farm from next week for essential maintenance work to be carried out. Work will involve removing the existing traffic light and post, installing a new traffic light and extended mast arm to improve visibility for eastbound motoristsRead more »

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    SplashDance, the ABC Kids TV performers will be entertaining in Camden

    SplashDance set to headline the entertainment at Camden Play Day

    SplashDance, the ABC Kids TV performers will be entertaining in Camden this Sunday. ABC Kids TV group SplashDance will headline the activities and events at Camden Play Day this Sunday, May 21. The free family focused event hosted by Council will be held as part of National Families Week which this year is themed, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities. “Families areRead more »

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    Young residents sought to be Camden ambassadors in Kashiwa, Japan

    Young adults living in the Camden area are invited to apply to be a Youth Ambassador in Japan as part of a cultural exchange program. Usually reserved for high school students, the Camden International Friendship Association (CIFA) this year is offering the experience of visiting Kashiwa, Japan to young adults aged 18-25 years. “This is a wonderful opportunity for confident,Read more »

    Technology


    Tech Savvy Seniors program will offer sessions in Cantonese

    Program helps seniors stay connected in our digital world

    Technology skills are essential for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family and friends across the country and around the world. Covering basic computer skills, email and the internet, Campbelltown City Council’s free Tech Savvy Seniors program offers small group training at local libraries over four weeks, with friendly and easy-to-follow two-hour sessions helping seniors to embrace technologyRead more »

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    Solar power growing fast in our sun drenched continent

    We don’t need statistics or surveys to tell us that we Australians love solar power. Wherever you go in the south west Sydney region solar panels on roofs of houses seem to be multiplying like mushrooms. Especially in new housing estates, but owners of older homes are getting in on the act as well. And with power prices heading everRead more »

    Property


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    House and land packages in a new Macarthur estate

    Macarthur United Real Estate are marketing house and land packages at Pioneer Rise Estate, which is located within the newly developed suburb of Gregory Hills. The estate is well positioned with Camden Valley Way, the M5 Motorway, trains and buses close by. Narellan Town Centre, now complete with fine dining and cinema is also a short distance away by carRead more »

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    What next when your property becomes subject to compulsory acquisition

    If you own property or have an interest in property that may be affected by compulsory acquisition by the government, DAVID BAIRD* from Marsdens Law Group offers some advice: Marsdens Law Group has recently represented property owners who have received notice that their property will be acquired for the purpose of major infrastructure including the upgrade to the Northern RoadRead more »

    Motoring


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    Lexus sales growth reverses trend on new vehicles

    Lexus has posted substantial year-on-year sales growth for its luxury passenger cars, reversing the trend of Australia’s national new vehicle market. Sales for the brand’s cars surged 27.6 per cent last month compared with a year earlier, led by the premium CT 200h which produced its best April in six years. April deliveries of the hybrid model were almost doubleRead more »

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    Now in Macarthur, Lexus is breaking sales records in 2017

    Luxury carmaker Lexus has posted record sales for the fourth time in the past 12 months after experiencing unprecedented demand in March. Lexus dealers supplied 931 of the brand’s premium passenger cars and SUVs last month, obliterating a March record that had stood for 10 years. The March result represented an increase of 26.7 per cent compared with the sameRead more »

    Sport


    Warriors were also too good in the Ladies League Tag match up with Group 6.

    Razorbacks go down to Group 7 Warriors in rep clashes

    The newly formed Illawarra-South Coast Warriors hosted the South West Razorbacks as part of the annual CRL Country Championships fixtures on Saturday afternoon and Macarthur Sport Radio’s MIKE SHEAN covered the day. The Warriors squad is a combination of the Illawarra District and Group 7 Rugby League competitions, while the Razorbacks is a Group 6 squad. Venue for the dayRead more »

    South West Sydney Academy of Sport netballer Amy Sligar

    Academy’s rising stars of netball launch push for higher honours

    As the representative netball season gets under way, the rising stars of the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) are launching their own push for state and national honours. SWSAS has a long history of rep selection success in netball and it’s expected that nothing much will change in 2017. Some of the rising SWSAS netballers making waves thisRead more »

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