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Why union changed rules to bestow life membership on Jim Greiss

Recently retired Campbelltown Council officer Jim Greiss ended up with 16 years of service to United Services Union, four short of the requirement for life membership honours. However Jim, who was the union delegate for Campbelltown Council and also served as president of the metropolitan salary officers branch, did receive life membership from none other than… Read more »

Mayor George Brticevic and Warren Morrison at last night's Sleeping Giant 21st birthday party.

Success comes off the back of family and good staff

For the past two decades a lot of people in Campbelltown and Macarthur have been sleeping on beds they bought from Warren and Sue Morrison’s Sleeping Giant store. In the next few years they will also be eating on tables and relaxing on lounges from this successful local business that last night celebrated its 21st… Read more »

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Decade of turbulence may be coming to an end soon

When someone says they will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on schools and hospitals instead of sporting facilities it’s a reminder that politics is the biggest game in town. Which makes it even more disappointing that so many people have disengaged from the political process in the past few years. More and more people… Read more »

Dr Mike Freelander, opposition leader Michael Daley and local MP Greg Warren in the commuter carpark at Campbelltown station earlier today.

Labor to fix south west commuter carpark deficit if it wins

Just about every railway station within the south west region is in dire need of more commuter carparking spaces – a lot more. An ongoing population boom means the carparking deficit will just get bigger and bigger to match the frustration of local commuters. With a state election less than four months away, a State… Read more »

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An art exhibition that points right back at you

If you go to an art gallery just once a year, make sure it’s to Campbelltown arts centre to check out the 2018 Fisher’s Ghost art award exhibition. Even if art leaves you cold, you should still go, because this is an exhibition like no other. Indeed it’s a lot more than an art exhibition…. Read more »

Campbelltown Council general manager Lindy Deitz took home $367,717 last financial year.

Campbelltown Council general manager took home $367,717 last financial year

The six most senior Campbelltown City Council bureaucrats took home a combined $1.68 million in the 2017-18 financial year. And our elected councillors pocketed $666,638 between them in fees and expenses. The council’s annual report, which will be tabled at tomorrow night’s meeting, reveals General Manager Lindy Deitz’s total remuneration package – which includes salary,… Read more »

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Commemoration service a day to remember for our young people

Yesterday’s commemoration services to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent in the Great War were in effect a history offering to our young people. Primary and high school students played a major role both in preparations for the services and during the services themselves. Young people’s involvement dominated the main commemoration service held… Read more »

Cr Ben Gilholme, ideas.org.au CEO Diana Palmer, Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan Wellington and Labor MP Greg Warren cut the ribbon this morning to officially open the head office of the PossAble Advocacy at 300 Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Strategic location entices another head office in Campbelltown

Another day and another new service opens its doors in Campbelltown. This one is PossABLE Advocacy, which runs under the auspices of Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS.org.au) PossABLE Advocacy’s Campbelltown staff will serve people with disabilities in a large geographic area, including South West Sydney, South East Sydney, Wollongong and the Illawarra… Read more »

artist Julie Hickson with her favourite work, Odyssey/Macadamia, during the launch of her exhibition in the Australian PlantBank at the Mt Annan Botanic Garden.

New art exhibition: it’s the life of plants on canvas

For one whole year there was a non scientist bending over a microscope or studying xrays at the Australian PlantBank. But this was no ordinary “impostor’’. Wearing this white coat was Julie Hickson, an artist with a passion for Australian native plants. As part of an artist’s residency at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan,… Read more »

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