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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Radical Liverpool plan to give CBD brothels the flick

Liverpool Council last night voted to support a radical approach to removing the brothels operating in the central business district. The council will buy or lease the buildings in which brothels operate in the CBD, When each brothel’s lease expires, council will not renew the contract with the brothel’s operators. The idea is, as Councillor… Read more »

Les Patterson

Former mayor Les Patterson brings back memories

Look who we bumped into in Queen Street? Former Campbelltown Mayor Les Patterson, looking like he hadn’t changed one bit since he hung up the mayoral robes. Les still works he told us – he’s in the import business – and doing fine. Like most councillors back in the day, Les was a tremendous character… Read more »

Top Five

Dear Santa, here’s what I’d like for Christmas

OK, kiddies, I hope you have your ipads and laptops out, you have opened a new Word document and titled it, Dear Santa Claus, here is my list of Top Five things I would like to receive this Christmas. Good luck with your list, and here’s mine in reverse order as usual so I can… Read more »

Wrong: Councillor Anne Stanley in front of the cenotaph in the Macquarie Mall, which will be relocated under plans to open the mall to cars at night.

Moving the Mall cenotaph ‘disappointing vandalism’

Disappointing vandalism – that’s what Liverpool Labor councillor Anne Stanley calls plans for the removal of the “unique’’ war memorial in the Macquarie Mall opposite the entrance to Westfield. It is part of multi-million dollar proposals to open the pedestrian mall to cars after hours, but Cr Stanley says it looks like council has not… Read more »

Blink and you will miss it: Fisher's Ghost Restaurant or Milby Cottage

Our history, our shame

Will we ever learn to value our history, especially old buildings which are the only visible link to the past? Does anyone really care beyond paying lip service to the importance of history in our place? Take a walk on the main street of Liverpool and Campbelltown and you will find the answer. In Liverpool’s… Read more »

Tabcorp Menangle on Saturday night.
Picture: Daniel Doherty

Maybe it’s time for a third opinion

If you seek a second opinion it’s because the first opinion from a doctor was about something fairly serious, generally speaking. Life and death, mostly, we submit, dear readers. But we couldn’t get this idea through to Councillor Clinton Mead after Campbelltown Council’s meeting last Tuesday, when he and Councillor George Greiss argued that asking… Read more »


Some of Gough Whitlam’s greatest hits

According to the Top Five schedule – yes, there is one – this week we were going to compile the top five things we would like to get from Santa this Christmas, but it will have to wait for a week because the great man, Gough Whitlam, passed away on Tuesday morning two years short… Read more »

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