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2019-05-01 11.17.02 HDR

Labor commits $10 million to establish children’s ICU at Campbelltown

Dr Mike Freelander says doctors across western and south western Sydney believe there is a real need to upgrade paediatric services in outer metropolitan areas. The Member for Macarthur was speaking at the announcement of a $10 million commitment from Labor’s shadow treasurer Chris Bowen towards the establishment of a children’s intensive care unit (ICU)… Read more »


What gets your goat when you go shopping

Ordinarily, going shopping can be a pleasant experience. If you regularly go to the same local shopping centre, as I do, you get to know some of the staff, who greet you with a friendly smile when you arrive. Then there’s the mingling in close proximity and interaction with your fellow residents in whatever suburb… Read more »

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Have Libs flown white flag in Werriwa and Macarthur?

Now that the ballot draw has been completed for the May 18 federal election, it would be fair to ask if the Liberal Party has flown the white flag in two South West Sydney seats, Werriwa and Macarthur. Their young warrior Riley Munro, fresh from a heavy defeat at the March 23 state election, is… Read more »

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Tribute to the Anzac tradition of service and sacrifice

Lest We Forget: Rod O’Donnell, right, a former defence force member and now with NSW health, hospital GM Alison Derrett and Major David Czerkies after today’s Anzac Day service in Campbelltown Hospitals for staff and patients. Not many people would know it, but Campbelltown Hospital has a strong link to the Australian Army. Major David… Read more »


Camden set to elect third mayor in seven months

Tomorrow night Camden Council is set to elect its third mayor in seven months. Current mayor Peter Sidgreaves, who was elected to state parliament on March 23 as the member for Camden, has resigned his post. Cr Sidgreaves was elected mayor after long serving mayor Lara Symkowiak stepped down last September. Ms Symkowiak had been… Read more »


Tenacious Wests Tigers set for Eels test

Their new found resilience will be under scrutiny once again when the Wests Tigers run out to Bankwest Stadium to take on Parramatta in round six on Easter Monday. Head coach Michael Maguire has just named the same 17 players who featured in last Thursday’s heart stopping win over the Broncos in Brisbane. The 22-16… Read more »

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