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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

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Just don’t know anyone who would kill for veggies

Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, dill, eggplant, green beans, leeks, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini. There you go, there’s an edible plant for just about every letter of the alphabet. Not that it makes it any easier to eat some of them – OK, you’re right, any of them. Most humans seem to have an aversion… Read more »

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Environment minister meets our koalas, but will he help protect them?

With massive growth on the way, getting the balance right between development and protection of the natural bushland and the wildlife around Campbelltown looms as a massive challenge. There’s our koala colony to start with, stretching from Appin Road to Glenfield. Pristine bushland east and south of Campbelltown will also come under pressure when new… Read more »

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We’re a democracy, so let the protesters protest

Like most people I get turned off by the antics of the current crop of protesters. Their tactics of glueing themselves to the road, among other things, to disrupt traffic in the heart of cities like Brisbane, have certainly earned the ire of conservative commentators. Some of them are frothing at the mouth in their… Read more »

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Fine dining with Manu in the kitchen at Campbelltown

Celebrity chef Manu Feildel will be in the kitchen when 50 people gather for an evening of fine dining tonight. But the Frenchman won’t be cooking up a storm anywhere near where you’d normally expect to find him – somewhere in the city. This fundraising dinner event for We Are Community Inc will be taking… Read more »

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Child care fee hikes put squeeze on Macarthur families

Local families are being squeezed by ever increasing child care fees and the government should do something about it, says Dr Mike Freelander. The Federal Member for Macarthur was commenting on the government’s latest quarterly data which shows child care fees are still going up in Macarthur.     In the year to March 2019, child… Read more »

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