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Captain Pat is alive and well in Myanmar and his new title is Burma Pat apparently.

Captain Pat is alive and well in Burma

We are happy to bring good news regarding Pat McGeown, the former local radio personality and community worker also known by many as Captain Pat. Some of our readers have contacted us over the past few months expressing concerns after losing contact with the skipper, who packed up and left for south east Asia a… Read more »


After hours GP service has got you covered all year

If you or a family member is sick when your regular GP’s practice is closed, do you know your options? After hours medical care is available throughout South Western Sydney for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as coughs, colds and fevers, minor cuts or burns, sporting injuries, migraines, stomach bugs and various infections. The health… Read more »


Christmas cheer spreads to local hospitals

The Christmas spirit has well and truly arrived in our hospitals. It all started on Friday at Camden Hospital’s palliative care inpatient unit when Western Sydney University student volunteers performed Christmas carols for patients, their families and staff. The unit was filled with Christmas cheer thanks to the beautiful carols performance by Jodie O’Brien and… Read more »

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We want an A-League club the envy of all others

Within two hours of yesterday’s announcement that a local A-League team would play out of Campbelltown Sports Stadium two former mayors sent text messages. Former mayor 1: “The question to ask the GM/Mayor is how much is it going to cost the ratepayers to upgrade the stadium to the required standard.’’ Former mayor 2: “The… Read more »

Macarthur United, our very own team, which will be part of the A-League from the 2020-21 season.

Historic day as local bid gets nod for A-League licence

Thursday, December 13, 2018 will now be a historic day because Campbelltown finally has an elite football team to call its own. The Football Federation Australia (FFA) board has announced a few minutes ago that the bid by Macarthur United for an A-League licence was successful. It means a football team based locally and playing… Read more »

ReFrame patron Ben Quilty, Goulburn MP Pru Goward, Martin Lumetzberger, clinical program director at Community Links Wellbeing (at back), and Larry Whipper, manager of Youth and Family and adolescent support worker at Community Links Wellbeing.

Mental health support boost for our young people

A new service for 12-to-25 year olds in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee shires is giving young people the tools they need to make important and practical decisions about their mental health. ReFrame has been commissioned by South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and is being delivered by Community Links Wellbeing. It addresses a significant service… Read more »

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Heritage, infrastructure on menu for last council meeting of year

When Campbelltown Council meets for the final time tonight, infrastructure and heritage issues will be in focus. It will be interesting to see if there is support for Councillor Ben Moroney (Greens) who will move the following detailed motion: “Council notes the Greater Macarthur 2040 interim plan for the Greater Macarthur Growth Area and the… Read more »


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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