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Local students have their photo taken in the NSW Legislative Assembly - also known as the bear pit,

Leaders of tomorrow visit the ‘bear pit’

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren hosted high school student leaders from Campbelltown during a tour of NSW Parliament last week. The annual tour provided these school captains and vice captains – though there were some prefects as well – with an insight into how NSW Parliament works. There were 24 students taking part his year, representing… Read more »

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost open award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands).

Fisher’s open prize goes to ‘ghost’ artist

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands) features a “blank sheet’’ upon which the body becomes a text. This has been a recurring motif across his varying practices, transforming in different contexts from emails, to paper, Word.Doc, google.doc, to film, to a white bed sheet for the Sydney artist’s… Read more »

The local STEM champions in 2016.

Victor Chang science awards: our students excel in STEM

Australia’s international ranking in school science continues to decline, but some Campbelltown students are bucking the trend. Eleven Year 11 students from the Campbelltown region will tomorrow night be presented with Victor Chang School Science Awards. Named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of modern heart transplantation, Dr Victor Chang, these awards were established… Read more »

funding applications for Round 4 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) program are now open

Funding available for ways to save lives on our roads

Funding applications for Round 4 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) program are now open giving the green light to submissions on projects which will save lives and reduce road trauma. The HVSI program is supported by the federal government working with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to deliver pragmatic results. The announcement… Read more »

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It’s the season of giving, so dig deep everyone

You can’t have too many Christmas gift drives in a growing region like Macarthur. Three such drives have been launched over the past week and there are a few more to come. Wests Group Macarthur started the ball rolling when it announced it had joined forces with Big Yellow Umbrella this year to collect and… Read more »

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When cricket and history collide it’s about respect and tradition

At 11am yesterday batsmen put down their bats and bowlers handed the cricket ball to the umpire as play was momentarily halted in the match between the Camden District under 15 Weblin Shield and Canterbury West DCA at Raby Sports Complex. Sunday, November 11, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of Armistice which… Read more »

Tanveer Sangha in action for Australia against Pakistan last summer.

Youth and experience a winning blend for Ghosts

A blend of youthful talent and solid first grade experience was the perfect mixture as the Ghosts defeated Blacktown in round five of NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday, reports JASON ELLSMORE. The Ghosts bowlers toiled well in restricting Blacktown to 8/231 in the first innings having sent the Warriors into bat for the morning session…. Read more »

Oran Park library.

Oran Park library for the 21st century wins major award

The new 21st century library and community resource centre at Oran Park Town has taken out the prestigious Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue award for Outstanding Community Project of 2018. The award was presented to project partners Landcom, Greenfields Development Company and Camden Council last night (Thursday, 8 November) at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Greater Western… Read more »

MP Greg Warren is upset Campbelltown commuters won't be getting a new carpark from the state government after all.

Commuter carpark plan in tatters

A “bitterly disappointed’’ Campbelltown MP Greg Warren says it looks like long suffering Campbelltown commuters won’t be getting a new 450 space carpark after all. He says he recently obtained a letter that confirmed NSW transport minister Andrew Constance had officially scrapped the project on August 31 following failed negotiations with Campbelltown Council. The state… Read more »

Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Koff receives her award.

Innovation makes life easier for patients

A local health district program that makes life less stressful for patients with tricky veins has been so effective hospitals in the US, UK and Canada have adopted it. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the extended dwell peripheral catheter program was a great example of staff responding to… Read more »

new memorial honouring the Armistice Centenary and the sacrifices made by Australian servicemen and women will be unveiled tomorrow in Mawson Park, Campbelltown as part of a Remembrance Day commemoration.

Remembrance Day: unveiling of Armistice Centenary memorial at Mawson Park

A memorial honouring the Armistice Centenary and the sacrifices made by Australian servicemen and women has been built in Campbelltown’s Mawson Park to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I. The Armistice Centenary Memorial will be unveiled tomorrow (Friday, November 9) during a Remembrance Day Commemorative Service for Schools called A Day… Read more »

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Speeding Spring Farm P-plater loses licence on the spot

A Spring Farm P-plate driver had his licence confiscated and suspended on the spot for six months after he was detected travelling at more than 45km/h over the speed limit in Catherine Field last night. Police said he was also watching YouTube on his mobile phone. About 10.40pm, Highway Patrol officers detected a Mitsubishi Lancer… Read more »

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