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We will know Gladys Berejiklian by her first budget

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, we will get to find out whether new NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian does things a little different from Mike Baird. That’s when her treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, will deliver the state government’s 2017-18 budget. From where we are in the south west corner of Western Sydney, weRead more »

A bag containing leftover fast food from a well known chain dropped into the middle of Peter Meadows Road, Kentlyn today.

Let’s do right thing and forget the dropkicks

The picture of who we are is one of stark contrasts. Extraordinary good deeds by many of us, while a very small percentage of dropkicks – let’s call a spade a spade – treat our beautiful place like their own personal garbage can. It’s like looking at a mirror brokenRead more »

we are getting a raw deal on the Cumberland line.

Why is State government silent on trains raw deal

The numbers don’t lie when it comes to how many non-airconditioned services are forced on to local commuters. A Freedom of Information request by Campbelltown MP Greg Warren unearthed figures which made for very interesting reading. Out of 14,441 timetabled services on the T5 Cumberland line in the 2016 calendarRead more »

Rising Wests Tigers centre Moses Suli has been selected to make his international debut for Tonga.

Pacific Test recognition of our first class footy stadium

Make no mistake about it, the Pacific Test is a big deal. Campbelltown, Macarthur and the south west region will benefit greatly from having not one, not two but three international clashes at Campbelltown Sports Stadium this Saturday. These will not be second rate, “pretend’’ rugby league internationals. They willRead more »

The Hume Highway between the Cross Roads and Campbelltown

Looking back without rose coloured glasses

Nothing concentrates the mind like being asked to give a speech about your memories of 20, 30 and 40 years ago. On May 4 I will be speaking about the local media and politics as part of Heritage Week in Liverpool. I started my newspaper career in Liverpool, and asRead more »

 To immunise or not to immunise

Most parents are sensible and immunise their children

Not too many parents ask the question: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. Most parents are sensible and when the time comes get their children immunised against measles and other preventable diseases. And that’s been the case for decades – and we’ve been better and healthier for it. But thereRead more »

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