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Cr Lound gets thumbs up after stepping up to chair council meeting

Cr Lound gets thumbs up after stepping up to chair council meeting

There were just 10 councillors at the last meeting of Campbelltown through the week. Three were in Japan visiting sister city Koshigaya, the mayor and deputy mayor, Cr George Brticevic, Cr Meg Oates and a third Labor member, Cr Margaret Chivers. Two Liberal councillors were also missing in action last Tuesday night: Cr Ralph George and Cr Ted Rowell. Cr George’s was a once off absence, whereas Cr Rowell has gone on leave for the next few weeks. Campbelltown Council has 15 councillors, so eight would be needed for a quorum to make sure meetings go ahead. It’s rare that… Read more »

Beautiful old court room brings back memories for Duffy

Beautiful old court room brings back memories for Duffy

In 1986, aspiring young lawyer Patrick Duffy saw for the first time the historic Campbelltown Court House. He was doing work experience at the time but Duffy now heads his own legal firm, Duffy Law Group. Last week, after popping in to what is now Court 1 for the first time since 1986, the legal eagle took a photograph to show the rest of us what a beautiful old court room we have in our town. Duffy says the building has been there since 1889 and there was a court operating on that site from 1827. “The fact Campbelltown had… Read more »

Why Chronicle office closure is talk of the town

Why Chronicle office closure is talk of the town

Plans to close down the local office of the Chronicle newspaper and have the reporters work from Chullora have not gone down well in Campbelltown. In fact it’s been the talk of the town since whispers started late last week that something was afoot. Federal MP Mike Freelander has started a petition on Facebook calling for the decision to be reversed and he plans to bring the matter up in parliament when politicians return to Canberra on August 7. Indeed there’s talk of a bigger campaign against the plan coming up to convince News Corp this is the wrong decision…. Read more »

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