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Dear Santa: we’d like an A-League licence for Christmas

Dear Santa: Time flies and here we are again as another Christmas approaches. I hope you are well and ready for your busiest time of the year. No doubt you know you have a lot of supporters out here, collecting gifts to make your job a little easier on December 24. All up, 2018 has been another interesting year, Santa. I don’t know if you’ve heard but we’ve got another Prime Minister here in the Lucky Country. Scott Morrison is the new man at the helm and the other day he had to explain to President Trump what had happened… Read more »

Hurlstone, motor registries gone, but we will get to vote soon

Hurlstone, motor registries gone, but we will get to vote soon

Watching NSW sport minister Stuart Ayres on Wednesday in Ingleburn I just couldn’t help pondering the irony of the situation. Here was a westie – Ayres is the member for Penrith – making a big deal out of a $100,000 grant. The project, building modern facilities at Memorial Oval where cricket is played is actually worth a lot more, with Campbelltown City Council stumping up most of it at $1.1 million. Where’s the irony? Well, the $100,000 looks like peanuts when stacked against the billions the state government is spending to knock down and rebuild two good stadiums. And it… Read more »

Macarthur FC almost certain to become a reality

Yes, yes, our bid for an A-League licence is not over the line yet. But so many factors point to only one result: Macarthur and outer South West Sydney having their very own professional football team in the national soccer competition. Listening closely to the utterances of Football Federation Australia [FFA] chief executive officer David Gallop, four key prerequisites emerge: One is that the FFA’s preference is for expansion to take place in the metropolitan areas of Melbourne and Sydney. So that’s in our favour. Second is that the FFA would like expansion to go to places that currently do… Read more »

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The "Usain Bolt match'' at Campbelltown Sports Stadium last week.

Macarthur FC almost certain to become a reality

Yes, yes, our bid for an A-League licence is not over the line yet. But so many factors point to only one result: Macarthur and outer South West Sydney having their very own professional football team in the national soccer competition. Listening closely to the utterances of Football Federation AustraliaRead more »

kidsoffair2018

Spring is almost here and what joy it brings

The really good news is that winter will officially end this Friday and spring will take over a day later, on Saturday, September 1. But the really excellent news is that the change of seasons also means the arrival of a stack of indoor and outdoor events and attractions aroundRead more »

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It’s a merger at first, but the takeover is not far off

The merger of Channel Nine with Fairfax Media announced this morning has lit up Twitter and other social media sites. Mostly it’s Fairfax print journos worrying about their future, and who could blame them. It is ironic they’ve expressed their frustrations on social media platforms – one of the mainRead more »

petrolbowser

Welcome to the age of infinite irritations

Other than your winter electricity bill what else would you like to see the back off? We could probably list 50 things that give us the heebie-jeebies. Which would make us a world class whinger or simply a savvy modern consumer, depending on your point of view. The thing isRead more »

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