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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


C’mon Gladys, give our nurses and midwives a break

Politicians would not like it one bit if they had to start paying for parking at their place of work. Each one of them, from the premier Gladys Berejiklian to the lowest backbencher, would resent it if, just like hospital staff in Campbelltown, they had to fork out for parking. What nurses and midwives are… Read more »


Hospital workers chant for Gladys: no fee, park for free

When a car drove past the protest rally against paid parking at Campbelltown Hospital and beeped its horn in support, a huge cheer went up. Earlier, scores of nurses, midwives and other health services staff chanted just as enthusiastically: No fee, park for free. There to support them were local MPs Greg Warren and Anoulack… Read more »


Macarthur Tavern to stay open until 3am six days a week

Macarthur Tavern has won its bid for extended trading hours. The owners of the Macarthur Tavern, located on the corner of Gilchrist Drive and Kellicar Road, have won a legal battle to open earlier and closer later. The original application for extended trading hours was lodged with Campbelltown Council in July 2019. Up to that… Read more »


Welcome to the city of Burragorang, ladies and gentlemen

Gold, silver, iron ore, coal, gas, opals, uranium: you name it, this country’s got it. But there’s one resource that nobody else has got that we continue to overlook: the beautiful Aboriginal language. Over the years Aboriginal names have been give to things like towns and streets. From Barangaroo to Wagga Wagga, and even the… Read more »


This Tassie adventure is for a very good cause

Right now, a small group of people are on a plane heading for Tasmania for a most unusual fundraising activity. Most of them are locals, from across the Macarthur region, but some hail other parts of Sydney as well as Newcastle and even Queensland. They are taking part in Trek for Opportunity Tasmania 2021, and… Read more »


April Fools day jokes: hey, your shoelaces are undone

First thing my wife said to me this morning when I returned from my walk was: your shoelaces are undone… Luckily I had taken off the joggers by then so I didn’t fall for the worst April Fools day joke of all time. We’ve all used it, which probably also makes it the most used… Read more »


Wests Tigers forwards show some mongrel at last

The improved performance of Wests Tigers in their 24-20 victory against Newcastle Knights came off the back of three things. Firstly, and the most important, the forward pack, led by Zane Musgrove, finally showed some menace. Alex Twal was also aggressive, as was Luke Garner and James Tamou. Coming off the bench, giant young prop… Read more »

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