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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

2016-10-25-22.00.03-13

It’s time to look at councils from every angle

It has not come as a great surprise that the NSW Government is considering changes to legislation to require an independent body to set the remuneration of local council general managers. Not to readers of the South West Voice, which has been one of the few media outlets to draw attention to community concerns that… Read more »

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Eight of our fellow citizens named in Order of Australia honours

The doctor behind our amazing cancer therapy centre, a late cricket legend, a church elder who helps refugees and a rural fire volunteer are among eight people from the South Western Sydney region who have made the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List. The magnificent eight are the late Allan Connolly, Dr Stephen Della-Fiorentina, Colin Elliott,… Read more »

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There’s more to these T-shirts than meets the eye

There’s more to these 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur sponsors T-shirts than meets the eye. Sitting next to them, chairman Warren Morrison and deputy Sue McGarrity agree on one thing: that the generosity of the sponsors has been the biggest factor in the success of 24 Hour over the past 16 years. The charity… Read more »

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Latham slams ‘shameful’ decision on new airport rail link

Mark Latham has accused the State Government of making a “shameful’’ decision on the preferred rail link option to Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. The One Nation MP in the upper house of the NSW parliament told an Ingleburn business chamber luncheon yesterday that for reasons best known to themselves the Berejiklian Government chose… Read more »

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Prestige housing plan for historic Glenlee Estate

Historic Glenlee Estate, located just five kilometres from the centre of Campbelltown, was considered to be the best dairy farm in the young colony of NSW. It has been used for a lot of other things over the past 200 years, including producing olive oil more recently. The current owners, David and Maree Wilson, have… Read more »

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This election candidate has policy action on her mind

If Liverpool Council candidate Ellie Robertson is elected, those who vote for her will know exactly what they’re getting. And that is someone with an action plan to make life a little better for people with disabilities, a push for a new animal shelter and a better balance between development and the environment. Ms Robertson,… Read more »

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