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Today is the day we recognise our quiet achievers

Campbelltown Australia Day citizen of the year Lesley Robson. Some of the quiet achievers and local heroes of Macarthur were acknowledged this morning at Australia Day celebrations across the region. In Camden and Campbelltown the winners of the 2022 Australia Day awards were made online by the mayors, while Wollondilly held a safe outdoor ceremony… Read more »


Dharawal Cup #1 done and dusted and everyone’s a winner

On Saturday, January 22, Ron Dine Memorial Reserve in Camden hosted a new community sporting event with a difference. Dharawal Cup Day combined football clashes between Camden Tigers sides and Indigenous invitation teams that included players from across NSW and even Queensland. And while football was the main theme, a sense of reconciliation between Aboriginal… Read more »


World boxing champ Geale to pull on football boots for Dharawal Cup

Former boxing great Daniel Geale meets Cody Simpson, one of his young fans at a special Dharawal Cup Day function in Fastlane Karting earlier today. Big local Indigenous names such as former A-League star Mark Bridge and world boxing champ Daniel “the real deal’’ Geale will be taking part in the inaugural Dharawal Cup tomorrow… Read more »


Brenden’s artwork will help Indigenous Football Academy kick goals

Brenden Broadbent has first hand experience of how Aboriginal people like himself got the cold shoulder from the football code many people know as soccer. He says things are slowly changing now, but back in his day, “in the 1980s and 90s people who identified as Aboriginal were still looked down upon’’. “Playing football when… Read more »


Council surveillance cameras to catch rubbish dumpers in the act

Rubbish dumpers could find themselves in a world of trouble if one local council goes ahead with plans to use covert surveillance cameras to catch them in the act. In a move that could set a precedent for other council areas across the South Western Sydney region, Liverpool Council is currently exploring the option of… Read more »


Mal Fruean says team effort made all the difference

Mal Fruean says an effective response to an emergency like the pandemic is only possible when everyone involved works together. The chairperson of the NSW Council for Pacific Communities, which is based in Minto, Ms Fruean says helping people in need here in Campbelltown has been a team effort these past two years. At a… Read more »

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