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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Sticky situation at return and earn

Recycling levels in the South West Sydney region have soared since the introduction of “return and earn’’ a few years ago. After a slow start, these kiosk like contraptions usually located adjacent to shopping centres have multiplied like mushrooms. You turn up with your empty beer and soft drink glass and plastic bottles, and just… Read more »


Memo Gladys: Parramatta is not Western Sydney

Hardly a week goes by without an announcement that some new infrastructure project is going to Parramatta. Light rail, relocation of historic museums from the city, aquatic centres, government departments, you name it, that part of the metropolitan area has its name on it. And you know what, good luck to Parramatta. There should be… Read more »


Outrage over new bid to reduce parking at Edmondson Park

A renewed attempt to reduce car parking requirements for new dwellings at Ed.Square has been met by howls of outrage across the outer South West Sydney region. Critics have also slammed the notification process, which gives anyone who wants to objects to these plans just two weeks to make a submission. Liverpool Labor Councillor Nathan… Read more »


Covidsafe app could be the key to ending isolation

It’s true that even some intelligent people have announced to the world they will not be downloading the Covidsafe app. Well, there’s just one thing to say to them: if you’re so smart, how come now you’re in the same camp as village idiots like Barnaby Joyce and Pauline Hanson. That’s right, the lunatic fringe… Read more »


Paramedic 50th person in Liverpool to test positive to Covid-19

A NSW Ambulance paramedic based at the Liverpool Hospital superstation yesterday tested positive to Covid-19. The paramedic is being treated in hospital. The paramedic’s family and colleagues are being supported by NSW Ambulance while the source of the infection is under investigation. All close contacts of the paramedic, including health care workers and patients, are… Read more »


Ferals and narcissists of Covid-19 will linger in the memory

Remember when we got to hate 2019 so much we couldn’t wait for it to end and there’d be a collective “good riddance, you bastard’’ call across the country. First there were the water restrictions because of the drought, followed by the smoke haze that covered the metropolitan area, from Picton to Paddington, day after… Read more »

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