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Electric cars would be a winner for all, says council

A 203 per cent jump in Australian electric vehicles sales for 2019 is welcome, but underscores just how transformational EVs could be with just a little more support from government, says the Electric Vehicle Council. Newly released figures show 6,718 EVs were sold in Australia last year, up from 2,216 in 2018, says the council,… Read more »


Why doctors start their careers at our innovative hospitals

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is welcoming the next generation of front-line medical staff with more than 100 interns starting their careers across its hospitals. World class training opportunities and cutting edge research and technology in Sydney’s fastest growing region have attracted medical graduates from throughout the local community and NSW. Two of… Read more »


Safety survey puts local school kids front and centre

A survey was launched today that puts the safety of local school kids front and centre. The School Safety Survey was launched at Bardia Public School by Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong and his Labor colleague, Jo Haylen, who is the opposition spokesperson on Active Transport. The survey is open to parents, carers, teachers and… Read more »


Aboriginal memorial statue in botanic garden vandalised

Police are appealing for assistance from the community after an Aboriginal memorial in the Australian Botanical Garden, Mount Annan was vandalised. Officers from Camden Police Area Command were called to botanical garden yesterday to investigate extensive damage to a sandstone statue located within the Aboriginal Stolen Generation Memorial, pictured above. Police say that initial inquiries… Read more »


Magdalene Catholic College to go full throttle for Macarthur

Five students from Magdalene Catholic College Narellan will go full throttle when they take to the race track next month for the national finals of the F1 in Schools competition. The Year 12 team, who called themselves Edge Performance, hope to lead their school – and the Macarthur region – to glory at the fast… Read more »


Benji to share Wests Tigers captaincy duties with Mbye

Wests Tigers legend Benji Marshall has been appointed club captain for this season. He will however share the captaincy duties with Moses Mbye. Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire says both players have the attributes required to lead the club on and off the field. “I’m very pleased to have Moses and Benji as captains… Read more »


Recent arrival, started a business: missing out on government support?

There is no point having government money to help people if they don’t know how to access it, says Anne Stanley. The federal member for Werriwa, who was re-elected to a second term last May, is talking to members of the local multicultural community to find out if they are aware of the support available… Read more »


This Valentine’s Day go left field and make your own bouquet

Considering we spent almost $3.2 million on flowers for Valentine’s Day last year, a TAFE NSW floristry expert is giving up his top tips to create a hand made bouquet in under 15 minutes without breaking the bank. TAFE NSW floristry head teacher David Berger has more than 35 years’ experience in the floristry industry and… Read more »


Stay safe campaign over, but its message is permanently relevant

Although their #MatesKeepItSafe campaign has wrapped up, Youth Solutions say the key message to look out for one another while drinking and socialising continues to be relevant all year round. The health promotion campaign, which was launched in early November and wrapped up last week, supported and provided resources to young people across Macarthur and… Read more »


Making the internet better place starts with kids

Next Tuesday, February 11, more than 150 countries across the world will help spread the word to mark Safer Internet Day. The day aims to raise awareness around the importance of working together to create a better internet. Here in Australia the Office of the eSafety Commissioner leads the way, encouraging parents and caregivers to… Read more »


Academy delivers more than Olympic Games heroes

The Australian Hockeyroos have earned a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games following a 2-0 series win over Russia late last year. It will be our national hockey team’s 11th consecutive Olympic Games appearance. And if former South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) athlete Emily Chalker (Smith) wins Hockeyroos selection and is on… Read more »

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