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Major Camden Council sites registered as Covid Safe

Camden Council says it has shown its commitment to the health and safety of the community and its staff by officially registering major facilities as Covid Safe. The Oran Park administration building, Camden civic centre, Oran Park, Camden (pictured) and Narellan libraries, the Alan Baker art gallery and Mount Annan leisure centre were the council… Read more »

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How hospital redevelopment is empowering Indigenous youth

Five local Indigenous high school students are taking the first steps in their future careers as part of the team building the $632 million stage two Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment. The Year 10 students from five Campbelltown high schools are receiving world class training through the Diz Footprints empowerment program, established to support the education and… Read more »

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Campaign against M5 toll wins cross party support

A notice of motion calling for relief from road tolls has won support across party lines at Liverpool Council. Labor councillor Nathan Hagarty’s motion calls on the State Government to consider a range of measures to alleviate the financial burden of the new tolls on the M8 and M5 East, including a cashback scheme, a… Read more »

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Heat is on as top four starts to take shape

A clear top four is starting to emerge in both the men’s and women’s competitions of the 2020 Ottimo House M-League. Oran Park, Gunners, Tigers and Narellan have broken away from the rest of the pack after six rounds of the men’s competition. In the women’s competition it’s a similar story, with Camden Tigers, Ingleburn,… Read more »

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State govt failing its own disability standards on public transport

If the state government observed its own policy for the provision of accessible facilities on public transport infrastructure, Macquarie Fields station would have a lift by now. The policy has a fancy name, Disability Standard for Public Transport, but it hasn’t helped Macquarie Fields make the cut so far. This policy is supposed to ensure… Read more »

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Settling in is all sewn up

A TAFE sewing course is helping Campbelltown resident Thiekra Abdullah adjust to life in Australia. The 53-year-old, who fled to Australia from Iraq, is half-way through the eight week course at Focus Connect Campbelltown.  “The sewing classes have helped so much in giving me a circle of friends in the community who are in a similar position to… Read more »

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Wests calling with a $20,000 boost for Lifeline Macarthur

During March, April and May, Lifeline Macarthur received more than 250,000 calls for help. There had already been an increase in calls this year, but the Covid-19 pandemic spiked up the number of people seeking help from Lifeline. Following the start of the pandemic, 47 percent of callers to Lifeline Macarthur’s 13 11 14 call… Read more »

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Kangaroos hopping with joy after downing Jets

Group Six rugby league finally returned to the playing fields of Macarthur and Wollondilly on the weekend. And while the absence of powerhouses Camden Rams and Picton Magpies will be missed, round one showed that there will still be plenty of highlights over the next six weeks. The Campbelltown City Kangaroos started with a bang,… Read more »

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Online marketplace to boost local economy

Local businesses can now list services and products with Camden Council for direct support during and after the current economic climate created by Covid-19.  Council has launched VendorPanel Marketplace which encourages suppliers to register their details so they can be sought for quotes on goods and services required by Camden Council.  Mayor of Camden, Cr… Read more »

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Freelander weighs in on Labor’s fossil fuel kerfuffle

Climate change is real and we need to be supporting the development of effective environmental policies, says Dr Mike Freelander. The federal member for Macarthur has weighed in on the Labor Party kerfuffle this week over energy and climate policy. “Our nation’s future depends on us getting our response to this issue right – as… Read more »

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Who is Macarthur FC’s marquee signing?

The guessing game has started about the identity of the Australian footballing legend who will be revealed as Macarthur FC’s marquee player. At 10.30am tomorrow, in what will be a historic day, the Bulls will introduce the man himself at the club’s home ground, Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic, club chairman… Read more »

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Liver transplant gives tiny Tilly second chance at life

Among the Australians who are alive today because of organ and tissue donation is Matilda, a wonderful six year old girl from Campbelltown. Tilly, as family and friends call her, received a life saving liver transplant last year. Her story is being told to promote DonateLife Week (July 26 – August 2), the annual national… Read more »

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