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Doctors in the House unite to back Covidsafe app

Dr Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur, has joined forces with four other MPs who are also medical practitioners to support the use of the Covidsafe app.  Dr Katie Allen, Dr Richard Di Natale, Dr David Gillespie and Dr Andrew Laming and Dr Freelander have put aside their political differences to come together and… Read more »

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Academy zooms in on innovative ways to serve athletes

When social restrictions meant no more face to face coaching for athletes and footballers, sport organisations turned to the internet for help. Online team meetings or one on one with coaches became the norm since late March as clubs and codes stepped up to the challenges of the pandemic. The South West Sydney Academy of… Read more »

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Housing stimulus needed to save tradies, small business

A national housing stimulus could save the jobs of tradies and small family businesses across the South West Sydney region, says Werriwa MP Anne Stanley. She has backed a Labor Party plan which also includes the construction of social and affordable housing for some of the Covid-19 frontline workers. “The pipeline of work in the… Read more »

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Fifty cars destroyed in Smeaton Grange wrecking yard blaze

When the Narellan fire and rescue crew arrived at a car wrecking yard in Smeaton Grange at midnight last night, they were confronted by more than a huge blaze. There were also 20 cars alight while gas cylinders and magnesium explosions were rapidly escalating the situation. The nearest water supply was more than 200 metres… Read more »

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Wests funding drive gives local farmers a boost

Before clubs were forced to close by Covid-19, the Wests Group Macarthur Parma for a Farmer campaign was in full swing and ended up raising $15,152. The campaign ran from January to March and saw $1 from every chicken schnitzel and parmigiana meal sold across Wests venues donated in support of the local farming community…. Read more »

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Petition ramps up campaign for school in Edmondson Park

The State Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has launched a petition calling on the Liberal Government to fast-track the delivery of a school in Edmondson Park and include funding for construction in the upcoming Budget.  It has been more than a year since the Liberal Government put the planning process for a new school… Read more »

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Amazing nobody was hurt in this high speed highway duel

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Strike Force Puma have released dash cam footage of a dangerous driving incident and are appealing for public assistance as their investigation continues. The incident occurred southbound on the Hume Highway at Menangle, near the Partridge VC rest area about 6.45am on Saturday. The vision – which was… Read more »

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Local MP launches petition for school in Edmondson Park

The State Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has launched a petition calling on the Liberal Government to fast-track the delivery of a school in Edmondson Park and include funding for construction in the upcoming Budget.  It has been more than a year since the Liberal Government put the planning process for a new school… Read more »

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Chairman says Macarthur football season may kick off on July 3

Macarthur Football Association (MFA) says its preliminary planning has the season starting on the weekend of July 3-5. In a note to clubs last week, the MFA chairman Darcy Lound said they were working with the three Macarthur region councils “to ensure we can deliver as many matches as we possibly can under the circumstances’’…. Read more »

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From fashion stakes to accounting, thanks to TAFE

A former Louis Vuitton employee has traded luxury handbags for a calculator to pursue an accounting career. TAFE NSW provided the bridge to help him cross from one career to another. Campbelltown resident Kridsana Chuaybamrung had an award winning career working for various high end retail brands, but always had a passion for numbers.  He won the 2015 and 2016 Chanel national award for service excellence and an… Read more »

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Foster carer charged with sexual assault of girls aged 11 and 13

A foster carer in Wollondilly Shire has been charged with indecent and sexual assault of two young girls in his care. The 50-year-old man was arrested at home on Saturday and taken to Penrith Police Station to be charged. Police will allege in court that the man indecently and sexually assaulted the girls – then… Read more »

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Car driver charged after Edmondson Park fatal crash

Police investigators have charged a man following a fatal two vehicle crash in Edmondson Park on Saturday. Emergency services were called to Soldiers Parade, outside Edmondson Park Railway Station around noon, following a crash between a motorcycle and a Toyota Camry. Despite attempts to revive him, the motorcycle rider, a 24-year-old man, died at the… Read more »

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