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Atlantic Oil: the secret to our success

“I am very happy with where we’re at – considering the troubles of the world around us I think we’re doing remarkably well.’’ Sounds like someone talking about how they’re surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, right? Wrong. It was actually said on March 3 this year when corona was a newRead more »


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 –Read more »


How Judy Hannan took on the boys club and almost won

Judy Hannan came to prominence in the lead up to the 2019 NSW election. Media reports suggested the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, wanted the long serving Wollondilly Shire mayor preselected for the Liberal Party. But the truth is Cr Hannan was never going to overcome her major handicap – being aRead more »


Cobbitty family’s harrowing journey ends in joy

Resilience is a word that’s thrown around a lot these days, but as DEBORAH O’FERRY reports, a Macarthur couple found out the hard way how important it is in life, especially right now. In August 2019, Tara and Ryan Ladd of Cobbitty, pictured above, took their three-week-old baby Ari toRead more »


Recruiting new branch members good for democracy

Recruiting new branch members is not only good for political parties but vital for a healthy democracy, says MP Anoulack Chanthivong. In the wake of the branch stacking scandal in Victoria, the state member for Macaquarie Fields has agreed to discuss how Labor Party branches operate and the challenges posedRead more »


Macarthur FC set to win on and off the field

A ball has not been kicked in anger, yet the Macarthur FC Bulls have already ticked a lot of boxes. Now they have another achievement to add to this growing list: political unity in our region. Yesterday at Macarthur Square the Bulls announced that six local politicians, three from eachRead more »


Iconic council buildings were built on hope

Hope and optimism were behind the construction, 18 years apart, of the two iconic buildings that make up the Campbelltown Council administration headquarters, writes local historian IAN WILLIS: In 1964, the Campbelltown-Ingleburn News (which local shortened to CI News) ran a banner headline on its front page, Symbol of Progress, over aRead more »


Sport centre of excellence final designs unveiled

More than five years after it was mooted, the final designs have finally been lodged for the $25.1 million Campbelltown Sport and Health Centre of Excellence. When it is completed – no schedule has been provided at this stage – it will include indoor recovery pool and sports courts, gymRead more »


Tribute to a brilliant scoutmaster and patriot

In the midst of a globe in pandemic mourning and unprecedented economic and social strife, we should take care to continue to honour our community traditions lest they be lost in all the noise, writes PATRICK DUFFY, in this personal tribute to Adrian “Eddy’’ Tesler, a brilliant local scoutmaster, whoRead more »

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