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Liverpool deputy mayor revolving door?

Naturally the man himself was as happy as a sand boy when he was elected deputy mayor of Liverpool last week. Indeed Councillor Gus Balloot sent an SMS to his friends and associates soon after his elevation, which read: Dear friends: I am very excited and pleased to share some newsRead more »


Proof pollies can be nice to each other

Election campaign time can be an awful time, with candidates slinging mud at each other. It’s just something pollies do, and must seem the most natural thing in the world to attack your opponent. But there are exceptions to the rule that warm the heart and reminds you that deepRead more »


Anonymous push for Kentlyn subdivision

Do you want subdivision in Kentlyn? That was the header in a leaflet dropped in letterboxes of Kentlyn residents last weekend, including mine. The anonymous leaflet went on to say: Now is your time to speak out to the Councillors of Campbelltown to get your voice heard! The Councillors ofRead more »

new train service

New rail stations in the dark

There’s hardly a critic of the recently opened South West Rail Link, which runs train services from an upgraded Glenfield station to the new stations of Edmondson Park and Leppington. But a young female commuter was shocked to find the Leppington station shrouded in complete darkness when she arrived thereRead more »

Italians in Liverpool

Italians in Liverpool are cream of the crop

Except for the council, the most important movers and shakers of Liverpool are Italian-Australians, and thank God for that. The Greek-Australians of Liverpool think they run the town, but they don’t, they just own a lot of the commercial buildings in the bustling central business district. My old mate HarryRead more »

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