Month: May 2021

WORKING WHILE YOU HOLIDAY: Welcome to the new trend called SLOW TRAVEL

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE COVID-19 pandemic’s shutdown of international borders and the move to working from home will have important positive benefits for the Australian travel industry. One of the major findings of the pandemic has been the well documented ability of management and staff to work remotely, using the latest telecommunications. For example, I …

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Bankwest Stadium shows its true colours by supporting community campaigns

PARRAMATTA’S Bankwest Stadium has been a beacon of light and hope this week, glowing brightly in support of three major community awareness campaigns. With the ability to change colours at the flick of a switch, the Stadium turned Yellow to support National Road Safety Week on Sunday night, Blue and Green in support of Neurofibromatosis …

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Parramatta’s Albion Hotel will soon call for last drinks

THE Albion Hotel, once known as Annie’s (down by the Gasworks Bridge) is due to be replaced with two 51 storey, multi-story apartment buildings, with a token wine bar. This location was the heartland of the river shipping trade in the 1800s and many Inns flourished. William Sherwin (1763 – 1822) arrived on the ship …

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Councillors want community consultation before committing to an elected Lord Mayor

COUNCILLORS have put a kibosh on Parramatta having a popularly-elected lord mayor by 2024 after they voted to consult the community first. Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer failed to convince his fellow Liberals to have a referendum on the matter at the September 4 local government election at the May 10 council meeting. The main downfall …

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Mass vaccination centre opens at Sydney Olympic Park

THE mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has opened today with thousands of people booked in to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week. During its first weeks of operation, the Centre will focus on delivering Pfizer vaccinations to priority groups including healthcare workers, emergency services workers as well as quarantine and border workers and …

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Women on council? It’s just too blokey. Minister meets women candidates

A GROUP of about 10 women met with Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer and Federal Minister for Women Marise Payne to discuss running for local government at the end of April. The women are, for the most part, already involved in the community or business but are still unsure if a political life is for …

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Derby thriller at Bankwest: Wanderers keep their season alive, eye home run

THE Western Sydney Wanderers are alive and kicking in the A-League title race after stretching their unbeaten run in the Sydney Derby against cross-town rivals Sydney FC to six games at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night. This was a sporting event for the ages. A 5-goal thriller that went down to the wire in front …

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