In this week's Reporter

From the Editor...

Live entertainment makes a return and with it the launch of Camden Musical Society which although formed 18 months ago had to contend with the COVID-19 restrictions and lock down. The group of enthusiastic performers and crew are preparing for their first show (one of 12) when 'Seussical’ opens on March 5. It looks promising and worth buying  a ticket to watch. It's a few decades since a local  Camden group has focused on stage shows.

Wollondilly Council is turning up the heat on the need for  Picton Bypass and even Wollondilly Liberal MP, Nathaniel Smith is joining in, supporting an online petition to get things moving. It was more than obvious from the 2019/20 bush fires that ripped through parts of the shire that evacuations were seriously impacted because of only one road in and out of Picton. It is sheer luck that the situation didn't take a deadly course.


Is it time to rethink the dole, Newstart, JobSeeker and look at a universal basic income for the majority? Economist Ross Garnaut thinks so in his piece that appeared in The Conversation and is in this edition. 

Some normality is returning with more community events taking place, check the diary to find out what's happening.

- Lee Abrahams, Editor

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