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Parramatta claimed the Johnny Mannah

Cup and confirmed their Finals credentials

with a third straight NRL win over the weekend.

The Eels beat Cronulla 28-4 at Bankwest

Stadium, continuing their winning start to

the season after victories over Brisbane and

Melbourne in the opening rounds.

The Johnny Mannah Cup is contested

annually between the Eels and Sharks, introduced

to commemorate the life of Johnny

Mannah, who passed away from Hodgkin's

Lymphoma in 2013. Mannah played for both

clubs during this career.

But along with the trophy the Eels also

secured two vital competition points, and

now share the competition lead with arch

rivals Penrith.

Parramatta find themselves in a strong

position heading into the hotly anticipated

Easter Monday clash with the Wests Tigers at

Stadium Australia.

“I liked the fact that we were patient and

didn't lose our cool,” Eels coach Brad Arthur

said of the win over an injury-ravaged


“At times last year we would panic or try to

pull the trigger on every play but I thought

we were way more professional at the end of

the game.”

Arthur said there would be no stopping his

big men offloading the ball like they did last

weekend, even if it could be considered a

risky game plan.

“I think it suits us. We like to play like that.

We have some principles around it but we

have that skillset so I need to coach to it, not

against it,” he said.

“That's a strength of ours so we need to try

to play to it.”





















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Community Events Grants now open

I am excited to announce that Council’s 2021

Community Events Grants program is now

open. Community groups and not-for-profits are

invited to apply for a share of up to $70,000 in

funding to run low-cost or free events that will

help revitalise our City and attract new visitors.

It is fantastic that we can welcome back the

diverse range of events that our great City is

renowned for, after a year of tough COVID-19

restrictions. Through this grants program, we

hope to provide residents and visitors with more

opportunities to connect.

John McClymont History Prize

Last week, I was pleased to present Prisca Lam,

graduate of Tara Anglican School for Girls,

with the annual John McClymont History Prize.

This award is presented to a student from the

Parramatta Local Government Area who has

received the highest academic achievement in

the previous year’s Higher School Certificate

Modern History course. The award is named

in honour of the late John McClymont, a

local historian and former president of the

Parramatta & District Historical Society. I passed

on my congratulations to Prisca for this fantastic

achievement, and send my best wishes to our

local 2021 HSC students.

Riverside Theatres’ School Holiday Fun

If you’re looking for fun things to do these school

holidays, make sure you head down to Riverside


Western Sydney’s premier performance space is

offering a huge range of family-friendly shows

including Peter Combe’s Greatest Hits Shows, Just

Romeo & Juliet, and Brass Monkeys. Find all the

details and book your tickets on the Riverside

Theatres website:


People also have an incredible chance to step

behind the curtain and learn all about the

magical world of Riverside Theatres with a

backstage tour. Watch how the performances

work, hang out in the Green Room, and discover

the different theatre and workshop spaces.

Book in for a tour here: riversideparramatta.

Previous events to receive funding include the

Matsuri Japanese Festival, Little India Fair,

Parramatta Pride Picnic, Fiji Day and Epping

Carols in the Park.

If you’re organising a community event in

Parramatta, I strongly encourage you to explore

this grant offering. Applications close at 5pm on

Friday 30 April.

Left to right: City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob

Dwyer, Prisca Lam, winner of the John McClymont

History Prize, and Ken Smith, Vice President of the

Parramatta & District Historical Society.

Learn more and apply here: cityofparramatta.

Apply now for Council’s Community Events Grants


Parramatta shows its resilience

This month, a number of areas in our City

were inundated with water following days of

heavy rainfall. I was deeply humbled by the

community’s resilience, as well as the dedication

of front line workers who braved harsh conditions

to keep us all safe. In particular, I would like to

thank Council staff who worked day and night

to respond to localised flooding, clean up debris

and fallen trees, fix roads and pot holes caused

by the rain, monitor dams and detention basins,

and support emergency services. Flash flooding

is not an unusual event for Parramatta and

one that Council is well-prepared for it. It’s a

timely reminder for the community to sign up to

Council’s fantastic free flood warning service,

FloodSmart, which helps you understand flood

risks in your area and keep you up-to-date with

live alerts. Learn more about the FloodSmart

program here:


Aussie legend Peter Combe’s Greatest Hits Concert

is showing at Riverside Theatres in the April school


Happy Easter

On behalf of Council, I would like to wish

everyone a very happy Easter. For many of

us, this is an important time to be close to the

people we love and reflect on the things we

are most thankful for. I hope everyone is able

to enjoy the long weekend with friends and

family, and have a well-deserved break. Please

remember to stay safe on the roads if you are

travelling. Happy Easter, Parramatta!



Please note: Since printed copies of many of our local newspapers are no longer available,

all Development Applications (DAs), items on exhibition, and public notices will now be

available via Council’s website:

Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6.30pm. In

line with NSW Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the public can now attend in

person. To view the live stream visit

You can also find my Lord Mayor’s Message

online on the City of Parramatta website:

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Split on campaign push

No go for anti-racism campaign with Mayor forced to break deadlock



notice of motion for an initiative,

aimed at reducing racism in the

Cumberland region, was voted

down at a recent Council meeting.

Cumberland City Councillors Kun

Huang and Suman Saha were seeking the

endorsement of a ‘Racism Not Welcome’

campaign, which would see anti-racism

signage erected around the Local Government

Area, similar to that of a previous

campaign adopted by the Council for

domestic violence awareness.

The Councillors’ calls for the campaign

were provoked by recent racist hate mail

received by Cr Huang.

Cr Huang recalled the first time he experienced

racism, detailing the demeaning

language used towards him as a nineyear-old

migrant growing up in Australia.

He, like many other Asian-Australians,

has witnessed an alarming rise in racial

abuse as a result of the pandemic and says

it is the Council’s responsibility to be part

of the solution.

“As leaders of our community we need

to take action, it is not enough to be

Councillors Kun Huang and Suman Saha. Photo: Melissa Stevens.

non-racist, we need to be anti-racist and

actively fight it,” he said.

Cr Saha drew attention to the injustices

experienced by Indigenous Australians, as

well as the racism experienced by the local

Indian Community.

“Our community must always be one

where everyone can feel safe and be

assured they are treated with equal

dignity,” he said.

The ‘Racism Not Welcome’ campaign

was developed by the Inner West Multicultural

Network (IWMN) and has been

adopted by the Inner West, City of Sydney

and Waverley Councils.

A number of Australian parties have

thrown their support behind the

campaign, including One Nation.

Four local residents spoke at the meeting

as part of a public forum, calling for

support of the campaign.

However, not all Councillors were

convinced with Deputy Mayor Eddy

Sarkis suggesting the signs would have the

opposite effect, inciting further racism in

the community.

“Although I can appreciate the sentiments

and the goal that’s trying to be

achieved, I don’t agree with using those

particular words... we need more words

of togetherness than words of separation,”

he said.

Councillor Ned Attie said he believed

racism wasn’t an issue in the diverse

Cumberland community.

“The more you speak about something

that is not there, the more it will happen,”

he said.

The vote was split seven to seven and the

motion was rejected with the casting vote

of the Mayor.

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Editor’s Note

Troy Dodds


Eels, Panthers leading the way

How good is it to see western Sydney

dominating the NRL so far this year?

While nobody wins competitions in

April, the fact that Penrith and Parramatta

share the competition lead can only be

a good thing for the game, especially as it

comes out of its COVID-19 season.

Both clubs have looked strong in their

opening three matches, and it wouldn’t

surprise anyone if they ultimately met

on the first Sunday of October at Stadium


Get out and see a game this year – we’re

living in rare times where both greater

western Sydney clubs are doing well.

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We must reconnect with river



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The rains have gone and Sydney’s autumn

sunshine has returned. But as residents

in flood-ravaged regions such as

the Hawkesbury pick up the pieces, this

month’s downpour will also live on in infamy

here in Parramatta.

While we escaped the worst, few who

saw it will forget the river breaking its

banks, submerging the Charles Street

ferry wharf.

It’s a reminder that floods have always

been a part of low-lying Parramatta’s history.

Despite limited data, major floods were

recorded in the Lower Parramatta River

as early as 1889 and 1914. But our vulnerability

is also fed by dozens of tributary

creeks, each of which can flood suddenly

due to localised storms or persistent

heavy rainfall.

Chief among these is Toongabbie Creek,

which sends fresh river water flows east.

In August 1986, Toongabbie was savaged

by a two-day rainfall event which left the

area unpassable. This led to flood gates

being installed on Oakes Road at a bridge

notorious for cars getting washed away.

The original Indigenous owners had a

special relationship with the river, using

it as a place to gather, trade, share stories

and spear fish for feasts. In the local Burramattagal

language, Parramatta’s name

literally means “place of the eels”.

When the colonial settlers explored upstream

in search of more fertile terrain

than Sydney Cove, they not only found

Parramatta but established Toongabbie

(roughly translated as “place by the water”)

as a third government farm and convict

station to grow food.

Today, Parramatta must deal with the

challenges of high density development

and climate change that will make extreme

weather events more frequent. So

perhaps it’s time our relationship with

the river renewed.

A good start would be to heed the warning

from George Jeoffreys, a senior State

Emergency Service official. Two years

ago, he told the Sydney Morning Herald

that if a severe weather super cell developed

around the Parramatta CBD, buildings

could be overwhelmed by flash flood

in nine minutes. Emergency services

workers might have to evacuate people

“faced with one-to-two storeys of fastflowing


Of course, flood mitigation is not only

essential for shops and apartment towers.

It’s also become necessary to safely

build the Powerhouse Parramatta in its

present location – adding significantly to

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costs while still leaving a risk of damage

to exhibits (and damage to heritage).

A second way we could live more sensitively

and in harmony with our river is by

making it swimmable. Before areas like

Camellia and Homebush Bay became an

open drain for industry, the Parramatta

River used to be one of Sydney’s legendary

cooling off spots. For residents living

an hour away from the nearest beach, it

needs to be so again.

Much progress has been made in recent

years. Yet without further intervention,

sewerage overflows and chemical run-off

from building sites will see the river degrade.

Finally, who could disagree that Parramatta,

expanding rapidly around its

river, needs a newfound focus on water

safety targeted particularly at the

city’s migrant populations? I write this

in the wake of the heartbreaking death

of 25-year-old Ayaz Younus, a Pakistani

national, trapped in his car amidst rising


Learning to swim is a way we can all respect

our natural environment. Our rivers

can be treacherous. They take life.

For all the kids growing up today, let’s

do better to ensure our rivers sustain life



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Shot in the arm for west

Health boost: New 14-storey clinical tower opens at Westmead Hospital


Westmead Hospital’s new

14-storey clinical tower was

officially unveiled last week,

comprising more operating theatres,

patient rooms and two new Emergency


Staff and services began relocating to the

new hospital building in February, with

both the adult and children’s Emergency

Departments now open to the public.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the

Central Acute Services Building is the

centrepiece of the more than $1 billion

Westmead Health Precinct.

“This new state-of-the-art health facility

will serve western Sydney’s health needs

for generations to come, with world-class

research and education capacity embedded

on every floor,” she said.

“The Westmead Health Precinct was

fast-tracked under the NSW Government’s

COVID-19 response and will include a

range of integrated adult and children’s

health services for the first time, including

separate Emergency Departments.”

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the

Seven Hills MP Mark Taylor, Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Parramatta MP Geoff

Lee speak with staff at the new Westmead Hospital expansion.

collaboration between Westmead Hospital,

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

and the University of Sydney will mean

patients receive cutting edge treatment

and care.

“Westmead is a shining example of

how to attract leading health staff and

researchers to provide the very best

healthcare to western Sydney residents,”

he said.

Key features of the new Central Acute

Services Building includes its two new

Emergency Departments, one for adults

and the other for children, as well as

300 additional patient rooms, 25 digital

operating theatres and 1.5 floors for the

University of Sydney to further integrate

education, research and health services.

Parramatta MP Geoff Lee said the delivery

of the tower was a huge win for the


“Western Sydney is expected to have a

population of about 1.3 million people

by 2031 so this is great news for the local

community,” he said.

Further refurbishments are on track to

be completed in 2022, delivering even

more world-class healthcare facilities for

western Sydney residents.

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Council cooks up a storm

It was great to join Granville South Creative and

Performing Arts High School’s food tech class

alongside Councillor Tom Zreika this week.

In light of Ramadan approaching, we had the

chance to learn how to prepare a traditional

Lebanese Iftar (breaking of the fast) dish,

‘fatteh’. The dish consists of fried bread,

chickpeas and yoghurt.

It was quite the sweet ending with the class

serving Knafeh to conclude the visit.

Ramadan is an opportunity for families and

friends to come together and extend their

generosity. Thank you to the school and students

for welcoming us and being so hospitable.

May the holy month be a time of

contemplation and celebration.

I look forward to making some more fatteh of

my own soon.

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Mayor Steve Christou

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If you have any issues you’d like

me to help you with, please

contact me

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DAs available online

Anyone lodging a planning application

is required to upload their application

electronically through the Planning Portal

that is managed by the NSW Government.

As a result of these changes, applications

can no longer be submitted to Council

over the counter or by email.

Further information on how to lodge

applications on the portal is available on

For submissions on current

development applications visit


or visit


to check the status

of specific developments.

Granville Stadium takes shape

The Granville Stadium refurbishment is taking

shape with the concrete pour of the main

grandstand and metal roof sheets complete.

We’re just a couple of months from completing

the upgrade, with lift installation and flooring

works commencing. Lighting, fencing and an

irrigation system is also underway.

The home ground of the Western Sydney Two

Blues will be transformed into a multi-use

community sport pavilion that residents and

sporting groups can use all year round.

We’re excited to give the grounds a new lease

on life and look forward to welcoming a firstclass

sporting venue.

The stadium is expected to be complete by


Cumberland City Council

partners with Auburn SES

to provide relief

We’ve been on the front foot helping those

impacted by flooding and wet weather,

providing Auburn State Emergency Services

with more than ten tonnes of sand for

sandbags. Sandbags can be used to create

flood walls. It’s been testing times with floods

across the state during a pandemic recovery.

I applaud the State Emergency Services (SES)

for their work over the past week.



Epping: Man charged with murder

after body found in park

A man has been charged over the

alleged murder of a woman in Epping

earlier this month.

The 49-year-old woman was last seen

walking along Rawson Street, Epping,

about 1.20pm on Monday, March 8.

About 12.30am on Wednesday, March

10, officers from Ryde Police Area

Command were notified by family

members of her disappearance after she

failed to make contact.

Strike Force Cusso was subsequently

established to investigate the circumstances

surrounding the woman’s disappearance.

During inquiries, officers determined

the woman entered a vehicle in a car park

on Rawson Street, Epping, about 1.30pm

on Monday, March 8.

About 9.30am on Saturday, March 20,

a 55-year-old man attended Eastwood

Police Station, where he was arrested.

As part of ongoing inquiries, officers

attended a park at Silverwater and

located a body.

A crime scene was established at the

park, which was forensically examined.

The man was transferred to Ryde Police

Station and charged with murder.

He was refused bail and appeared at

Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday, March


Almost all remaining COVID-19

restrictions have been eased,

returning New South Wales close

to normality more than a year on from

the start of the pandemic.

As of yesterday, there are no caps on

weddings and funerals, no restrictions

on singing or dancing, no caps on visitors

in the home and 200 people will

be allowed for personal outdoor public


All venues will move to the one person

per 2sqm rule and venues will be allowed

at least 25 people before the 2sqm rule


This also includes the allowance of 100

per cent capacity for seated entertainment

venues and masks are no longer

mandatory on public transport.

It means Bankwest Stadium and the

Riverside Theatre can return to full


Businesses and other organisations

must continue to ensure they keep accurate

records of all attendances, including

through QR Codes, to enable fast contact

tracing in the event of any community


NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said

the easing of restrictions is a significant


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North Parramatta: Man left with

injuries after stabbing

A woman has been charged following

a stabbing at North Parramatta recently.

About 6.30pm on Friday, March 19,

emergency services were called to

Sutherland Road, North Parramatta,

following reports a man had been


Officers from Parramatta Police Area

Command attended and found a 19-yearold

man with stab wounds to the back.

The man was treated at the scene by

NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken

to hospital.

Police were told the man and a woman

were involved in an argument in a car

before he was stabbed.

Following inquiries, an 18-year-old

woman was arrested at Parramatta

Police Station where she was charged

with ‘wound with intent to cause grievous

bodily harm (DV)’ and ‘do act intending

to pervert the course of justice’.

She was initially refused bail and

appeared before Parramatta Local Court

on Saturday, March 20.

North Parramatta: Staff member

assaulted at bottle shop

An allegedly intoxicated man who hit a

staff member after being denied service

at a local bottle shop will face court next


About 7pm on Friday, March 19 a

66-year-old Parramatta man entered

a grocery store, located in North

Parramatta, where he attempted to

purchase a bottle of alcohol.

The staff member at the counter refused

to sell the alcohol, believing the man to

be intoxicated.

Another staff member approached and

asked to check his backpack.

The man became aggressive and hit

the staff member in the face, causing his

mouth to swell and bleed.

The man was detained by witnesses

until police arrived a short time later.

He was subsequently arrested and

charged with assault and is due to appear

before Parramatta Local Court late next


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More restrictions eased

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

step forward as the state continues its

COVID-19 recovery.

“With no community transmission and

our quarantine and frontline workers

now receiving their second vaccinations,

the timing is right to further ease restrictions

across the State,” she said.

“As we do this, it is important we don’t

let our guard down and continue to check

in at venues, keep our social distance and

get tested if we have even the mildest of


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Overhaul risks

key projects


An overhaul of the state’s infrastructure

contributions system is

on the horizon, but some City of

Parramatta Councillors and staff fear the

changes will significantly cut funding for

CBD infrastructure projects.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Rob Stokes announced this month that

the State Government had accepted

the NSW Productivity Commission’s 29

recommendations for legislative, policy

and operational reform of infrastructure


Mr Stokes said these reforms will

“simplify upfront developer charges,

deliver transparency and ensure new

communities have access to open space

and services”.

These reforms include changes to land

value sharing, previously objected by the

City of Parramatta Council.

The practice note states that planning

agreements “should not be used to capture

land value uplift resulting from rezoning

or variations to planning controls” as “such

agreements often express value capture as

a monetary contribution per square metre

of increased floor area or as a percentage

of the increased value of the land” and that

this would mean the planning agreement

would only commence as a result of the

rezoning proposal or increased development

potential being applied.

But the City of Parramatta Council

considers this practice as “appropriate,

when founded on an equitable, transparent

and evidence-based policy approach”.

“The position on value sharing threatens

to undermine Council’s current policy

framework for planning agreements,

which applies value sharing based on a

percentage of a predetermined rate of

value uplift per square metre in the CBD,

or on 50 per cent of value uplift on a sitespecific

basis outside the CBD,” Council’s

submission against the changes stated.

“With the loss of its value sharing policy

as a basis for voluntary planning agreements

(VPA), Council would be at a severe

disadvantage in current and immediate

future VPA negotiations.”

Council staff estimated that the

proposed draft Community Infrastructure

provisions in the Parramatta CBD

Planning Proposal could potentially

facilitate approximately $300 million


Parramatta Ward Councillor, Phil Bradley.

worth of community infrastructure in the

CBD, but that all of this would be at risk if

the new system came into effect.

Parramatta Ward Councillor, Phil Bradley

put forward a notice of motion, which

was carried, at last Monday night’s meeting,

seeking that Council contact the local

MP and Minister for Planning to find a

mechanism to address the potential $300

million cut.

The State Government also agreed to a

recommendation that payment of contributions

are deferred until a building is

ready for occupation.

Local Government NSW President,

Linda Scott has publicly stated she

opposes this and believes councils will be

unable to recoup the costs of improving

infrastructure until it is too late.

However, Urban Taskforce welcomes the

changes and says it will keep Council’s

accountable and the Commission’s priorities

overall will promote a more streamlined,

efficient process.



















Parramatta goes over

the JobKeeper cliff

Last week there were 10,000 workers and almost

3,500 businesses in Parramatta relying on JobKeeper.

On Sunday, they all went over the ‘JobKeeper cliff ’ when the

Morrison Government ended the scheme .

I fear this means that many workers will lose their jobs, and

many local businesses will close.

Tomorrow our community faces another cliff, when the

Morrison Government cuts the coronavirus supplement

‘top-up’ to unemployment payments like JobSeeeker.

While the Government has, under int ense pressure from

Labor, agreed to a permanent increase of $50 a fortnight,

over 10,000 people in Parramatta will have their payments

cut by $100 a fortnight to just $44 a day.

These cuts come at a time when there are 7 people on

JobSeeker for every job advertised and unemployment in

Parramatta has risen to 8.6% - 21.8% among young people.

Altogether, the cuts will rip as much as $6 million dollars

out of our local economy every fortnight – an economy that

has been forced to contend with the construction of the

Parramatta Light Rail on top of COVID.

When we talk in numbers, sometimes we lose the fact that

we’re talking about people’ s lives. You or someone you

love might be one of the tens of thousands of people in

Parramatta who have been, or will be, directly affected by

these cuts. And our whole community will feel the impact.

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invitation as soon as the date is confirmed.


Julie Owens Bulletin

If you’re worried about how you are going to make

ends meet, there are a lot of local services that

can help. Scan the QR code for links to information

about emergency relief including food banks,

financial counselling, crisis accommodation and

bill help. You’ll also find information about mental health

support that can help you navigate this stressful time.

Many of the organisations providing this help are

local community organisations that receive little or no

government funding. T hey have worked tirelessly to

support vulnerable people during the pandemic, including

temporary migrants and asylum seekers who received no

support from the government, and many people who’ve

never had to seek this kind of support in their liv es.

They do an amazing job, but they’re not set up to provide

continuous support to people the government has left

behind – nor should they be expected to.

I’ll keep speaking up on behalf of people in my community

who are missing out. If ther e’s anything my office can do to

help during these tough times, please get in touch.

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Tackling youth crime

Early intervention among the key strategies to get children back on track


Officers say early intervention is

the key to tackling youth-related

crime around the region, as

recent reports show children as young

as nine getting caught up in serious


Both Cumberland and Parramatta

have similar youth crime statistics, with

offences such as stalk, intimidation and

harassment, robbery, malicious damage

and theft being the most common.

Just recently, three children under

15-years-old were arrested after commiting

a string of serious offences.

On Saturday, February 27, a 12-year-old

boy in the company of a nine and 11-yearold

allegedly stole keys to a Holden Barina

in North Parramatta before driving

erratically, narrowly missing three people

watching the sunrise in the car park of a

reserve at Carlingford.

The children committed a number of

offences on the day, including the theft of

a mobility scooter which was being ridden

by a man, theft from retail stores, and two

fail-to-stop crashes, before dumping the

Senior Sergeant Mark Kneipp, Detective Inspector Simon Glasser, Constable Hayriye

Kizildag and Senior Constable Shane Summersford. Photo: Melissa Stevens.

stolen Barina in Market Street, Sydney.

While running from the scene of an

alleged attempted stealing at a convenience

store, the nine-year-old boy was

struck by a vehicle on Victoria Road, West

Ryde and the others fled the scene.

He was taken to The Children’s Hospital

in Westmead for treatment.

On Monday, March 1, a 15-year-old boy

stole keys to a Hyundai Accent during

an aggravated break and enter at a home

on Ancona Avenue, Toongabbie before

engaging in a short pursuit with police.

The vehicle was seen driving erratically

and at high-speed throughout the

surrounding suburbs of Toongabbie.

On the same day the same 11 and 12-yearold,

allegedly threatened a 29-year-old

pregnant woman with a knife and stole

her Mazda 3 that was parked in a car park

at Pendle Hill.

Eventually all three were arrested and

charged with an array of offences.

Cumberland Police Area Command

Crime Manager, Detective Inspector

Simon Glasser said the issue of youth

crime is common across both Cumberland

and Parramatta regions but is not one

of their major crime categories.

“A lot of these kids haven’t had the best

upbringing, some do and they’ve mixed in

with the wrong crowd, but the aim for us

is early intervention and that’s why going

into schools and being a part of programs

is really important,” he said.

“We refer a lot of kids at risk of entering

the criminal justice system to PCYC, our

closest one being Parramatta and they

have a number of fantastic programs

aimed at targeting those teenage kids. We

also work closely with both Councils.”

Detective Inspector Glasser said Telopea

and Pemulwuy are the most recent places

experiencing a number of youth related

crime incidents.



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Push for more housing

St Vincent de Paul Society CEO says it’s time to act


Social Sector Executives fear for the

end of JobSeeker and mortgage

deferrals, after new data revealed a

significant reduction in homelessess over

the past year.

The Parramatta region has seen a 66 per

cent reduction in rough sleepers, recording

32 homeless people in this year’s

annual street count, in comparison to 94

counted in February last year.

Parramatta MP, Geoff Lee said the street

count “is critical in understanding the

needs of the community and targeting

support tailored to those needs”.

“The Government is working hard to

get rough sleepers off the streets and into

secure housing, providing them with the

wraparound support they need to rebuild

their lives,” he said.

“Seeing such a significant reduction in

rough sleepers across the community is a

testament to the strong partnerships our

government has forged with local housing

and homelessness organisations and I look

forward to that good work continuing.”

This year’s figures are a clear indication

of the good work of outreach services

and programs but are also reflective of

the impact of the lifeline JobSeeker wage


St Vincent de Paul Society NSW CEO Jack

de Groot said the street count figures are

proof of the enormous impact government

can have on the issue of homelessness

across the state.

“This is good news and that is because

the State Government showed great initiative

and responsiveness to the vulnerability

of people during Covid; there’s great

learning there,” he said.

But the issue of social housing shortages

remains and whilst Parramatta’s wait list

has reduced over the past few years, it is

still considered one of the highest demand

areas in the state.

There are currently 1833 people on the

general social housing waitlist and 94 on

the priority list.

Mr de Groot said with the end of

JobSeeker, now is the time for the State

Government to invest more in the social

housing sector.

“The end of the rental moratorium and

JobSeeker and Keeper, it’s going to leave

some people very poor and at risk,” he said.

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early June, it’s really crucial that

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Local Cumberland residents and

newly arrived migrants will have

access to free English classes, as

part of a new Council-led initiative.

Cumberland City Council has partnered

with the Career Pathways and Employability

Skills section at TAFE NSW Liverpool,

to provide free English classes at the

Auburn Centre for Community.

According to Census data, 52.2 per cent

of the Cumberland City population were

born overseas and 65.6 per cent of the

population speak a language other an

English at home.

Cumberland Mayor, Steve Christou

said the program was critical, due to the

diverse nature of the local community.

“We see diversity as our strength and we

celebrate that,” he said.

“From our food offerings to the language

we speak, our residents are enthusiastic

about opportunities that increase their

sense of community and their connections.

“These classes are designed to help

people improve their English language

Free English classes are being held in Auburn.

skills and to help them settle into our


“Students have a great opportunity to

build their skills in speaking, writing,

reading and listening.

“Besides making life in Australia a little

easier, the course provides a pathway to

future training and employment opportunities


Michelle Morrison, Head Teacher Career

Pathways and Employability Skills, said

the course even helps families at home.

“Students often say that learning English

has helped them understand their children’s

homework and read books, which

means they can help them learn,” she said.

Classes are offered at the Auburn Centre

for Community and are being held in

accordance with applicable COVID-19

safe protocols.

12 participants registered for the nineweek

course, which commenced in early


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Parra News is a free, weekly and local newspaper delivered

to a number of locations. We are constantly adding to this

list. If you would like a location to stock our newspaper

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Auburn Library, Civic Place, 1 Susan St, Auburn

Auburn Service Centre, 1 Susan St, Auburn

Primewest Megamall, 265 Parramatta Rd, Auburn


Baulkham Hills Shopping Centre, 375-383 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills


Camellia Fusion Café, 21 Grand Ave, Camellia


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Carlingford Fruit World, 220 Carlingford Rd, Carlingford

Carlingford Library, Lloyds Ave, Carlingford

Carlingford Village, 372 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford


Constitution Hill Branch Library, 20 Hollis St, Constitution Hill


Dundas Sports, 9 Elder Road, Dundas


Dundas Valley Library, 21 Sturt St, Dundas Valley


Eastwood Shopping Centre, 152-160 Rowe St, Eastwood


Ermington Woolworths, 30 Betty Cuthbert Ave, Ermington

Steven Street Corner Store, 10 Stevens St, Ermington


Granville Library, 1 Memorial Dr, Granville


Greystanes Library, 732 Merrylands Rd, Greystanes

Greystanes Shopping Centre, 655 Merrylands Rd, Greystanes


Guildford Library, Railway Ter, Guildford

Supa IGA Guildford, 291 Guildford Rd, Guildford


Guildford Leagues Club, 25-55 Tamplin Rd, Guildford West


Harris Park Community Centre, 11 Albion St, Harris Park

Harris Park Food Store, 50 Marion St, Harris Park


Sydney Markets, Level 3 Sydney Markets Plaza, 250-318 Parramatta Rd


Lidcombe Library, 3 Bridge St, Lidcombe

Lynda Voltz, MP’s office, Mezzanine Level Lidcombe Centre,

92 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe


Coolibah Hotel, 15-25 Sherwood Rd, Merrylands

Merrylands Library, Corner of Miller St & Newman St, Merrylands

Merrylands RSL, 8/12 Miller St, Merrylands

Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Ave, Merrylands

Sergio’s Cake Shop, Stockland Mall, Merrylands


R & R Supa IGA, 7/530 Merrylands Rd, Merrylands West


North Parramatta Supermarket, 9 Iron St, North Parramatta

Spar North Parramatta, Cr Albert & Buller St, North Parramatta


BP truckstop, 369 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks

North Rocks Shopping Centre, 328–336 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks


NBC Sports Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead

Northmead Shopping Village, 37 Windsor Rd, Northmead


IGA Oatlands, 41A Belmore St E, Oatlands


IGA Old Toongabbie, 56 Fitzwilliam Rd, Old Toongabbie


Event Cinemas, Westfield Shopping Centre, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta

Hoops Coffee Shop, Bankwest Stadium, 1-13 O’Connell St, Parramatta

Parramatta Heritage and Information Centre, 346A Church St, Parramatta

Peter Wynn Store, 197 Church St, Parramatta

Westfield Concierge Desk Level 2, 4 and 5, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta

Woolworths Westfield Parramatta, Level 5, 1156/159-175 Church St, Parramatta


Woolworths Pemulway, Greystanes Rd & Butu Wargun Dr, Pemulwuy


Pendle Hill Meat Market, 142 Bungaree Rd, Pendle Hill


Regents Park Library, 1 Amy St, Regents Park


Woolworths Rosehill, 28-30 Oak St, Rosehill


The FC, Rydalmere Park, 35 South St, Rydalmere


DFO, 3-5 Underwood Rd, Homebush


Mint Fresh IGA, 9/4 Claudia Rd, Toongabbie

Portico Shopping Plaza, 17-19 Aurelia St, Toongabbie

Toongabbie Sports Club, 12 Station Rd, Toongabbie


Wentworthville Library, 2 Lane St, Wentworthville

Wentworthville Newsagency, 43 Station St, Wentworthville

Wentworthville Shopping Village, 336 Great Western Hwy, Wentworthville


Chemsave Chemist, Coles Centre, 29-33 Darcy Rd, Westmead

Uniting Westmead, 1 Caroline St, Westmead

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Real stinker of an issue

Pet food factory under the microscope as Parramatta Council moves in


Pendle Hill and Toongabbie residents

are kicking up a stink, as an

unauthorised pet food factory’s

pungent smell takes over the area.

Matt Chalmers is one of the residents

who lives on Burrabogee Road, directly

across from the industrial estate, where

‘Yummi Pet Food Products’ currently


As it stands, the company only has City

of Parramatta Council approval to operate

its warehouse for storage purposes,

however, it is allegedly manufacturing

pet food on site, with a foul, rotten odour

emitting from the building.

Following significant efforts from local

residents, Council officers agreed to investigate

the facility and did so in December

last year – confirming the premises were

being used for unauthorised manufacturing.

In an effort to cease operations, Council

issued the company with an official stop

work order, to take effect by March 12.

Following an inspection, it was revealed

this was ignored and the company was

Concerned residents Hardik Dave and Matt Chalmers. Photo: Melissa Stevens.

subsequently hit with a $6000 fine. Now,

the Council has issued a notice of intention

for a second order but Parra News can

confirm the company is still continuing to

manufacture products on site.

Mr Chalmers said residents are at their

“wits’ end” and that the smell is ruining

their quality of life.

“It’s put our whole life on hold, we

wanted to renovate our house last year but

if they get Development Application (DA)

approval to run this, the value of my home

will go down significantly,” he said.

“I’ve got young kids who can’t play

outside anymore, we can’t open windows

or doors for a breeze; it just smells like

rotten meat.”

Mr Chalmers first reported the smell in

June last year.

Parramatta Ward Councillor, Sameer

Pandey, who has been assisting residents

with their concerns, witnessed the smell

himself and says he “feels for them”.

He is concerned for potential loopholes

in the system that could prevent Council

from taking regulatory action.

“They have put a DA request in but once

a DA is accepted by the Council, regulatory

actions have to be ceased while that

is being assessed, which is ridiculous,” he


A spokesperson from the City of

Parramatta Council said they are considering

the next course of action, if the

second order is ignored.

“Council is committed to ensuring the

amenity for local residents is not negatively

impacted,” the spokesperson said.

Council are now reviewing the submitted

DA to ensure all relevant information

has been provided for lodgement.

Yummi Pet Food Products was contacted

for comment but did not respond.

View the resident’s petition here: https://

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The strength of stories

Story Factory to benefit from unique art exhibition and silent auction


The Story Factory in Parramatta is

set to receive donated artworks

from over 40 of Australia’s leading

contemporary artists, as part of a special

fundraising exhibition to be held next


The exhibition will include artworks by

Guy Maestri Euan Macleod, Louise Olsen,

Fiona Lowry, Chris Langlois, Blak Douglas

and Leila Jeffreys, with auction proceeds

to go to the Story Factory.

The not-for-profit was established in

2012 by Sydney Morning Herald journalists,

Dr Cath Keenan and Tim Dick, offering

creative writing workshops for youth

marginalised by socio-economic circumstances

or their cultural and linguistic


The aim of the Story Factory is to help

young people, who are most at risk of losing

confidence and switching off at school, to

find their voice through creative writing.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to

run in March last year but was cancelled a

week out due to the escalating COVID-19

situation at the time.

The auction is the Story Factory’s opportunity

to raise funds to help deliver their

workshops across Sydney for more than

5,000 students each year.

Dr Keenan said COVID-19 has caused

the existing educational gap of three years

between advantaged and disadvantaged

students to widen by close to an additional

school term. She says the exacerbation

of existing inequalities highlights the

need for Story Factory’s programs that

re-engage students in their learning.

“We know that stories have the power to

change lives,” she said.

“Our storytelling workshops have been

designed by experts to build literacy,

confidence, and creativity; essential skills

young people need to shape their future.”

Artist Telly Tu’u, who has donated work

to the auction, said the mission of the notfor-profit

hits close to home for him

“I’ve been there, I know what it is like to

walk into a classroom and not understand

what the teacher is talking about,” he said.

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Go blue during April to celebrate and recognise people with Autism

The 14th World Autism Awareness

Day will take place on Friday,

April 2, marking the beginning

of Autism Awareness month, two

campaigns that aim to draw attention

to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

and its multiple effects on many

around the world. The rights of

persons with Autism are celebrated

and recognised, and communities

are encouraged to stand together,

support each other and show solidarity

with persons with Autism.

Participants on the day will often

wear something blue in support,

with Autism Queensland in particular

naming their annual donation

campaign ‘Go Blue for Autism’.

ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental

condition, affecting how

people communicate and interact

with other people and the world

around them. They make

sense of the world in different

ways to those without ASD,

sometimes struggling with

social interaction and often

experiencing restricted or

repetitive interests and

behaviours. There are

many aspects associated

with ASD, but

no two people across the Autism

Spectrum are the same, with numerous

foundations making it clear that shared

characteristics do not make up persons

with Autism. If you have met one person

with Autism, you have not met them all.

The Spectrum of Autism means that

individuals may present with a few characteristics

of Autism, and some will show

more than others. Persons with Autism

often struggle with social-emotional

reciprocity and with non-verbal communication,

such as eye contact, difficulty

with gestures, body language and facial

expressions. This can make it difficult

for them to maintain and develop friendships.

They can also struggle with stereotyped

or repetitive speech, an inflexibility

when it comes to routines, patterns

or behaviour, sensory hyper or hypoactivity,

or certain fixated interests.

However, they can be greatly helped by

occupational therapy, speech therapy

and numerous other treatments.

Greater Autism awareness has meant

that attitudes to the condition are growing

and changing. Autism Awareness

Day only further promotes the true spectrum

that is ASD, as well as the spectrum

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It’s been eight years since the ‘Red

Wiggle’, Murray Cook, retired his famous

skivvy, and six years since he

began working with The Soul Movers,

a dynamic project he fronts with

fellow musician Lizzie Mack.

With a funky, retro-inspired sound, and

colourful music videos, The Soul Movers

seem to epitomise a fun time.

“It’s great fun, we have a blast,” Murray

told Parra News.

“We’re called The Soul Movers but it’s not

just soul. We like so many different forms

of music, so we do like to avoid labels.”

Their new record, ‘Evolution’, features

collaborative work between the band and

a few of their biggest influences. Garth

Porter, of Sherbet fame, helped write a lot

of the songs, while Tony Mitchell joined

them on bass.

It proved to be a full-circle moment for

Murray; Sherbet was the first band he ever

saw live in his hometown of Orange.

“I thought my 13-year-old self would

have been pretty mind-blown by that,” he


“Really I think Sherbet put me on the

path to playing live music, because that

was the first concert.”

Cook started his career among a few

different bands in the ‘80s, before returning

to university to study early childhood

education at Sydney’s Macquarie University.

Here, he met Greg Page and Anthony

Field, and together they would make up

three quarters of The Wiggles.

30 years later, The Wiggles are the biggest

children’s band in the world, despite

changes to the line-up inspired by health

issues experienced by the original four.

“It’s an amazing thing, to have been

around for 30 years. I haven’t been performing

with The Wiggles for the last eight

years, but it’s still great to be involved,”

Murray said.

He has continued to involve his original

band in his new project, with Greg, Anthony

and Jeff Fatt appearing in music videos

for The Soul Movers.

“A lot of the Soul Movers fans were Wiggles

fans when they were young, and so it

was kind of a thrill for them to see Jeff and

Greg and Anthony in the Soul Movers videos,”

Murray said.

The Soul Movers will remain his focus for

the time being.

“Leaving the Wiggles was quite hard, it

took a while to settle into something, and

this is just such a creative ongoing project

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The band is getting back together for

the new series of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

Channel Seven has confirmed original

hosts Daryl Somers and Sonia Kruger will

be returning along with the four original

judges from way back in 2004 – Helen

Richey, Todd McKenney, Paul Mercurio

and Mark Wilson. Meanwhile, the

contestants for the upcoming ‘All Stars’

series have also been announced: Ada

Nicodemou, Bec Hewitt, Erin McNaught,

Fifi Box, Jamie Durie, Kyly Clarke, Luke

Jacobz, Lincoln Lewis, Manu Feildel

and Tom Williams will strut their stuff

alongside wildcard entrants Jessica

Gomes, Matty Johnson, Renee Bargh and

Schapelle Corby. Filming for the pre-recorded

season began last week in Sydney.

Everyone’s favourite music quiz show

‘Spicks & Specks’ is returning to the ABC

on Sunday, April 18 at 7.40pm. Adam

Hills, Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough

will be joined by the likes of The Teskey

Brothers, Alice Skye, G-Flip, Vika and

Linda, and Missy Higgins, plus Anne Edmonds,

Nazeem Hussain, Luke McGregor,

and ‘Spicks’ stalwarts Dave O’Neil and

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since 2004 it will be a full series of 10


Shocking news over at Foxtel with

interior designer Shaynna Blaze quitting

‘Selling Houses Australia’ after 13 seasons.

Blaze cited scheduling clashes.

While it’s not the greatest talk show

in the world, ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’

has been renewed for a second season. It

currently airs 7.30pm weeknights on FOX


Season 18 of ‘Top Chef’ will premiere

on Saturday, April 3 at 2pm on FOX Arena.

Filmed in Portland, a new batch of 15

talented Executive Chefs and restaurant

owners, representing a cross section of

kitchens and food around the USA, vie

for the coveted title bringing their unique


skillsets, diversity of cuisines and gamut

of flavours.

New HBO documentary ‘The Last

Cruise’, which details the Diamond Princess

saga in Japan, will air on FOX Showcase

on Wednesday, March 31 at 8.30pm.

Through never-before-seen footage from

passengers and crew, viewers will watch

class divisions erupt as humanity misses

its chance to contain COVID-19.

The final season of ‘Younger’ will begin

streaming on Stan on Friday, April 16.

US actor George Segal, best known

for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’,

‘Just Shoot Me’ and ‘The Goldbergs’, has

died aged 87. The legendary actor passed

away following complications from heart


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10:45 Elders [s] 11:00 To The Stars: 100

Years Of The RAAF [s] 12:00 ABC News [s]

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[s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s]

7:30 7.30 (PG) [s] 8:00 Anh’s Brush With

Fame (PG) [s] 8:30 Exposed (PG) [s] 9:50

The Truth About Improving Your Mental

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2:00 Harry’s Practice

2:30 Million Dollar

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Weekender 4:00 Better Homes

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The Country 6:30 Bargain Hunt

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Spirit Riding Free (PG)

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Shaun The Sheep 8:00

Thunderbirds Are Go 8:35

Wishfart! 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures! 9:10 All

Hail King Julien (PG)

TV Guide: March 30 - April 5

Your guide to the week’s television viewing

6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 The Morning Show

(PG) [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s]

12:00 Movie: “The Wrong Woman” (M v)

(’13) Stars: Danica McKellar 2:00 Criminal

Confessions (M) [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s]

4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] 5:00 The Chase

Australia [s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 7:00

Home And Away (PG) [s] 7:30 Britain’s Got

Talent (PG) [s] 8:30 The Good Doctor (M) [s]

9:30 Sun, Sea And Surgery (MA15+) [s]

10:30 The Latest Seven News [s]

4:00 Al McGlashan’s

Fish’n With Mates (PG)

4:30 American

Restoration (PG) 5:30 Storage

Wars (PG) 6:00 American

Pickers (PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars

(PG) 7:30 Highway Patrol (PG)

8:30 Outback Opal Hunters

(PG) 9:30 Outback Pilots (PG)

3:00 ABC News

Afternoons 4:00

Afternoon Briefing 5:00

ABC News Hour 6:00 ABC

Evening News 7:00 ABC

National News 8:00 ABC News

Tonight 8:45 The Business

9:00 ABC Nightly News 9:30

7.30 10:00 The World

6:00 Futurama (PG)

6:30 The Simpsons

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Family (PG) 8:30 Movie:

“National Lampoon’s Vacation”

(PG) (’83) Stars: Chevy Chase

10:40 Movie: “National

Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1”

(PG) (’93)

4:35 Thomas And

Friends 5:10 Luo Bao

Bei 5:25 Fireman Sam

5:55 Ben And Holly’s Little

Kingdom 6:30 Kiri And Lou

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 Doctor

Who (PG) 8:45 Staged (M l)

9:05 Extras 9:40 Fisk

5:30 Today [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 11:30

NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Ellen (PG)

[s] 1:00 The Pet Rescuers (PG) [s] 1:30

Married At First Sight (M) [s] 3:00 Tipping

Point [s] 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s]

5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE

News [s] 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30

Married At First Sight (M) [s] 9:00 Botched

(M) [s] 10:00 Amazing Grace (M) [s] 11:00

NINE News Late [s] 11:30 Labour Of Love

(PG) [s]

4:05 Musomagic

Outback Tracks 4:30

Move It Mob Style (PG)

5:00 Fraggle Rock 6:00 Kriol

Kitchen 6:30 First Australians

7:00 Our Stories 7:30 The

Point 8:30 Celtics/ Lakers: Best

Of Enemies 10:30 NBL 2021:

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6:30 Come Dine With

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Safari 8:00 Mary

Berry’s Absolute Favourites

8:30 Rick Stein’s Fruits Of The

Sea 9:00 Luke Nguyen’s Food

Trail 9:30 Mystery Diners 10:30

The Cook And The Chef 11:30

Ready Steady Cook UK

12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 1:00 Easter With The

Australian Women’s Weekly [s] 2:00

Entertainment Tonight [s] 2:30 Everyday

Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 3:30

Farm To Fork [s] 4:00 Good Chef Bad Chef

[s] 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s]

5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 WIN News [s]

6:30 The Project (PG) [s] 7:30 Ambulance

Australia (M) [s] 8:30 NCIS (M v) [s] 9:30

NCIS: Los Angeles (M) [s] 10:30 The Project

(PG) [s] 11:30 WIN’s All Australian News [s]

5:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 8:30

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(M v) 10:25 NCIS: New

Orleans (M v) 11:20 TBA 12:15

Home Shopping 2:15 48 Hours

(M v) 3:15 JAG (PG) 4:10 Star

Trek: Voyager (PG)

5:10 The Joy Of

Painting 5:40 Shortland

Street (PG) 6:10 Asia’s

Next Top Model (PG) 7:05

Jeopardy! (PG) 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:35 8 Out Of 10

Cats Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 VICE (M) 9:30 The

Casketeers (PG)

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1:00 Judging Amy (PG)

2:00 Medium (M) 3:00

Everybody Loves

Raymond (PG) 4:00 Becker

(PG) 5:00 Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30 Neighbours

(PG) 7:00 Friends (PG) 8:00

The Big Bang Theory (PG)

9:30 Mom (M)

3:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 4:00 Dance

Moms (PG) 5:00

Baywatch (PG) 6:00 Malcolm

In The Middle (M) 7:00 The

Nanny (PG) 7:30 Movie:

“Mission Impossible II” (M v)

(’00) Stars: Tom Cruise 10:00

Movie: “16 Blocks” (M l,v) (’06)

5:30 Worldwatch 1:00 PBS Newshour 2:00

Destination Flavour China Bitesize 2:05 The

Clinton Affair (M s) 2:55 Movie: “Be My

Brother” (G) (’09) Stars: Gerard O’Dwyer

3:05 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 4:05

Invisible Cities (PG) 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

5:30 Letters And Numbers 6:00 Mastermind

Australia 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Great

Australian Railway Journeys (PG) :30

Insight (M) 9:30 Dateline 10:00 Th Feed

10:30 SBS World News Late

4:00 First Time Flippers

4:30 Flip Or Flop Fort

Worth 5:00 Bargain

Mansions 6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00 House

Hunters USA 7:30 Farmhouse

Facelift 8:30 Restoration Man

(M) 9:30 Building Off The Grid


3:00 Garden Gurus

Moments 3:05 Antiques

Roadshow 3:35 Movie:

“It’s In The Air” (G) (’38) Stars:

George Fromby 5:20 Heartbeat

(PG) 6:30 Antiques Roadshow

7:30 New Tricks (M s) 8:40

The Closer (M) 9:40 Rizzoli &

Isles (M v)

6:00 News Breakfast [s] 9:00 ABC News [s]

10:00 Air Force 100 [s] 12:00 ABC News [s]

12:30 National Press Club Address [s] 1:35

Media Watch [s] 1:55 Shakespeare And

Hathaway (PG) [s] 3:00 ABC News [s] 4:10

Antiques Roadshow [s] 5:10 Grand Designs

(PG) [s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News

[s] 7:30 7.30 (PG) [s] 8:00 Hard Quiz (PG)

[s] 8:30 The Weekly (PG) [s] 9:00 Fisk (PG)

[s] 9:30 Melbourne Comedy Festival 2021

(PG) [s] 10:30 Staged (MA15+) [s]

2:00 Harry’s Practice

2:30 Million Dollar

Minute 3:30 TBA 4:00

Better Homes And Gardens

5:30 Escape To The Country

6:30 Bargain Hunt (PG) 7:30

Frankie Drake Mysteries (M v)

8:30 A Touch Of Frost (M v)

10:50 Dog Patrol (PG)

5:20 Lost In Oz 6:00

Spirit Riding Free (PG)

6:30 Operation Ouch!

7:00 Deadly Dinosaurs 7:30

Shaun The Sheep 8:00

Thunderbirds Are Go 8:35

Wishfart! 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures! 9:10 All

Hail King Julien (PG)

6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 The Morning Show [s]

11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie:

“Endless Love” (M l) (’14) Stars: Gabriella

Wilde 2:00 Criminal Confessions (M) [s]

3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven News At

4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 6:00

Seven News [s] 7:00 Home And Away (PG)

[s] 7:30 Highway Patrol Special (PG) [s]

8:30 Ambulance: Code Red (M) [s] 9:30

Born To Kill? (M) [s] 10:30 The Latest Seven

News [s] 10:00 Ambulance: Code Red (M)

4:00 Al McGlashan’s

Fish’n With Mates (PG)

4:30 American

Restoration (PG) 5:30 Storage

Wars (PG) 6:00 American

Pickers (PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars

(PG) 7:30 The Simpsons (PG)

9:00 Family Guy (M) 9:30

American Dad (PG)

4:00 Afternoon Briefing

5:00 ABC News Hour

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC National News

7:30 To The Stars: 100 Years

Of The RAAF 8:30 ABC News

Tonight 8:45 The Business

9:00 ABC Nightly News 9:30

7.30 10:00 The World

4:30 Futurama (PG)

5:00 The Simpsons

(PG) 6:00 Futurama

(PG) 6:30 The Simpsons (PG)

7:30 Modern Family (PG) 8:30

Movie: “Dangerous Minds” (M l)

(’95) Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer

10:30 Movie: “Zodiac” (MA15+)

(’07) Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal

4:35 Thomas And

Friends 5:10 Luo Bao

Bei 5:25 Fireman Sam

5:55 Ben And Holly’s Little

Kingdom 6:30 Kiri And Lou

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 Doctor

Who 8:45 Stackorama! 9:45

Restoration Australia (PG)

5:30 Today [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 11:30

NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Ellen (PG)

[s] 1:00 Driving Test (PG) [s] 1:30 Married At

First Sight (M) [s] 3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00

NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00 Millionaire

Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 7:00 A

Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 Married At First

Sight (M) [s] 9:00 Amazing Grace (M) [s]

10:00 New Amsterdam (M) [s] 11:00 NINE

News Late [s] 11:30 The Enemy Within (M)

[s] 12:15 Tipping Point [s]

4:30 Move It Mob Style

(PG) 5:00 Fraggle Rock

6:00 Kriol Kitchen 6:30

Cooking Hawaiian Style 7:00

Our Stories 7:20 NITV News

Update 7:30 Wellington

Paranormal (M) 8:00 Yokayi

Footy 8:35 Over The Black Dot

9:30 NITV News Update

6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:30 Island

Feast With Peter

Kuruvita 8:00 French Food

Safari 8:30 Hemsley &

Hemsley: Healthy And

Delicious 9:00 Rachel Khoo’s

Cosmopolitan Cook 9:30

Mystery Diners

6:00 Headline News [s] 8:30 Studio 10 (PG)

[s] 12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 1:00 TBA 2:00

Entertainment Tonight [s] 2:30 Everyday

Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 3:30

Farm To Fork [s] 4:00 Good Chef Bad Chef

[s] 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s]

5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 WIN News [s]

6:30 The Project (PG) [s] 7:30 The Cube

(PG) [s] 8:30 Bull (M) [s] 10:30 The Project

(PG) [s] 11:30 WIN’s All Australian News [s]

12:30 The Late Show (PG) [s]

5:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 8:30

NCIS: Los Angeles (M v) 10:20

NCIS (M v) 12:10 Home

Shopping 2:10 Formula 1

Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 3:10

Diagnosis Murder (PG) 4:05

Instinct (M v) 5:00 JAG (PG)

5:40 Shortland Street

(PG) 6:10 Vs. Arashi

(PG) (In Japanese)

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:35 8 Out Of 10

Cats Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 Wellington Paranormal

(M) 9:00 What Makes A

Woman (M l)

1:00 Judging Amy (PG)

2:00 Medium (M) 3:00

Everybody Loves

Raymond (PG) 4:00 Becker

(PG) 5:00 Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30 Neighbours

(PG) 7:00 Friends (PG) 8:00

The Big Bang Theory (PG)

9:30 2 Broke Girls (M s)

3:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 4:00 Dance

Moms (PG) 5:00 Baywatch

(PG) 6:00 Malcolm In

The Middle (M) 7:00 The

Nanny (PG) 7:30 Paranormal

Caught On Camera (M) 8:30

Movie: “The Wolf Of Wall

Street” (MA15+) (’13)

5:30 Worldwatch 1:00 PBS Newshour 2:00

Dateline: London Cabbies 2:30 Insight (M)

3:30 Great British Railway Journeys (PG)

4:00 Invisible Cities (PG) 5:05 Jeopardy!

(PG) 5:30 Letters And Numbers 6:00

Mastermind Australia 6:30 SBS World News

7:35 Tony Robinson - Britain’s Ancient

Tracks (PG) 8:30 Australia In Colour (PG)

9:30 Departure (MA15+) 10:20 SBS World

News Late 10:50 Romulus (MA15+) (In Old

Latin) 12:50 The Night Manager (M v)

3:00 The Block (PG)

4:00 First Time Flippers

4:30 Island Hunters

5:00 Restoration Man (M) 6:00

House Hunters International

7:00 House Hunters USA 7:30

Barnwood Builders 8:30 Home

Town 9:30 Beachfront Bargain


3:00 Garden Gurus

Moments 3:05 Movie:

“Nicholas Nickleby” (G)

(’47) Stars: Derek Bond 5:20

Heartbeat (PG) 6:30 Antiques

Roadshow 7:30 As Time Goes

By (PG) 8:50 Midsomer

Murders (M) 10:50 The Nick II

(M) 11:50 Antiques Roadshow

10:00 Australian Story [s] 10:30 Anh’s Brush

With Fame (PG) [s] 11:00 The Truth About

Improving Your Mental Health (PG) [s] 12:00

ABC News [s] 1:00 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 1:30

The Weekly (PG) [s] 2:00 Shakespeare And

Hathaway (PG) [s] 3:00 ABC News [s] 4:10

Antiques Roadshow [s] 5:10 Grand Designs

(PG) [s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 6:55 Sammy J [s]

7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 7.30 (PG) [s] 8:00

Australian Story (M) [s] 8:30 Extinction With

David Attenborough (PG) [s]

2:30 Million Dollar

Minute 3:30 Creek To

Coast 4:00 Better

Homes And Gardens 5:30

Escape To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt (PG) 7:30 Father

Brown (PG) 8:30 Murdoch

Mysteries (M) 11:30 Andrew

Denton’s Interview (MA15+)

5:20 Lost In Oz 6:00

Spirit Riding Free (PG)

6:30 Operation Ouch!

7:00 Deadly Dinosaurs 7:30

Shaun The Sheep 8:00

Thunderbirds Are Go 8:35

Wishfart! (PG) 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures! 9:10 All

Hail King Julien (PG)

6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 The Morning Show [s]

11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie:

“The Boy Next Door” (MA15+) (’15) Stars:

Jennifer Lopez 2:00 Criminal Confessions

(M) [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven

News At 4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s]

6:00 Seven News [s] 7:00 Home And Away

(PG) [s] 7:30 Mighty Trains (PG) [s] 8:30

Movie: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (M)

(’11) Stars: Judi Dench 10:00 What The

Killer Did Next (M v) [s]

4:00 Al McGlashan’s

Fish’n With Mates (PG)

4:30 American

Restoration (PG) 5:30 Storage

Wars (PG) 6:00 American

Pickers (PG) 7:00 AFL: Round

3: Brisbane v Collingwood

*Live* 10:30 Movie: “Pain &

Gain” (MA15+) (’13)

4:00 Afternoon Briefing

5:00 ABC News Hour

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC National News

8:00 ABC News Tonight 8:45

The Business 9:00 ABC Nightly

News 9:30 7.30 10:00 The

World 11:00 The Drum 12:00

ABC Late News

4:30 Futurama (PG)

5:00 The Simpsons

(PG) 6:00 Futurama

(PG) 6:30 The Simpsons (PG)

7:30 Cold Case: Glued/ The

Letter (M v) 9:30 Without A

Trace: He Saw, She Saw (M)

10:30 Numb3rs (M d) 11:30

Bones (M v)

4:35 Thomas And

Friends 5:10 Luo Bao

Bei 5:25 Fireman Sam

5:55 Ben And Holly’s Little

Kingdom 6:30 Kiri And Lou

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30 Football:

W-League: Semi Final

*Replay* 9:30 Penn And Teller:

Fool Us (M l)

5:30 Today [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 11:30

NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Ellen (PG)

[s] 1:00 Getaway [s] 1:30 Married At First

Sight (M) [s] 3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00

NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00 Millionaire

Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 7:00 A

Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 NRL: Manly Sea

Eagles v Penrith Panthers *Live* [s] 9:55

NRL: Knock Off [s] 10:40 NINE News Late

[s] 11:10 Manifest (M) [s] 12:00 Law &

Order: Criminal Intent (M v) [s]

4:30 Move It Mob Style

(PG) 5:00 Fraggle Rock

6:00 Kriol Kitchen 6:30

Cooking Hawaiian Style 7:00

Our Stories 7:20 NITV News

Update 7:30 Going Places

With Ernie Dingo (PG) 8:30

Movie: “The Express” (PG)

(’08) Stars: Rob Brown

6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:30 Rick

Stein’s Food Heroes

8:00 Asia Unplated With Diana

Chan 8:30 Jamie’s Ultimate

Veg 9:30 Mystery Diners 10:30

The Cook And The Chef 11:30

Ready Steady Cook UK 12:30

Come Dine With Me UK (PG)

6:00 Headline News [s] 8:30 Studio 10 (PG)

[s] 12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 1:00 The Living

Room [s] 2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s]

2:30 Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy

(PG) [s] 3:30 Farm To Fork [s] 4:00 Good

Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The Bold And The

Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:30 The Project (PG) [s] 7:30 Bondi

Rescue (PG) [s] 8:00 Territory Cops (PG) [s]

8:30 Gogglebox (M) [s] 9:30 Law & Order:

SVU (M) [s] 10:30 This Is Us (M) [s]

5:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 8:30

Hawaii Five-O (M v) 9:30 LA’s

Finest (M v,s) 10:30 NCIS: Los

Angeles (M v) 11:30

Elementary (M) 12:30 Home

Shopping 2:00 MacGyver (PG)

3:00 Diagnosis Murder (PG)

5:45 Shortland Street

(PG) 6:15 Taskmaster

(PG) (In Norwegian)

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:35 8 Out Of 10

Cats Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 The Curse Of Oak Island

(PG) 9:20 American Runestone:

A Viking Mystery

1:00 Judging Amy (PG)

2:00 Medium (M) 3:00

Everybody Loves

Raymond (PG) 4:00 Becker

(PG) 5:00 Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30 Neighbours

(PG) 7:00 Friends (PG) 8:00

The Big Bang Theory (PG)

9:30 Friends (PG)

4:00 Dance Moms (PG)

5:00 Baywatch (PG)

6:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 7:00 The Nanny

(PG) 7:30 Young Sheldon (PG)

8:30 Movie: “Transformers:

Age Of Extinction” (M) (’14)

Stars: Mark Wahlberg 11:45

Young Sheldon (PG)

5:30 Worldwatch 1:00 PBS Newshour 2:00

Destination Flavour China Bitesize 2:05

Watergate (M s) 2:55 One Giant Leap 3:00

Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 4:05

Invisible Cities (PG) 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

5:30 Letters And Numbers 6:00 Mastermind

Australia 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 The

World’s Busiest Stations (PG) 8:30 Michael

Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis (M) 9:40

Shadowplay (M) (In English/ German) 10:40

SBS World News Late

4:00 First Time Flippers

4:30 Island Hunters

5:00 Beachfront

Bargain Hunt 6:00 House

Hunters International 7:00

House Hunters USA 7:30

House Hunters International

8:30 Fixer Upper (PG) 9:30

Fixer To Fabulous

3:20 Movie: “Mr

Denning Drives North”

(PG) (’51) Stars: John

Mills 5:20 Heartbeat (PG) 6:30

Antiques Roadshow: Polesden

Lacey 2 7:30 Taronga: Who’s

Who In The Zoo (PG) 8:30

Emergency (M) 9:30 Call The

Midwife (M)


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Friday 2 April

Saturday 3 April

Sunday 4 April

2:00 Shakespeare And Hathaway (PG) [s]

3:00 ABC News [s] 3:40 The Cook And The

Chef [s] 4:05 Devil’s Advocate [s] 4:10 Think

Tank (PG) [s] 5:10 Grand Designs (PG) [s]

6:05 Jesus: Countdown To Calvary (PG) [s]

7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 Gardening Australia

[s] 8:30 Vera (M v) [s] 10:00 Keeping Faith

(M l) [s] 11:05 ABC Late News [s]

4:00 Better Homes And

Gardens 5:30 Escape

To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 Border

Patrol (PG) 8:30 Escape To

The Country

12:00 Movie: “Jailhouse Rock” (PG) (’57)

Stars: Elvis Presley 2:00 House Of Wellness

[s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven News

At 4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 6:00

Seven News [s] 7:00 Better Homes And

Gardens [s] 8:30 Movie: “The Dressmaker”

(M v,l,s) (’15) Stars: Kate Winslet 11:00 Sun,

Sea And Surgery (M) [s]

6:00 American Pickers

(PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars

(PG) 7:30 Movie:

“Sniper” (M v,l) (’93) Stars:

Tom Berenger 9:35 Movie: “We

Were Soldiers” (MA15+) (’02)

6:30 Movie: “The

Karate Kid II” (PG) (’86)

Stars: Danny

Kamekona 9:00 Movie: “Wild

Wild West” (PG) (’99) Stars:

Will Smith

12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 World’s Greatest

Islands (PG) [s] 2:00 Tipping Point [s] 3:00

NRL: Bulldogs v Rabbitohs *Live* [s] 6:00

NINE News [s] 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s]

7:30 NRL: Melbourne Storm v Brisbane

Broncos *Live* [s] 9:55 NRL: Golden Point

[s] 10:40 Movie: “The Gambler” (MA15+)

(’14) Stars: Mark Wahlberg

6:00 Kriol Kitchen 6:30

Cooking Hawaiian Style

7:00 NITV News: Nula

7:30 Movie: “Gundala” (M) (’19)

(In Indonesian) 9:35 Bedtime

Stories 9:45 Trading Cultures

1:00 TBA 2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s]

2:30 Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy

(PG) [s] 3:30 Farm To Fork [s] 4:00 Good

Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The Bold And The

Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The Project (PG) [s]

7:30 The Living Room [s] 8:30 The Graham

Norton Show (M l,s) [s] 9:30 TBA

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS: Codes

Of Conduct (M) 8:30

Law & Order: SVU (M v) 10:30

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(M v) 12:30 Home Shopping

5:00 Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 8:00 The

Big Bang Theory (PG)

9:30 The Conners (PG) 10:30

Charmed (PG) 11:30 The Big

Bang Theory (PG)

2:10 Watergate (M s) 3:00 NITV News: Nula

3:30 Celtic Woman 4:35 Andrea Bocelli:

Music For Hope (In Italian) 5:05 Jeopardy!

(PG) 5:30 Letters And Numbers 6:00

Mastermind Australia 6:30 SBS World News

7:35 Tutankhamun’s Last Mission (M) 8:30

Secrets Of The Royal Wardrobe 8:45 The

Blitz - Britain On Fire (PG)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

7:30 Hidden Potential 8:30

Lake Life 9:30 Lakefront

Bargain Hunt 10:30 Pool Kings

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6:30 Wallace And

Gromit 7:00 TBA 8:25

Good Game Spawn

Point 8:45 Fruits Basket 9:10

Boruto: Naruto Next

Generations (PG) 9:35 Radiant

6:30 The Breakfast

Couch 7:00 ABC News

7:30 Kurt Fearnley’s

One Plus One 8:00 ABC News

8:30 The World This Week

9:00 ABC News 9:30 7.30

5:55 Ben And Holly’s

Little Kingdom 6:30 Kiri

And Lou 7:00 Dino

Dana 7:30 Spicks And Specks

(PG) 8:00 Doctor Who (PG)

8:50 My Brilliant Career (PG)

7:30 Rick Stein’s

French Odyssey 8:30

Rick Stein’s Spain 9:40

Mystery Diners 10:30 The

Cook And The Chef 11:30

Ready Steady Cook UK

7:30 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 Playing Frisbee In

North Korea (M) (In English/

Korean) 9:35 How Sex

Changed The World (M s)

5:30 Movie: “Hop” (G)

(’11) Stars: James

Marsden 7:30 Movie:

“Kung Fu Panda 3” (PG) (’16)

Stars: Jack Black 9:30 Movie:

“The Longest Yard” (PG) (’05)

7:30 David

Attenborough Seven

Worlds, One Planet

(PG) 8:40 Movie: “Charlie And

The Chocolate Factory” (PG)

(’05) Stars: Johnny Depp

12:00 ABC News [s] 12:30 Scotland The

Brave [s] 2:00 Old People’s Home For 4

Year Olds [s] 3:00 Miriam’s Big American

Adventure (PG) [s] 4:00 Football: W-League:

Semi Final: Teams TBA *Live* [s] 6:00 Ask

The Doctor (PG) [s] 6:30 Landline [s] 7:00

ABC News [s] 7:30 The Durrells (PG) [s]

8:20 Finding Alice (M l) [s] 9:10 Harrow (M)

12:00 Seven’s Horse Racing [s] 5:00 Seven

News At 5 [s] 5:30 Border Security -

Australia’s Front Line (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven

News [s] 7:00 Movie: “Willy Wonka And The

Chocolate Factory” (G) (’71) Stars: Gene

Wilder 9:05 Movie: “Storm Boy” (PG) (’76)

Stars: Finn Little 11:10 Ambulance: Code

Red (M v,l) [s] 12:30 Home Shopping

2:00 Australian Red Cross Connecting [s]

4:00 The Pet Rescuers (PG) [s] 4:30 The

Garden Gurus [s] 5:00 NINE News: First At

Five [s] 5:30 Getaway (PG) [s] 6:00 NINE

News Saturday [s] 7:00 A Current Affair

(PG) [s] 7:30 Space Invaders (PG) [s] 8:30

Movie: “The Bourne Legacy” (M v) (’12)

Stars: Jeremy Renner

1:00 My Market Kitchen [s] 1:30 Buy To

Build [s] 2:00 Everyday Gourmet [s] 2:30

Easter With The Australian Women’s

Weekly [s] 3:30 TBA 4:30 Farm To Fork [s]

5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 Advancing

Australia [s] 6:30 Bondi Rescue (PG) [s]

7:00 Territory Cops (PG) [s] 7:30

Ambulance UK (M) [s]

2:00 London’s Super Tunnel 4:05 FIFA

World Cup 2022 Magazine 4:35 My Second

Restaurant In India 5:35 The Secret History

Of World War II (PG) 6:30 SBS World News

7:30 World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys

(M) 8:25 Movie: “Molly’s Game” (PG) (’17)

Stars: Jessica Chastain 10:55 Movie: “The

Workshop” (M) (’17) (In French)

5:00 Seven’s Horse

Racing 6:00 TBA 6:30

The Yorkshire Vet (PG)

8:30 Escape To The Country

11:30 The Great Outdoors


6:00 Megastructures

(PG) 7:00 Movie: “Lost

In Space” (PG) (’98)

Stars: Jared Harris 9:35 Movie:

“Kickboxer” (M) (’89) Stars:

Jean-Claude Van Damme

7:00 Movie: “Parental

Guidance” (M) (’12)

Stars: Billy Crystal 9:00

Movie: “Tammy” (M v,l,s) (’14)

Stars: Melissa McCarthy 11:00

Movie: “Endless Love” (M) (’14)

6:25 Going Places With

Ernie Dingo (PG) 6:55

Yokayi Footy 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:40 Through

The Wormhole 8:30 Olympic

Pride, American Prejudice (M l)

5:00 Escape Fishing

With ET (PG) 5:30

Scorpion (M v) 7:30

NCIS (M v) 8:30 NCIS: New

Orleans (M v) 10:25 TBA 11:20

LA’s Finest (M)

6:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 10:30 The

Middle (PG) 12:00

Home Shopping 1:30 2 Broke

Girls (M v) 2:30 Charmed (PG)

3:00 TBA

5:30 Hidden Potential

6:30 Lawn & Order

7:30 Making It Home

With Kortney And Dave 8:30

House Hunters USA 9:30

House Hunters International

6:30 Wallace And

Gromit: A Matter Of

Loaf And Death 7:00

Movie: “Adventures Of Rufus:

The Fantastic Pet” (G) (’20)

Stars: Kyler Charles Beck

6:30 Australian Story

7:00 ABC National

News 7:30 Kurt

Fearnley’s One Plus One 8:00

ABC News Tonight 8:10 Four


6:30 Kiri And Lou 7:00

Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 QI (M)

8:30 Melbourne Comedy

Festival 2021 (M)

7:30 Pacific Island

Food Revolution 8:30

Ainsley Eats The

Streets 9:30 The Hairy Bikers’

Asian Adventure 10:35 Great

British Road Trip (PG)

7:30 Australia In Colour

(PG) 8:30 The X-Files

(M h,v) 9:20 Romulus

(MA15+) (In Old Latin) 11:15

Dateline 11:45 Insight 12:45

F-ck, That’s Delicious (MA15+)

5:45 Movie: “Flushed

Away” (G) (’06) 7:30

Movie: “The Secret Life

Of Pets 2” (G) (’19) 9:15 Movie:

“Johnny English Strikes Again”

(PG) (’18)

7:30 Rugby Union:

Preview 8:00 Rugby

Union: Melbourne

Rebels v QLD Reds *Live* 9:45

Rugby Union: Post-Match

10:00 Movie: “Barquero” (PG)

12:00 ABC News [s] 12:30 Landline [s] 1:30

Gardening Australia [s] 2:30 Australia

Remastered (PG) [s] 3:25 Restoration

Australia [s] 4:20 Back Roads [s] 4:50 Anh’s

Brush With Fame (PG) [s] 5:20 Antiques

Roadshow [s] 6:20 Compass (PG) [s] 6:50

Bluey [s] 7:00 ABC News Sunday [s] 7:40

Grand Designs NZ [s] 8:30 Harrow (M v) [s]

2:00 Movie: “Wildcats” (PG) (’86) Stars:

Goldie Hawn 4:00 Better Homes And

Gardens [s] 5:00 Seven News At 5 [s] 5:30

Sydney Weekender (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven

News [s] 7:00 Border Security - Australia’s

Front Line (PG) [s] 7:30 Crime Investigation

Australia (M v) [s] 8:35 Movie: “The Holiday”

(PG) (’06) Stars: Jude Law

1:00 AFL: Women’s Footy (PG) [s] 2:00 The

Xtreme CollXtion (PG) [s] 2:30 Driving Test

(PG) [s] 3:00 NRL: Newcastle Knights v St

George Illawarra Dragons *Live* [s] 6:00

NINE News Sunday [s] 7:00 60 Minutes

(PG) [s] 8:00 Movie: “Jason Bourne” (M v)

(’16) Stars: Matt Damon 10:25 NINE News

Late [s] 10:55 Shallow Grave (M) [s]

3:00 Road Less Travelled [s] 3:30 Everyday

Gourmet [s] 4:00 Farm To Fork [s] 4:30

Taste Of Australia [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The Sunday Project

(PG) [s] 7:30 The Graham Norton Show

(M l,s) [s] 8:30 Movie: “The Wolf Of Wall

Street” (MA15+) (’13) Stars: Jordan Belfort

12:00 The Sunday Project (PG) [s]

3:00 FIFA World Cup 2022 Magazine 3:30

Figure Skating: ISU Figure Skating World

Championships 5:00 Small Business

Secrets 5:35 The Secret History Of World

War II (PG) 6:30 SBS World News 7:30

Titanic: Into The Heart Of The Wreck (PG)

9:00 Coronavirus Special: What We Know

Now (PG)

4:30 Escape To The

Country 8:30 The

Replacement (M l) 9:45

The Pembrokeshire Murders

(M v,l) 10:45 Caught On

Dashcam (PG)

6:00 AFL: Round 3:

GWS v Melbourne

*Live* 9:00 Movie:

“Pale Rider” (M v) (’85) Stars:

Clint Eastwood 11:30 Tattoo

Nightmares (M s)

3:50 Ultimate Tag (PG)

8:30 First Dates

Australia (M) 10:50

Bridezillas (M l) 11:50 Aquarius

(M l) 2:00 Movie: “Sealed

Cargo” (PG) (’51)

6:00 NITV News: Nula

6:30 Art + Soul 7:30

NITV News Update

7:40 Going Places With Ernie

Dingo (PG) 8:40 Hawaiian: The

Legend Of Eddie Aikau (PG)

5:00 I Fish 5:30 Bondi

Rescue (PG) 6:00 JAG

(PG) 7:00 Bondi

Rescue (PG) 7:30 NCIS (M v)

9:25 NCIS: Los Angeles (M v)

10:20 48 Hours (M)

3:00 Friends (PG) 6:00

The Big Bang Theory

(PG) 9:00 Friends (PG)

11:00 2 Broke Girls (M s) 12:20

Home Shopping 1:30 Posh

Frock Shop (M s)

6:30 House Hunters

International 7:30

Restored By The Fords

8:30 Unsellable Houses 9:30

My Lottery Dream Home 10:30

Flip Or Flop

6:30 Wallace And

Gromit 7:00 The

Adventures Of Jurassic

Pet 8:25 Wishfart! 8:50 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures! 9:05 All

Hail King Julien (PG)

6:30 Kurt Fearnley’s

One Plus One 7:00

ABC News Sunday

7:40 Drum Beat 8:00 To The

Stars: 100 Years Of The RAAF

9:00 ABC Nightly News

7:00 Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00

Compass (PG) 8:30 Louis

Theroux: Extreme Love -

Autism (M) 9:30 Pilgrimage (M)

7:30 Mary Berry’s

Foolproof Cooking 8:00

Michela’s Tuscan

Kitchen 8:30 Rick Stein: From

Venice To Istanbul 9:40 Top Of

The Shop With Tom Kerridge

7:00 Monty Python’s

Flying Circus (PG) 7:35


Engineering (PG) 8:30 Planet

Expedition (PG) 9:30 Cycling:

Tour Of Flanders *Live*

5:10 Movie: “Charlie

And The Chocolate

Factory” (PG) (’05)

Stars: Johnny Depp 7:30

Movie: “King Kong” (M v) (’05)

Stars: Naomi Watts

7:00 Movie: “The Ten

Commandments” (G)

(’56) Stars: Charlton

Heston 11:30 The Avengers

(M) 12:30 My Favourite Martian

1:00 Home Shopping

12:00 ABC News [s] 1:00 The Durrells (PG)

[s] 2:00 Shakespeare And Hathaway (PG)

[s] 3:00 ABC News [s] 4:10 Think Tank (PG)

[s] 5:10 Grand Designs [s] 6:00 The Drum

[s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 TBA 8:30

Brazen Hussies (M l,n,s) [s] 9:30 Invisible

Wars (PG) [s] 10:30 ABC Late News [s]

10:45 Exposed (PG) [s]

2:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line

(PG) [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven

News At 4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s]

6:00 Seven News [s] 7:00 Home And Away

(PG) [s] 8:30 Movie: “Bridget Jones’s Diary:

The Edge Of Reason” (M d,l,s) (’04) Stars:

Celia Imrie 10:40 The Latest Seven News [s]

11:10 Station 19 (M) [s]

1:00 Movie: “Pretty In Pink” (PG) (’86) Stars:

Molly Ringwald 3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00

NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00 Millionaire

Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 7:00 A

Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 Married At First

Sight (M) [s] 9:00 Under Investigation (PG)

[s] 10:00 100% Footy (M) [s] 11:00 NINE

News Late [s] 11:30 Extreme Planes (M) [s]

2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s] 2:30

Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy (PG)

[s] 3:30 Farm To Fork [s] 4:00 Good Chef

Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The Bold And The

Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The Project (PG) [s]

7:30 What The Hell Just Happened? (PG)

[s] 8:30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem (M)

2:00 Watergate (PG) 2:50 Who Do You

Think You Are? (PG) 4:00 Movie: “Tulip”

(PG) (’98) Stars: Jean Bain 4:15 Big Ben:

World’s Most Famous Clock 5:05 Jeopardy!

(PG) 5:30 Letters And Numbers 6:00

Mastermind Australia 6:30 SBS World News

7:30 Historic House Rescue (PG) 8:30 24

Hours In Emergency (M)

4:00 Better Homes And

Gardens 5:30 Escape

To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 Doc Martin

(PG) 8:30 Judge John Deed

(M) 10:30 Autopsy USA (M)

6:00 American Pickers

(PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars

(PG) 7:30 Pawn Stars

South Africa (PG) 8:00 Pawn

Stars UK (PG) 8:30 Movie:

“Cliffhanger” (M v,l) (’93)

6:30 The Simpsons

(PG) 7:30 Modern

Family (PG) 8:30

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

USA (M l) 9:30 Ramsay’s

Costa Del Nightmares (M)

6:30 Cooking Hawaiian

Style 7:00 Our Stories

7:20 NITV News

Update 7:30 Vote Yes (PG)

7:40 Through The Wormhole

(PG) 8:30 Karla Grant Presents

5:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 10:20

TBA 11:15 TBA 12:10 Home

Shopping 2:10 MotoGP 2021:

Race 2 Doha Grand Prix *Live*

4:00 Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30

Neighbours (PG) 7:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 Seinfeld (M)

4:30 Island Hunters

5:00 Unsellable Houses

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00 House

Hunters USA 8:30 Fixer Upper

(PG) 9:30 Bargain Mansions

6:30 Wallace And

Gromit 7:00 The

Adventure Of A.R.I

8:30 Wishfart! 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures! 9:10 All

Hail King Julien (PG)

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 8:00

ABC News Tonight 8:30 To

The Stars: 100 Years Of The

RAAF 9:30 ABC Nightly News

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30

Spicks And Specks

(PG) 8:00 Doctor Who

(PG) 8:45 Magical Land Of Oz

9:45 George Clarke’s Amazing


6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:30 Anthony

Bourdain: Parts

Unknown 8:30 Taste The

Nation With Padma Lakshmi

9:00 Tales From River Cottage

6:15 Forged In Fire

(PG) 7:05 Jeopardy!

(PG) 7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Does Countdown (M l,s) 8:30

Taskmaster (M)

6:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 7:00 The

Nanny (PG) 7:30 RBT

(PG) 8:30 Movie: “GI Joe:

Retaliation” (M v) (’13) Stars:

Channing Tatum

7:30 London Kills (M)

8:40 The Bill (M) 10:40

Three Days To Live (M)

11:40 Alfred Hitchcock

Presents (PG) 12:05 Footy

Classified (M)

Programming information correct at time of going to press, changes are at the network’s discretion

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1. Monk’s hood

4. Resisted

8. Scraped (out a living)

11. Angered

13. Whitish

15. Incline

17. America (1,1,1)

18. Large sweet fruit

20. Set of tools

21. Flagpoles

24. Rental agreement

27. Irritate

28. Climb aboard (3,2)

30. Beauty, ... of Troy

31. Concluded

33. Overwhelmed, ...


34. Concoct

35. Arizona’s neighbour

36. Police informer

39. Refrigerator


42. Urged (on)

44. Experts

45. Thickened meat juices

46. Official stamp

48. Main artery

49. Levels

50. Veal shank dish, ...


52. Carrion-eating animal

54. Fourth planet from


55. Mexican snacks

56. Goodies

57. Youngsters

60. Tehran is there

62. Inventor, Thomas ...

65. Organza or corduroy

67. Long skirts

69. Biblical king

70. Leg/foot joint

72. Nothing

73. Chases (away)

75. Rear

77. South African

political party (1,1,1)

79. Room within roof

81. Label

82. Stately

84. Isolated

85. Milk coffee drink,

caffe ...

86. Skulk

87. Detectives

88. Riding horse breed

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1. Wine container

2. Inscribed

3. Rim

4. ... & evens

5. Hesitated

6. Ascended (mountain)

7. Prima donna

8. Poet’s word for


9. Singer, ... Minogue

10. Dip (biscuit)

12. Citrus tree

14. Harbingers

16. Not dark

19. Instruct

22. Positive electrodes

23. Hangover cure, hair

of ... (3,3)

25. Power

26. Confiscates

29. Crew-necked tops (1-


32. Wild beast lair

35. Unscramble

37. Wheel shafts

38. Twilight actress, ...


40. Shoreline

41. Skeleton photographs


42. Occasion

43. Overthrow, coup ...


44. Haughty

47. Nauseous in flight

51. Stupid (behaviour)

52. Santa’s laugh (2,2,2)

53. Fleet of warships

54. Indian curry style

58. Acknowledge

59. Gender

61. Sports ground

63. Music genre

64. Snuggle

65. Left behind

66. Motionless

68. Sacrificial block

71. Pale beer

72. Fingertip covering

74. Dedicatory verses

76. Maladies

78. Members’


80. Kind

83. Expected landing

time (1,1,1)

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Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge about

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1. What is the name of Will

Smith’s character in ‘Independence


2. Who sang the song ‘My

Heart Will Go On’ from the

hit movie ‘Titanic’?

3. What date is ‘Groundhog


4. ‘Twister’ starred which ‘90s

leading man?

5. ‘Jurassic Park’ is based on a

novel by which writer?

6. What is Woody’s horse’s

name in ‘Toy Story 2’?

7. What colour pill does Neo

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Peugeot Australia confirms new features and technology for popular cars


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Peugeot Australia has further

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and additional safety features.

Peugeot 3008 SUV adds a new variant,

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Fijian flyer

sticks with Eels



flurry of offers from other clubs

and overseas rugby weren’t

enough to sway popular Fijian

winger Maika Sivo away from Parramatta,

re-signing with the Eels until the end of

the 2023 season.

After a successful stint with Penrith’s

NSW Cup side in 2018, Sivo made his NRL

debut with Parramatta the following year

and quickly became a fan favourite, scoring

an incredible 39 tries with the club to


The 27-year-old, who was born in Nadi,

will play his 50th NRL game this Easter

Monday against the Wests Tigers.

Parramatta Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos

said he was thrilled Sivo decided to extend

his stay with the Blue & Gold for a further

two years.

“Maika has played an important role in

our team over the last two seasons and

we are delighted that he will continue to

bring excitement to our members and

fans, especially at Bankwest Stadium,”

he said.

Sivo was a finalist for the Dally M

Rookie of the Year Award in his debut

season and claimed the 2019 Ken

Irvine Medal for leading try scorer.

He represented Fiji in the inaugural

World Cup Nines tournament in 2019.

While Sivo’s signing is a huge relief

for the Parramatta fanbase, the

club will now turn its attention

to their other off-contract

stars including Nathan

Brown and Blake



Maika Sivo has re-signed

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Next generation of stars to step up


The Western Sydney Wanderers

have launched the Future Wander

Women program, created to find

and develop the stars of tomorrow.

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup two

years away and rising interest in the world

game on Australian shores, the Future

Wander Women program is an opportunity

to be discovered, mentored and

developed as the next superstar in western


Supported by the Wanderers Foundation,

the free 20-week training program,

which will commence in early May with

open trials being held in late April, is

aimed at female participants aged 14-17


Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said

the program was the start of bigger plans

around the club’s female participation


“We are proud and excited to introduce

our Future Wander Women program to

our wider Wanderers community,” he


“The program has been designed to serve

our community and offer a free development

program for the young women of

western Sydney to progress their development

in an elite environment.

“The opportunity for us to be able to

work with players who have the potential

to be part of our Westfield W-League team

from an early age and to supplement the

work their local clubs are doing is critical

to the program’s success.”

Tsatsimas said the female game was

critical to the club’s success.

“Ever since the Wanderers launched in

2012, we have had women’s football as a

core element of our club and business –

this is just another step in ensuring female

players in western Sydney have the best

opportunities in football,” he said.

Trials for the Future Wander Women

program commence at the end of April

and will be conducted by the program and

Wanderers Academy coaches at Wanderers

Football Park, with registrations now

open for girls born between 2004-2007.

Sessions will run each week during the

school term to complete the 20-week

program. Selected players will receive

professional coaching and training kit.

To register for an open trial, visit www.

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