Parra News December 21 2021

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Registered Nurse Penny

with four-year-old Lara.

UNSUNG HEROES

How local researchers

are winning virus fight

SEE PAGE 3

MAGIC OF

CHRISTMAS

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is ensuring the

Christmas spirit remains strong for kids doing it tough.

Nicola Barton reports on page 7

MISSION TO HELP

Supporting those in

need through Christmas

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Heroes from the lab

The researchers making a huge difference in the fight against COVID-19

NICOLA BARTON

It’s no secret our frontline healthcare

workers have been the face of

our battle against the COVID-19

pandemic, but some tend to forget the

many hidden heroes working behind the

scenes.

An army of some of the brightest minds

at the Westmead Institute for Medical

Research (WIMR) have played an important

role in our war against COVID to date

and our fight as it continues into 2022.

Parra News recently met with Professor

Tony Cunningham and Virologist John-

Sebastian Eden for a behind-the-scenes

look into the happenings of our city’s

COVID research labs.

Dr Eden runs a research group in WIMR

that sequences viruses to track how they

are evolving and spreading using their

genomes.

In the early days of COVID his team

quickly came up with a genome sequencing

method that assisted other researchers

track outbreaks in Italy, Vietnam and New

Zealand.

“If you take a swab you can have detectable

virus but amongst that is bacteria,

human cells and so the virus component

is actually miniscule; we came up with a

procedure to amplify the virus,” he said.

“It’s like enriching the sample so it’s just

that virus to sequence so you get the whole

genome and that’s how we identify the

virus and track it.”

Dr Eden’s wife was pregnant with his

first born at the time, so he had to make

the difficult decision to continue his

important work, whilst ensuring he was

still protecting her.

“Sequencing viruses is our bread and

butter, it’s what we do, so we knew we were

in the right place to contribute,” he said.

Professor Cunningham said there are

lots of projects in the works as the team

gets ready to take on the challenges of

2022.

“We’re really looking at the immune

response from those naturally infected

and those after vaccines to look at how long

and at what level the immune response

persists, particularly in older and younger

people,” he said.

“We are also looking at responses to

boosters and then finally we are taking

lymph nodes from volunteers who have

Virologist John-Sebastian Eden and Professor Tony Cunningham.

breast cancer to see how COVID vaccines

actually work.

“We are doing a number of other projects

with people around Australia to look at

vaccination in immunocompromised

people, people with transplants, Leukemia

and pregnant women.”

Dr Eden is now working on research to

pioneer a method to assist in diagnostics

for other novel viruses in the future.

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Today marks the final edition of Parra

News for 2021.

What an extraordinary year it has been,

dominated once again by the COVID-19

pandemic and lockdowns.

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Last week, many of us would have felt

like we’d seen a ghost. Dr Kerry Chant

was back in the news. Maybe I’ve not

been watching as much TV lately, but

there was a time when our Chief Health

Officer was everywhere.

In the COVID celebrity stakes, she was

Beyonce. As official bearer of the “health

advice”, she enjoyed top billing next to

Gladys Berejiklian; her every utterance

parsed.

While the health advice always felt

rather malleable, things are different

now Dominic Perrottet is in charge and

has made clear it’s merely one input to

the government. Such that it’s a surprise

when Dr Chant is even allowed out.

At a time when “freedom frothies” are

all the rage and we’ve been encouraged

to let loose, anybody injecting a note of

caution can be seen as a scold.

Yet there she was last Wednesday, just

as COVID cases were starting to soar. On

the same day QR codes, density limits and

restrictions on the unvaccinated were removed

– and mask mandates scrapped

in most settings including supermarkets

and shopping centres – Dr Chant admitted

she was not fully on board.

“I am strongly recommending we keep

masks and I’m asking the community to

Index

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Thanks for your support in 2021

Alan Mascarenhas

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Our community was tested like never

before, but our spirit and strength was not

broken and has put us in a positive position

moving forward.

I’d like to thank all of our advertisers,

do so – it’s a very tiny act and you’re actually

protecting yourself, but more importantly

you’re protecting others,” she said.

To be fair, Dominic Perrottet’s COVID

policies have largely received bipartisan

support. But these weren’t the ramblings

of some dotty aunt. Unencumbered by

politics, the Chief Health Officer was doing

her best to warn people.

It’s not before time. There has been a

near total absence of public health messaging

as Omicron has arrived.

On December 7, our state had 260 daily

cases. On December 17, that had risen

to 2,213. The government is now calmly

canvassing 25,000 new cases a day by the

end of January. It’s unclear how much

is Delta and how much Omicron – and

there is still so much the scientific community

doesn’t know.

Yet by unilaterally disarming NSW just

as a new variant is starting to peak, it feels

like our leaders have misread the public

mood.

By week’s end, new doubt was creeping

into people’s Christmas plans. Weekend

barbeques were cancelled and a friend

I’d planned to see a show with suddenly

texted: “I’m feeling like COVID is closing

in, so no pressure if you’re uncomfortable

going ahead”.

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contributors and readers for their support

during the year, and give our team

here a massive pat on the back.

Have a Merry Christmas, and we’ll see

you on Tuesday, January 18.

Give Dr Chant the keys again

We’ve all been looking forward to

Christmas, perhaps seeing elderly relatives

for the first time in months. Some of

us have trips planned.

High testing rates show we want to be

cautious.

If people are adapting their behaviour

in response to a fast-changing variant,

why isn’t the government?

We have to accept there will be variants.

Nobody wants to go back to being cooped

up.

But continuing to wear masks, check in

at venues and show our vaccine status

are small sacrifices if they help stop the

spread.

With a new Premier behind the steering

wheel, many would feel more comfortable

with Dr Chant in the passenger seat

(ideally with instant access to the driving

instructor’s brake). And it’s because there

simply has to be a space for evidencebased

public health.

It’s an enormous privilege to write this

column for readers in Parramatta and

Cumberland every week.

My best wishes for a safe Christmas and

New Year.

That goes for you too, Dr Chant – because

something tells me your services

will be needed in 2022.

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LOCAL NEWS

Relief for flying foxes

Sprinklers to help during sweltering weather

NICOLA BARTON

Whilst it’s been a slow

start to summer, the

issue of rising heat

in western Sydney is important

as ever, as wildlife experts look

for ways to reduce its impact on

animals.

Recently new sprinklers

have been fitted to the trees of

Parramatta Park’s flying fox

colony as part of a trial to see

if it can cool them down when

summer temperatures soar.

Using a $30,000 grant from the

Saving our Species fund, the new

system includes weather monitors

to capture temperature and

humidity data within the camp.

The NSW Government estimates

72,000 flying-foxes were killed

in extreme heat events across 40

camps in NSW in 2019/20, caused

by drought and days of extreme

temperatures, including in the

Parramatta Park camp.

Greater Sydney Parklands Chief

Executive Suellen Fitzgerald said

it was an important initiative to

prevent deaths when temperatures

rise once again.

“Up to 10,000 flying foxes call

Parramatta Park home and we’re

trialing sprinklers to keep them

cool throughout the hot summer

months,” she said.

She pointed out the important

role that flying foxes play in the

environment.

“Flying foxes are pollinators

that help keep our forests healthy,

and they’re playing an important

recovery role for many areas

affected by the Black Summer

bushfires,” she said.

The sprinklers were designed

to mimic Sydney’s summer

rainstorms and pump water from

Parramatta River up the trees to

cool down the canopy.

WIRES volunteers will decide

whether to activate the sprinklers

via an app once temperatures

reach 42 degrees.

Ms Fitzgerald said the new

sprinklers benefit the flying-foxes

and show that Greater Sydney

Parklands is listening to the

local community in tackling the

problem.

“This could not have been done

without the advocacy of our local

community and wildlife carers,

who brought this to our attention

and recommended trialing

sprinklers as a tool to cool down

the camp,” she said.

“Our parks are crucial for our

native wildlife to survive the

impacts of a changing climate.

“We’re planning with this in

mind across all our parks, with

the flying-foxes in Parramatta

and Centennial Park, and the

native bird species at Fernhill

Estate.”

The Parramatta Park camp is

one of 15 nationally recognised

grey-headed flying fox camps in

Sydney.

Flying foxes are considered

a keystone species with many

Australian native trees depending

on them for long distance

pollination and seed dispersal.

A new trial is helping cool down flying foxes in summer.

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AN UPDATE

FROM COUNCIL

Winston Hills commuter car park

upgrades

Residents who use the bus services along the

M2 Motorway to and from Winston Hills can now

enjoy increased convenience with the opening

of a new commuter car park last week.

The NSW Government funded project will deliver

around 120 new car park spaces on Junction Road,

between Romulus Street and Hillcrest Avenue,

making access to the bus service easier for locals.

As part of stage one of the project, improvements

were also made to the pavement, kerb, footpath

and landscaping.

Stage two, which is currently underway, will include

improved accessibility to parking on Junction Road

between Hillcrest Avenue and Bellotti Avenue,

including around 30 additional commuter car

spaces, as well as important pedestrian links.

Council is helping to deliver the project in

partnership with the Hills Shire Council and

Transport for NSW.

Australian Rock Collective (ARC) – which

comprises music legends Darren Middleton from

Powderfinger, Mark Wilson from Jet, Kram from

Spiderbait, and Davey Lane from You Am I – will

kick off the concert at 5pm.

In addition to live music performances, the concert

also includes a traditional Welcome to Country

ceremony and concludes with a dazzling fireworks

display. A wide selection of food and beverage

options will be available for purchase throughout

the evening.

Australia Day in the Crescent is presented by

the City of Parramatta in partnership with Live

Nation and Greater Sydney Parklands. Tickets

are free (booking and transaction fees apply)

and numbers are strictly limited.

For more information and to book, visit

atparramatta.com/australia-day

For more information and

to make a submission, visit

cityofparramatta.co/dgofev

Submissions close 5pm, Monday

31 January 2022.

Have your say on the Draft Guidelines for Electric Vehicle

Charging Infrastructure on Council Land.

Season’s greetings

The City of Parramatta Council would like to

wish the community a very merry Christmas

and a safe and happy New Year. Once again,

we have come together as a community to

overcome a challenging year, and we can look

forward to a much brighter 2022. In the new

year, we will welcome a new group of Councillors

to the chamber; complete work on our new civic

centre, Parramatta Hive; and see construction

progress on city-shaping projects such as the

Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro West, and

the Parramatta aquatic and leisure centre.

Tickets are now available for Australia Day in the Crescent.

Have your say on electric vehicle

charging stations

The City of Parramatta is planning for increased

use of electric vehicles in the future by ensuring

electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are included

in buildings to help futureproof them and ensure

residents can easily transition to EVs.

Council’s Draft Guidelines for Electric Vehicle

Charging Infrastructure on Council Land, which

is currently on public exhibition, aims to provide

guidance on the provision, installation,

management, maintenance, and removal of EV

charging stations in the City of Parramatta

Local Government Area.

Council already has six EV fast-chargers in

Parramatta Station Car Park and an EV charger

installed at its Rydalmere Operations Centre.

These chargers are available for Council’s fleet

cars and visitors to use and are included in

parking fees where applicable.

Stage one of the Winston Hills commuter car park was

officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last

week. Photo: Red Square Media.

Celebrate Australia Day in the Crescent

The City of Parramatta’s popular Australia Day

in the Crescent concert will return to Parramatta

Park on 26 January 2022 with a star-studded

line-up of Aussie musicians and performers.

Australia’s best rock acts, including singer and

songwriter Jon Stevens, indie band Kingswood, and

rock group the Baby Animals will grace the stage.

Festive lights twinkling in Centenary Square.

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: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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

The next Council Meeting will take place on Monday 10 January 2022, which will include the election

of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

For more information, visit cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/councilmeetings

To stay up-to-date with the latest news, visit

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Spreading festive cheer

Hospital transformed into Christmas wonderland in major boost to spirits

NICOLA BARTON

The magic of Christmas has reached

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead,

with decorations, activities

and celebrations kicking off this month.

The Hospital recently celebrated its

annual Christmas Party Day which has

seen its halls and corridors sprinkled with

Christmas cheer and departments transformed

into a whole variety of enchanting

themes including Winter Wonderland,

Fairy Garden, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie,

Super Mario, Minions and much more.

Healthcare workers from doctors, to

nurses, to allied health professionals, right

through to ward clerks and administration

teams, all took on additional roles as

Santa’s elves, working around the clock

to not only care for sick children but also

to help make the magical transformation

possible.

Patients enjoyed a COVID-safe day

full of fun and entertainment including

virtual performances from Guy Sebastian,

Johnny Ruffo, the Wiggles, Batman,

Disney princesses and a very special

guest video appearance from the man in

Some of the decorations at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

red himself. Due to the pandemic, Santa

for the second year was unable to make

a face-to-face appearance, but instead

called in via video link all the way from his

workshop in the North Pole.

Santa spent time answering questions

and hearing all about the children’s wish

lists and also arranged for presents to be

delivered to each child.

Director of Nursing Alan Gardo said

Party Day is designed to give children and

families the opportunity to enjoy a Christmas

party, regardless of where they will be

spending this festive season.

“For many of the children spending the

festive season in hospital can be one of

the most challenging times but with the

help of Santa and our wonderful staff we

have been able to bring Christmas right

here to the bedside and share some of that

Christmas magic,” he said.

“After what has been a particularly difficult

year in healthcare, to see our teams

still pull together and go the extra mile for

sick kids, is truly special.”

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is

the largest paediatric centre in New South

Wales, specialising in treating seriously ill

children.

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Pendle Hill: Two men wanted after

armed robbery at jewellery store

An investigation is underway following

an armed robbery at a jewellery store in

Pendle Hill recently.

Just after 6.15pm on Sunday, December

12, emergency services were called to a

jewellery store on Pendle Way, following

reports two unknown males entered the

store armed with hammers.

The males smashed a cabinet and fled

the scene with a large amount of jewellery

and cash.

Officers attached to Cumberland

Police Area Command attended and

established a crime scene.

As investigations continue, police

would like to speak to two males seen

entering a white Nissan Qashqai on

Pendle Way.

They are both described as being of

Indian Sub-Continental appearance,

aged between 25 and 30-years-old.

One man is described as being of

medium build, wearing black pants, a

tan jumper, with a medical face mask.

The second man is described as being

of solid build, wearing grey tracksuit

pants, a blue hoodie, and a medical face

mask

There were no reports of any injuries.

Anyone with information about this

incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

on 1800 333 000.

Merrylands: Brawl results in two

men suffering stab wounds

Police are appealing for public assistance

after two males were stabbed

during a brawl in Merrylands recently.

About 7.40pm on Sunday, December

12, emergency services were called to a

park on Shannon Avenue, Merrylands,

following reports of a fight.

Police were told a group of five males

arrived at the park in a white Ford

Falcon, where a second group of up to 10

males had gathered.

A fight ensued and two males were

stabbed, one in the chest and the other

in the upper thigh.

NICOLA BARTON

POLICE SNAPSHOT

Compiled by Nicola Barton

A 17-year-old with stab wounds to the

chest was taken to Westmead Hospital

in a serious condition, however his

injuries were not considered to be lifethreatening.

A 19-year-old who was stabbed in the

leg was also taken to Westmead Hospital

in a stable condition for treatment.

The larger group of males fled the park

on foot down Clarence Street.

Officers attached to Cumberland Police

Area Command commenced inquiries

into the incident and are appealing for

information to locate the group of males.

The males are described as being of

Mediterranean / Middle Eastern and

Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, aged

between 17 and 22-years-old.

Anyone with information about this

incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

on 1800 333 000.

Guildford: Man charged after latenight

incidents in two suburbs

A man has been charged with highrange

drink-driving after allegedly

crashing into three parked cars in Chester

Hill and Guildford recently.

About 11.50pm on Wednesday,

December 8, emergency services were

notified after reports the driver of a

Holden Commodore had crashed into

two parked vehicles at Ferndell Street,

Chester Hill, before driving to Kennedy

Street, Guildford, and crashing into a

third parked vehicle.

The driver of the Commodore, a

38-year-old man, was detained at

the scene by neighbouring residents

until the arrival of officers attached to

Cumberland Police Area Command.

The man was subjected to a roadside

breath test, which allegedly returned a

positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Granville

Police Station, where he returned a

secondary breath analysis of 0.153.

The man was issued a Court Attendance

Notice for ‘drive with high range

PCA’ and his licence was suspended. He

will front court in January.

LOCAL NEWS

The best kind of therapy

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Residents and family members

were able to get up close and

personal with a multitude of

farm animals at Uniting Lilian Wells

residential aged care home in North

Parramatta.

Residents were able to snuggle up to

a variety of animals including sheep,

goats, calf, ducks, chicks, rabbits and

guinea pigs.

Uniting Lilian Wells service manager

Deepa Prasad said the experience was

a fantastic way to bring the residents

together in an interactive activity.

“Pet therapy is known to assist in physical,

emotional and cognitive support

and boosts activity levels which is why

we thought this was the perfect thing to

do,” she said.

85-year old resident Charlie Deguara

said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Residents with some of the animals.

“I like the animal farm; I like all types

of animals,” he said.

Another resident Rex Grand was

equally happy to have a visit from furry

friends.

“I come from an island out of Auckland.

I lived off the grid and grew up on a farm

with my grandfather around a lot of

animals,” he said.

Uniting plans to hold more animal

farm day visits next year.


Free training to kickstart

Parramatta’s recovery

Labor will give Australians access to free TAFE,

create more university places and tackle the skill

shortages that are holding back Parramatta’s

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Since the Liberal Government was elected in 2013, the

number of people in Parramatta doing apprenticeships

and traineeships has fallen by 55%.

This is one of the steepest declines seen anywhere in

Australia and the resulting skills crisis is crippling local

businesses.

In Sydney’s second CBD we’re facing a skills crisis and

high unemployment, especially among young people.

At the same time, it’s getting harder and more expensive

to go to uni.

The proportion of applicants who get an offer of a

place at university has fallen every year since the Liberal

Government slashed university funding. This year, the

offer rate fell to its lowest level in years.

This has happened in the face of the stark economic

reality that nine out of ten jobs of the future will require a

VET qualification or a university degree.

Under Labor’s Future Made in Australia Skills Plan,

Australians studying in an industry with a skills shortage

will have access to free TAFE.

465,000 free TAFE places, including 45,000 new places,

will help rebuild industries hit hardest by the pandemic,

like hospitality and tourism.

These places will also help meet the growing need

for skills in the care economy, including jobs like child

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services.

Vocational education graduates are valuable workers,

adding billions to the economy each year, including $85

billion in 2019 alone.

At a time when productivity and wages are flatlining, our

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Parramatta doing apprenticeships and traineeships fall by 55%

vocational education and training has the potential to

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Places will also be prioritised for universities offering more

opportunities for under-represented groups, including

outer-suburban areas like Western Sydney.

While many states and territories have invested in the

skills and training sector, the Morrison Government has

cut $3 billion from TAFE, slashed uni funding and has no

plan to give our kids the skills they need for future jobs.

Parramatta has a fantastic, diverse community of businesses

and workers with the potential to take on the

world. They deserve a government that will

invest in the skills they need to survive and

thrive in the COVID recovery.

Scan the QR code for more information on

Labor’s plan.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!

Julie Owens MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR PARRAMATTA

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Joke of the

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A: Truth or deer.

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Melbourne-based pottery house,

Robert Gordon, has debuted

an extensive collection of

hand-crafted homeware pieces,

including the revival of its

collaboration with famed Australian artist David

Bromley, available exclusively via Myer in-store

and online.

The pair first collaborated in 2020 to a sold-out

collection, prompting the duo to collaborate on a

new range, exploring Bromley’s famous child-like

characters and ever-popular butterfly illustrations,

matched with Robert Gordon’s expertise in design

and craftsmanship of ceramics and homewares.

Visit www.robertgordonaustralia.com.

Parra News has two bedding set prizes to

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email to competitions@parranews.com.au with

‘Bedding’ in the subject line. Don’t forget to

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LAST WEEK’S ANSWER

Last week’s photo was taken at the

Safari Park in John Wearn Reserve,

Carlingford.

Western Sydney University has once

again held its annual Chancellor’s

Christmas Toy Appeal in support

of vulnerable families and children

across the region. With over 250 gifts

generously donated by the University staff and

student community, the Appeal will help many

families in need this Christmas. Parramatta

Mission was among the groups the gifts were

donated to.

The media’s obsession with COVID-

19 case numbers continues, and it’s

time that a different approach was

taken next year. The focus must be on

hospitalisation and ICU numbers, not

on raw case numbers which don’t really offer

context of the bigger picture. If the media keeps

being focused on the numbers, the general

population will be too. All we want for Christmas

is a new approach.

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Rediscover

Parramatta’s

Eat Street

Come and experience Western Sydney’s most

vibrant dining and entertainment precinct.

Parramatta’s Eat Street is now open with a

fresh new look, outdoor eateries, interactive

installations and fun activities for the whole family.

From delicious multicultural cuisine to vibrant

cafes and bars, serving your favourite dishes and

drinks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Come discover Eat Street today.

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LOCAL NEWS

Hope still shines bright

Parramatta Mission steps up to help those in need this Christmas season

NICOLA BARTON

Parramatta Mission is helping to

ensure everyone can enjoy the

magic of Christmas, no matter

what their circumstances may be.

Through its lifeline Meals Plus program,

volunteers have spent the past week

spreading Christmas cheer to our city’s

most vulnerable through gifts, Christmas

hampers, services and other special

surprises.

This is the second year the week-long

‘Festival of Christmas’ program has

occurred, after COVID restrictions meant

the usual lunch on Christmas Day could

not be held.

With the financial hardships that have

flowed as a result of this year’s COVID

lockdowns, more people than ever are

relying on support from outreach services.

Meals Plus Coordinator, Paul Moussa

said ensuring those in need are still able

to feel special at Christmas time is their

utmost priority.

“It’s all about providing a sense of

belonging and community and to spread

Christmas cheer,” he said.

“It’s reassuring people, who are disadvantaged

and marginalised, that someone

does really care.

“We help people living with mental

illness, financial hardship, addiction or

those at risk of homelessness; we help all

kinds of people.

“We provide them with some things that

they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have

access to, whether that be new clothes, a

fresh haircut, podiatry and other items

and services but delivered in a Christmas

atmosphere.

“We don’t shut the door on anyone,

everyone is welcome and there is no judgment.

We want to give people hope.”

Mr Moussa said COVID has seen an

increase in the number of people requiring

support from Parramatta Mission.

“We are serving at the moment from 60

to 80 people for breakfast and from 150 to

200 people for lunch, five days a week,” he

said.

This week in the lead up to Christmas

additional hampers with food and gifts

will also be available to those in need.

Those wishing to help out this year can

take donations to 19 Macquarie Street,

Parramatta.

Parramatta Mission is helping those in need this Christmas.

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But most of all, it was the sense of community and

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Hill Village one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

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NICOLA BARTON

Whether you’re a bicycle enthusiast

or just looking for something

new to do, Parramattabased

Bicycle User Group, CAMWEST

has some fun rides for you to try these

holidays.

CAMWEST Bicycle User Group,

associated with Bicycle NSW, is inviting

the wider community to sample some

self-guided bike rides that focus on the

Parramatta, Blacktown and Cumberland

Local Government Areas.

CAMWEST aims to encourage community

members to get out on their bikes and

explore some of the great shared paths

and quieter roads that western Sydney has

to offer.

Recently they’ve created some selfguided

routes on the Ride With GPS

(RWGPS) app and web platform.

With the RWGPS app running on your

mobile device, customised turn-by-turn

voice cues are read out as you ride.

CAMWEST Vice President, Rob Kemp

said it’s a fun way to get outdoors and

explore your local community.

“These routes offer a fantastic opportunity

for those who are not sure where to

cycle or are nervous about getting lost to

venture out and explore some of the great

cycling routes around western Sydney and

beyond,” he said.

“Maybe I’m biased, but I reckon western

Sydney offers some of the best and most

varied recreational cycling in NSW.”

The seven documented routes currently

available are between 15 and 30km in

length and start and finish at railway or

metro stations.

The routes are a mixture of one-way

and loop routes, with additional routes in

the planning stages, to be added over the

coming months.

Each route contains some reasonably

detailed descriptions which should enable

riders who are unfamiliar with the area to

make an informed decision as to whether

they may be suitable for them or their

families.

It also contains additional information

such as locations of restrooms, water

bubblers, food outlets and nearby train

stations.

The voice cue functionality of the

RWGPS app is only available with a paid

subscription.

While users are welcome to take out their

LOCAL NEWS

The upcoming holidays offer the perfect chance to go for a ride.

own individual subscriptions, CAMWEST

has a group RWGPS account and can offer

members access at no additional cost.

At $10 per year, a CAMWEST membership

is less than 20 per cent the cost of an

individual RWGPS subscription.

Until the end of January 2022, CAMWEST

are offering free access to its RWGPS

account for anyone who wishes to trial the

self-guided routes.

Further information, including tips

on setting up and getting the best out of

the app can be found on the CAMWEST

website at: bit.ly/31HAklj.

Where’s your favourite place to ride?

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LOCAL NEWS

Fears for unwanted pets

Think before you buy: Local animal shelters expect spike in dumping

NICOLA BARTON

Local animal shelter volunteers are

urging families to think before they

buy this Christmas, as they brace

for the annual February spike in animal

dumping.

Bernard Bradshaw runs the Save a Pet

Foundation, a local cat and kitten rescue

and online pet store and said the number

of abandoned animals they have come

through their doors is heartbreaking –

many of which are unwanted Christmas

presents.

“We rescue and rehome about 100 cats a

year,” he said.

“February is our worst month, we get so

many people who have been given cats for

Christmas and they don’t want them.

“It’s unfair to the cat but it’s also unfair to

the person if you give them a commitment

they don’t want.”

Mr Bradshaw said those who are sure

they want to introduce a furry friend to

their family should consider adoption.

“Please adopt, don’t buy from pet shops or

private sellers, there are so many animals

that need a home that would make a great,

Stray kittens at the Save a Pet Foundation Photo: Melissa Stevens.

loving family pet,” he said.

“Many of these places support cruel

kitten mills and puppy farms who breed

more animals than the demand for them.

“Give an animal a second chance at life

and adopt a rescue.”

The State Government is also championing

the importance of ‘adopt not shop’ by

offering free lifetime pet registration for

those who adopt a rescue pet from council

pounds and animal shelters.

“This Christmas, anyone considering

welcoming a new pet into their family is

encouraged to ‘adopt not shop’ for their

new cat and dog by visiting their local

council pound, animal shelter or one of

the many approved rehoming organisations

across the State,” Minister for Local

Government Shelley Hancock said.

“Anyone thinking about adopting a pet

this Christmas should also consider the

ongoing responsibility and commitment

required to care for a pet dog or cat.

“Pets are a lifetime commitment. People

also need to think carefully about the type

of animal that is right for them and their

circumstances including breed, size and

age.”

The Save a Pet Foundation was formerly

located at North Rocks next to Mr Bradshaw’s

cafe business, however both were

unfortunately forced to close due to

COVID financial pressures.

Mr Bradshaw has since temporarily

moved the cats to a cattery set up at his

home.

Those interested in donating to the foundation

or adopting a cat can get in touch at

www.saveapetfdn.com.

All proceeds from the online pet store

are used for the self-funded foundation.

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NICOLA BARTON

Carlingford residents say it’s a never

ending battle, as they enter their

fourth year fighting an aged care

development proposed for the old bus

depot site.

HB+B Property have submitted a fresh

Development Application (DA) for the

Watton and Murray Farm Road site,

following two previous rejections from

the Sydney Central City Planning Panel

and a dismissed appeal in the Land and

Environment Court.

The original $34 million development

proposed a 132-bed, three storey facility

which has now been scaled down to 110

beds, part two and part three-storeys.

Local resident Philip Baker said the

development is still too oversized for the

low residential community, which already

struggles to cope with traffic congestion.

“This development has been refused

on the basis of bulk and scale and loss of

amenity to the community,” he said.

“This recalcitrant developer tries again

to get approval on an over development,

which changes little from the last failed

application. The Council also issued the

Public Notification when council elections

were due, when we have no local

Councillor and the Christmas Holidays

are upon us.”

Residents who for years have fought hard

against the plans say they are frustrated

at the thought of having to start all over

LOCAL NEWS

New twist in never-ending

battle against development

Carlingford residents continue their fight against an aged care development.

again, with the developers’ slate wiped

clean.

A City of Parramatta spokesperson

confirmed previous applications are not

considered with a fresh DA.

“Any prior applications related to the site

do not form part of the assessment process

of a new DA,” the spokesperson said.

“However, they may be referred to during

assessment to see what guidance the

Sydney Central City Planning Panel or the

NSW Land and Environment Court may

have given the applicant in their reasons

for refusal.

“Similarly, objections lodged regarding

previous DAs on the site are not considered

with new applications.”

As the cost of works are now less than

$30 million, the Sydney Central City Planning

Panel will no longer be the consent

authority for the development.

If there are 10 or more unique objections,

the DA will be determined by the

Parramatta Local Planning Panel.

The original proposal received 45 written

objections from the community.

The current DA is now open for public

consultation with written submissions

welcomed until January 11.

Submissions must be sent to PO Box 32,

Parramatta 2124, via e-mail at council@

cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or online via

cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/businessdevelopment/submissions.

HB+B Property was contacted for

comment, but did not respond to questions.

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to yours,

wishing you

a very Merry

Christmas and a

Prosperous

2022!

Hugh McDermott MP

STATE MEMBER FOR PROSPECT

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10 January

I am here to assist you!

Office contact details

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How will you manage your small

business over the Christmas break?

Traditionally, this time of year is

when we all wind down, take

holidays to spend with our

families and travel all over the place in

a headlong rush to be somewhere Santa

Claus can easily find us.

This year we are entering into what

can only be described as the ridiculously

stupid silly season as a result of

the COVID-19 whatever impact. State

borders are in a constant state of flux

depending upon the latest information,

making it difficult to plan.

Nowadays it is hard enough for the

average person to try to organise their

lives each day let alone plan more than a

few days ahead. For businesses it is much

worse. As a result of the virus, businesses

are in disarray to put it mildly. Supplies

are erratic, employment of staff has had

to be suspended and customers want

sometimes scarce goods and services.

And let’s not mention the mask wearing

rules!

So, what about Christmas 2021?! Do

you close the doors (or not open them

just yet) and go on holidays to your

backyard or down the coast or do you

stay open and see how you go? If either

of these options is what you normally

do then do it, it’s part of getting back to

normality. But, because things are going

to be a bit quiet, spend the time looking at

your business, how you market it and the

way you organise your finances. You can

catch your fiscal breath and see if things

need to be changed and/or streamlined?

And we can help with your business?

Go to the Business Connect website, look

for the Western Sydney Business Centre

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AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

With Venus retrograde (in your selfsabotage

zone) and Saturn squaring

Uranus (in your family zone) prepare for

a few challenges this Christmas. Making

a snap decision seems like a good idea

but it could backfire. You also need to

slow down and think twice before you

blurt out something that you later regret.

Be clever and uncharacteristically cautious,

as you consider situations carefully

before you respond. You’re hungry

for change but don’t throw the baby out

with the bathwater!

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PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Prepare for some drama as Saturn,

Uranus and retrograde Venus stir up issues

with a relative or friend. Use your

diplomatic talents to find practical solutions

to current problems. The stars

encourage ambitious plans and you’re

keen to impress others, but don’t promise

more than you can realistically deliver.

The more disorganised you are, the

more difficult Christmas will be. Contributing

your talent and hard work to a

community project will help to balance

the karmic ledger.

ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

There could be misunderstandings

involving work, colleagues or clients,

as Venus reverses through your career

zone. Saturn squares Uranus on Friday,

which could affect your bank balance

or your peer group. Despite the challenges,

keep your hopes and dreams

alive for 2022. You’ll be in a particularly

festive mood on Christmas Day, as you

enjoy the Yuletide celebrations. But, if

you eat and drink and party too much,

then you’ll be a cranky Ram on Boxing

Day this year!

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

The Sun, Mercury, Pluto and retrograde

Venus activate your adventure

zone so travel and holidays are highlighted.

But you could face COVID restrictions

that affect where in the world

you can actually go. Don’t forget to make

a special wish on Christmas Day, that

will transport you into exciting new territory

in the New Year. Your festive season

motto is from this week’s birthday great,

writer Henry Miller. “One’s destination

is never a place but rather a new way of

looking at things.”

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GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Saturn squares Uranus (in your selfsabotage

zone) so there’s a tendency to

be negative and self-critical. Despite the

challenges, don’t give up … be adventurous

and keep exploring! Your motto

for the week is from Gemini Australian

actress Nicole Kidman, “Life has got all

those twists and turns. You’ve got to

hold on tight and off you go.” Gregarious

Geminis love to party in style, so you’re

in the mood for a fun-filled Yuletide celebration

that could end up lasting the

whole weekend!

Sentimental Crabs love the tradition,

fantasy and kindness of the festive season,

which highlights your Cancerian

compassion, creativity and spirituality.

Despite current difficulties, make sure

you celebrate Christmas in a way that

is extra special, magical and meaningful

for you and your family. Your motto

for the week is from singer-songwriteractivist

Annie Lennox (who was born

on December 25) “Make kindness your

daily modus operandi and change your

world.”

Sociable Lions love to party and celebrate

in style. With the Sun, Mars and

Jupiter all energising your entertainment

zone, you’re keen to have fun with

family members and close friends you

haven’t seen for a long time (in COVID

appropriate ways). Hopefully you’ll pace

yourself, so you’re not worn out before

Christmas dinner is on the table this

year! Your motto for the festive season is

from writer Henry Miller (who was born

on Boxing Day): “Do anything but let it

produce joy.”

The Moon’s in your sign on Christmas

Day, so avoid being bossy and demanding

as you rush around trying to organise

everything and everyone. Try to keep

your perfectionist side under control

and be smart enough to rise above silly

family squabbles! Make it a priority to

slow down and enjoy the festive atmosphere

of this special week. You’re the

sensible soul of the zodiac so it’s up to

you to handle Christmas celebrations,

chaos and disruptions with Virgo composure

and versatility.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Keep things in perspective this Christmas.

Connecting with family members

(whether in person or online) is the

number one priority. When it comes

to loved ones, expect some dramas as

your ruler Venus reverses through your

domestic zone. So be extra flexible and

diplomatic. Your motto for the week

is from writer and raconteur Quentin

Crisp, who was born on Christmas Day.

“Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities,

but never treat a triviality as if it

were a disaster.”

With Venus reversing through your

communication zone, watch what you

say. And is a family matter or a relationship

issue weighing you down? Strive to

get the balance right between fulfilling

your responsibilities to other people and

creating change for yourself. Uranus demands

that you let go of some old habits,

routines and beliefs that are no longer

serving you. Then there will be room for

wonderful experiences, opportunities

and people to come into your world in

2022.

Restless Sagittarius – this week the

disruptive Saturn/Uranus square questions

the status quo and breaks down

rigid patterns of behaviour. Where do

you need to make some serious changes

in your life? Try to get the balance right

between doing things for other people

(especially at home and work) and personal

freedom. With mighty Mars charging

through your sign (until January 24)

the more proactive you are the better.

But don’t pounce until you have a well

thought out plan.

Expect some frustrations and delays,

as retrograde Venus continues reversing

through your sign. Pace yourself. There

will always be projects to complete and

mountains to climb. But perhaps a close

friend or family member needs your attention

and affection right here and right

now? Saturn (the planet of planning)

squares Uranus (the planet of improvisation)

on Friday. So do your best to get

the ratio right between being a gungho

Goat and a cautious Capricorn this

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ROCK SHOW

MUST GO ON

EMILY FESZCZUK

Years in the making, ‘The Rock

Show Oz Edition’ will hit the

EVAN Theatre stage early next

year.

The show was the last in a

long line of rock shows put together by late

Australian rock icon, Jon English.

Jon’s long-term partner and co-producer,

Coralea Cameron told Parra News the

show was in initial rehearsals when Jon

passed away in 2016.

“We had done our other shows ‘Rock

Revolution’ and ‘Trilogy of Rock’ then decided

to focus on Aussie bands,” Coralea

explained.

“The show was all put together, the band

was booked in and the tour was due to kick

off in May, but Jon died in March.”

After grieving, Coralea decided that the

show must go on to honour Jon’s immense

presence in the music industry.

“I put it on the backburner after Jon

passed but a lot of the acts featured were

Jon’s peers and we had a medley of his

songs planned,” she said.

“It took me five years to pick up the pieces

but I think he would be happy I am doing

it as he loved nothing more than to be

on a stage entertaining people, so we are

continuing that legacy.”

The two-and-half hour show celebrates

Australian rock music spanning across

three decades, including The Masters Apprentices,

Billy Thorpe and Russell Morris.

“Steve Mulry from the Ted Mulry Gang is

involved and the band we will have at Panthers

is the last one Jon played with, which

will be special,” Coralea said.

“A feature of this show is everyone sings

or plays multiple instruments, and everybody

has their moment in the spotlight,

which is something that Jon encouraged in

all our ‘Rock Shows’.”

With a large repertoire of songs, Coralea

said there is something for everyone.

“We do the Divinyls, the big soaring vocals

of Air Supply, the hard rock of Cold

Chisel, and the first half is the ‘60s and

‘70s, then we move into the ‘80s for the

second half,” she said.

“There is an eclectic mix of songs and so

many Aussie anthems that people will recognise,

so for most people it should be a

soundtrack of their younger years and remind

them when music just exploded.”

‘The Rock Show Oz Edition’ will be on

at EVAN Theatre in Penrith on Friday,

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until December 27. Call (02) 8839 3399 for tickets.

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One of my favourite events of the

year, and I say that with more than a hint

of sarcasm, is ABC’s coverage of New

Year’s Eve. And I’m pleased to say that

the ABC will again host coverage of the

New Year’s Eve concert and fireworks

spectacular, live from Sydney Harbour.

Broadcasting from the Sydney Opera

House and hosted by Charlie Pickering,

Zan Rowe and Jeremy Fernandez,

performers for ‘NYE2021: Let’s Celebrate!’

will include Tina Arena, Missy Higgins,

Casey Donovan, Beccy Cole, Adam

Harvey and Shouse. Tune in (if you dare)

from 8.30pm on Friday, December 31.

With ‘My Kitchen Rules’ getting a reboot

next year, it’s been revealed original

host and judge Manu Feidel will return to

the series. No word yet on who will join

Manu in the kitchen, but it’s safe to say

it won’t be Pete Evans. If you think you

have what it takes to be on the all-new

‘MKR’, you can apply at www.MyKitchenRulesCasting.com.au.

Raising much-needed funds for the

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation,

the ‘Light Up Christmas Appeal’ aired

COMING SOON

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on Channel Nine over the weekend. The

special was presented by Nine personalities

David Campbell, Sylvia Jeffreys,

Belinda Russell, Richard Wilkins, Tim

Davies, Lara Vella and Erin Molan with

performers including Delta Goodrem,

The Wiggles and more. If you missed it, a

repeat is available on 9NOW.

A little tip if you’re looking for new

seasons of ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American

Dad’ next year, it can be revealed that the

hit animations will be moving from 7mate

to 7flix in 2022.

If you love the original ‘Prisoner’

series from back in the day, I have some

good news for you. From January 1, free

streaming service 10 Play is set to screen

the entire original series. Consider your

summer of TV viewing sorted!

With cricket back on our screens, it

won’t be long before our other favourite

summer sport, tennis, is as well. Channel

Nine has confirmed dates for its Summer

of Tennis starting with the ATP Cup in

Sydney on January 1. A new one-off tournament,

the Sydney Tennis Classic, will

be played from January 9-15; while the

Adelaide International will be held from

January 3-15. But the one we’ll be waiting

for is the Australian Open, which will kick

off on January 17 and run for two weeks.

You’ll be able to watch every match of

the Aussie Open live on Nine, 9Gem and

9Now.

This is the final regular edition of

Chatter on the Box for another year. I hope

to see you in mid-January for my annual

Chatter on the Box Awards. It will be

controversial as always!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

6:00 News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 10:00

Antiques Roadshow 11:00 The Heights (PG)

12:00 ABC News 1:00 Us (M l) 2:00 Glitch

(M l,s,v) 3:00 ABC News 4:15 Think Tank

(PG) 5:10 Grand Designs (PG) 6:00 Julia

Zemiro’s Home Delivery (PG) 6:30 Movin’

To The Country 7:00 ABC News 7:30

Outback Ringer (PG) 8:00 Anh’s Brush With

Fame (PG) 8:30 Christmas In Australia (PG)

9:30 Australia Remastered (PG) 10:25

Joanna Lumley’s Unseen Adventures (PG)

3:00 TBA 3:30 RSPCA

Animal Rescue 4:30

M*A*S*H (PG) 5:30

Escape To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 Pie In The

Sky (PG) 8:30 Lewis (M v)

10:30 Without A Trace (M)

12:30 Railway Restorations

With Peter Snow (PG)

6:00 The Deep 6:30

Operation Ouch! 7:05

Horrible Histories (PG)

7:40 Space Nova 8:05 The

Penguins Of Madagascar 8:25

The Legend Of Korra (PG)

8:50 The Crystal Maze 9:40

Hey You! What If 9:55 The

Adventures Of Puss In Boots

TV Guide: December 21-27

Your guide to the week’s television viewing

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30

Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “A

Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love” (AKA

‘Another Christmas Coincidence’) (PG) (’19)

Stars: Cindy Busby 2:00 World’s Deadliest

Weather: Caught On Camera (PG) 3:00 The

Chase UK (PG) 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00

The Chase Australia (PG) 6:00 Seven News

7:00 Cricket: BBL: Sydney Sixers v Adelaide

Strikers *Live* 11:00 Born To Kill? (MA15+)

12:00 The Goldbergs (PG)

4:00 Al McGlashan’s

Fish’n With Mates (PG)

4:30 Barter Kings (PG)

5:30 Storage Wars Texas (PG)

6:00 American Pickers (PG)

7:00 Pawn Stars (PG) 7:30

Highway Patrol (PG) 8:30

Secrets Of The Supercars (PG)

9:30 Supercar Customiser (M)

1:00 ABC News Day

3:00 ABC News

Afternoons 5:00 ABC

News Hour 6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC National News

8:00 ABC News Tonight 8:30

Australian Story 9:00 ABC

Nightly News 9:30 Courtney

Act’s One Plus One

4:30 My Name Is Earl

(PG) 6:00 Modern

Family (PG) 7:00 The

Simpsons (PG) 7:30 Family

Guy (M s,v) 8:00 American

Dad (PG) 8:30 Movie: “The 40

Year Old Virgin” (MA15+) (’05)

Stars: Steve Carell 11:00

Movie: “Inherent Vice” (M) (’14)

5:55 Octonauts Special:

A Very Vegimals

Christmas 6:30 PJ

Masks Save Christmas 7:00

Dino Dana 7:30 Spicks And

Specks 8:30 Upstart Crow

(PG) 9:00 QI (M) 9:30 Schitt’s

Creek (PG) 10:20 Preppers (M)

10:50 Doctor Who (PG)

6:00 Today 9:00 Today Extra Summer (PG)

11:30 NINE’s Morning News 12:00 Movie:

“The Santa Con” (PG) (’14) Stars: Barry

Watson 2:00 Pointless (PG) 3:00 Tipping

Point (PG) 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News

5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 NINE News

7:00 A Current Affair (PG) 7:30 Travel

Guides (PG) 8:30 The Weakest Link (M)

9:30 Kath & Kim (PG) 11:15 Christmas At

Warwick Castle 12:10 Tipping Point (PG)

1:05 A Current Affair (PG)

5:30 Indian Country

Today 6:00 Bamay

6:30 Welcome To

Country 6:50 Undiscovered

Vistas 7:40 Who Killed

Malcolm X (M) 8:30 I, Sniper

(MA15+) 9:30 The X-Files (M)

11:10 NITV News Update

11:20 The Carmichael Show

5:30 Choccywoccydoodah

6:30 The Cook

And The Chef 7:00 The

Cook Up With Adam Liaw 7:30

Taste Of Italy 8:00 Anna’s

Occasions 8:30 Weekend

Breaks With Gregg Wallace

9:30 Luke Nguyen’s Street

Food

8:00 Inside Bold (PG) 8:30 Studio 10 (PG)

11:00 Jamie’s Italian Christmas 12:00 Dr

Phil (M) 1:00 The Dog House Australia (PG)

2:00 Entertainment Tonight 2:30 Jamie’s

Easy Meals For Every Day 3:00 Judge Judy

(PG) 3:30 Left Off The Map 4:00 Farm To

Fork 4:30 Inside Bold (PG) 5:00 10 News

First 6:30 The Project (PG) 7:30 The Dog

House Australia (PG) 8:30 NCIS (M v) 10:30

NCIS: Los Angeles (M v) 11:30 The Project

(PG) 12:30 The Late Show (PG)

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M) 8:30 Blue

Bloods (M v) 10:25 NCIS: New

Orleans (M v) 11:20 Evil (M)

12:15 Home Shopping 2:15

Movie: “Warrior” (M l,v) (’11)

Stars: Tom Hardy

5:25 Shortland Street

(PG) 6:25 RocKwiz (M)

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News Update 7:35 8

Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

(M l,s) 8:30 Rhod Gilbert:

Stand Up To Infertility (M) 9:40

Kevin McCloud: Rough Guide

To The Future (M l)

This week’s TV Guide brought to you by

Sydney Showground

1:00 Man With A Plan

(PG) 1:30 Friends (PG)

2:00 Seinfeld (PG) 3:00

The King Of Queens (PG) 4:00

Becker (PG) 5:00 Frasier (PG)

6:00 Friends (PG) 8:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 9:30 Mom

(M d,s) 11:35 Frasier (PG)

12:00 Home Shopping

5:30 The Nanny (PG)

6:00 3rd Rock From The

Sun (PG) 6:30 That 70’s

Show (PG) 7:00 Young

Sheldon (PG) 7:30 Everybody

Loves Raymond (PG) 8:30

Movie: “American Reunion”

(MA15+) (’12) Stars: Alyson

Hannigan

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

The Italians 2:15 The Chefs’ Line 2:45 Child

Genius 3:45 The Cook Up With Adam Liaw

(PG) 4:15 The Wonderful World Of

Chocolate (PG) 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30

Letters And Numbers 6:00 Mastermind 6:30

SBS World News 7:35 Inside Aldi At

Christmas 8:30 Cher And The Loneliest

Elephant (PG) 9:30 Lucille Ball: We Love

Lucy 11:10 SBS World News 11:40 Man In

Room 301 (M l,s) (In Finnish)

3:00 The Block (PG)

4:00 Salvage Dawgs

4:30 Log Cabin Living

5:00 100 Day Dream Home

6:00 House Hunters International

7:00 House Hunters

USA 7:30 Escape To The

Chateau: Make Do And Mend

8:30 Your Home Made Perfect

3:35 Movie: “Spring In

Park Lane” (G) (’48)

Stars: Anna Neagle

5:30 Murder, She Wrote (PG)

6:30 Antiques Roadshow 7:30

New Tricks (PG) 8:40 The

Closer (M) 9:40 Rizzoli & Isles

(M v) 10:40 Law & Order:

Criminal Intent (MA15+)

6:00 News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 10:00

Christmas At St Paul’s 11:05 The Heights

(PG) 12:00 ABC News 1:00 The Cook And

The Chef 1:25 Anthony (M) 3:00 ABC News

4:00 Think Tank (PG) 5:00 Worzel

Gummidge (PG) 6:00 Sammy J 7:00 ABC

News 7:30 Outback Ringer (PG) 8:00 Hard

Quiz (PG) 8:40 The Yearly With Charlie

Pickering 2021 9:40 QI (PG) 10:10 Would I

Lie To You? At Christmas (PG) 10:40 A

Berry Royal Christmas

3:00 TBA 3:30 RSPCA

Animal Rescue 4:30

M*A*S*H (PG) 5:30

Escape To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 The Vicar Of

Dibley (PG) 8:30 Mrs. Brown’s

Boys (M l,s) 10:20 Miranda

(PG) 11:00 What A Carry On

(PG)

6:00 The Deep 6:30

Operation Ouch! 7:00

Movie: “Saving Santa”

(G) (’13) Stars: Newell

Alexander 8:25 Wallace And

Gromit: A Close Shave 8:55

Robot Wars 9:55 Danger

Mouse 10:05 Dragons: Race

To The Edge (PG)

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30

Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Every

Other Holiday” (AKA ‘A Holiday Wish Come

True’) (PG) (’18) Stars: Schuyler Fisk 2:00

World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught On

Camera (PG) 3:00 The Chase UK (PG) 4:00

Seven News At 4 5:00 The Chase Australia

(PG) 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Cricket: BBL:

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers

*Live* 11:00 Gordon, Gino & Fred -

American Road Trip (M)

3:00 Shipping Wars

(PG) 3:30 Blokesworld

(PG) 4:00 Al Mc-

Glashan’s Fish’n With Mates

(PG) 4:30 Barter Kings (PG)

5:30 Storage Wars Texas (PG)

6:00 American Pickers (PG)

7:00 Pawn Stars (PG) 8:30

Storage Wars (PG)

1:00 ABC News Day

3:00 ABC News

Afternoons 5:00 ABC

News Hour 6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC National News

8:00 ABC News Tonight 8:30

Australian Story 9:00 ABC

Nightly News 9:30 Courtney

Act’s One Plus One

4:00 My Name Is Earl

(PG) 6:00 Modern

Family (PG) 7:00 The

Simpsons (PG) 7:30 Family

Guy (M s) 8:00 American Dad

(M v) 8:30 Movie: “Snatched”

(MA15+) (’17) Stars: Amy

Schumer 10:20 Movie: “Jack

Frost” (PG) (’98)

6:30 Rusty Saves

Christmas 7:00 Dino

Dana 7:30 Spicks And

Specks (PG) 8:00 Would I Lie

To You? At Christmas (PG)

8:30 Brian Johnson’s A Life On

The Road (M) 9:15 David

Stratton’s Stories Of Australian

Cinema (MA15+)

6:00 Today 9:00 Today Extra Summer (PG)

11:30 NINE’s Morning News 12:00 Movie:

“Christmas On The Menu” (G) (’20) Stars:

Kim Shaw 2:00 Pointless (PG) 3:00 Tipping

Point (PG) 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News

5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat 6:00 NINE News

7:00 A Current Affair (PG) 7:30 Michael

Bublé’s Christmas In The City 8:30 Movie:

“Love Actually” (M l,n,s) (’03) Stars: Keira

Knightley 11:15 Christmas In New York -

Inside The Plaza 12:10 Tipping Point (PG)

5:00 Our Stories (PG)

5:30 Te Ao With Moana

6:00 Bamay 6:40 NITV

News Update 6:50 Undiscovered

Vistas 7:40 Hip Hop

Evolution (M d,l) 8:30 Going

Native 9:00 Hunting Aotearoa

(PG) 9:30 Movie: “Whitney” (M)

(’18) Stars: Whitney Houston

5:30 Choccywoccydoodah

6:30 The Cook

And The Chef 7:00 The

Cook Up With Adam Liaw 7:30

Restaurants On The Edge 8:30

James Martin’s American

Adventure 9:30 Luke Nguyen’s

Food Trail

8:00 Inside Bold (PG) 8:30 Studio 10 (PG)

11:00 My Market Kitchen 11:30 Everyday

Gourmet 12:00 Dr Phil (M) 1:00 Jamie’s

Quick & Easy Christmas 2:00 Entertainment

Tonight 2:30 Jamie’s Easy Meals For Every

Day 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) 3:30 Left Off The

Map 4:00 Farm To Fork 4:30 Inside Bold

(PG) 5:00 10 News First 6:30 The Project

(PG) 7:30 The Dog House (PG) 8:30 All

Aussie Adventures (PG) 9:00 Bull (M l,s)

11:00 The Royals Revealed (PG)

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M v) 8:30

NCIS: Los Angeles (M) 11:15

Evil (MA15+) 12:10 Home

Shopping 2:10 48 Hours (M)

3:10 Seal Team (M) 4:05 NCIS

(M v) 5:00 The Doctors (PG)

5:25 The Joy Of

Painting 6:25 RocKwiz

(M s) 7:05 Jeopardy!

(PG) 7:30 NITV News Update

7:35 8 Out Of 10 Cats (M l,s)

8:30 Movie: “Source Code” (M)

(’11) Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal

10:15 Movie: “Colossal” (M l,v)

(’16) (In English/ Korean)

1:00 Man With A Plan

(PG) 1:30 Friends (PG)

2:30 NBL Slam 3:00

The King Of Queens (PG) 4:00

Becker (PG) 5:00 Frasier (PG)

6:00 Friends (PG) 8:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 9:20 2

Broke Girls (M s) 12:00 Home

Shopping

5:30 The Nanny (PG)

6:00 3rd Rock From The

Sun (PG) 6:30 That 70’s

Show (PG) 7:00 Young

Sheldon (PG) 7:30 Everybody

Loves Raymond (PG) 8:30

Movie: “Ace Ventura: When

Nature Calls” (PG) (’95) Stars:

Jim Carrey

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

The Italians 2:15 The Chefs’ Line 2:45 Child

Genius 3:45 The Cook Up With Adam Liaw

(PG) 4:15 The Wonderful World Of

Chocolate 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters

And Numbers 6:00 Mastermind 6:30 SBS

World News 7:35 Sesame Street: 50 Years

Of Sunny Days 9:00 Grand Tours Of

Scotland’s Lochs (M) 9:30 Departure (M)

10:20 SBS World News 10:55 In Therapy

(M l) (In French)

4:00 Salvage Dawgs

4:30 Log Cabin Living

5:00 Escape To The

Chateau: Make Do And Mend

6:00 House Hunters International

7:00 House Hunters

USA 7:30 Masters Of Flip 8:30

Home Town 9:30 Beachfront

Bargain Hunt Renovation

5:30 Murder, She

Wrote (PG) 6:30

Antiques Roadshow

7:30 As Time Goes By (PG)

8:50 Midsomer Murders (M v)

10:50 House (M) 11:50 The

Equalizer (M d,v) 12:50

Explore 1:00 Home Shopping

1:30 Dangerman (PG)

9:00 ABC News 10:00 Australia Remastered

11:05 The Heights (PG) 12:00 ABC News

1:00 Maggie Beer’s Christmas Feast 1:30 QI

(PG) 2:00 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas

(PG) 2:30 Christmas With Poh 3:00 ABC

News 4:00 Think Tank (PG) 4:55 Worzel

Gummidge (PG) 5:55 Julia Zemiro’s Home

Delivery (PG) 6:30 Movin’ To The Country

7:00 ABC News 7:30 Outback Ringer (PG)

8:00 Barrie Cassidy’s One Plus One (M)

8:30 Joanna Lumley’s Unseen Adventures

3:00 A Foodies Guide

To Kyushu Japan (PG)

3:30 RSPCA Animal

Rescue 4:30 M*A*S*H (PG)

5:30 Escape To The Country

6:30 Bargain Hunt 7:30 Father

Brown (M v) 8:30 Inspector

George Gently (M) 10:30

Murdoch Mysteries (M)

6:00 Dodo 6:35 The

Penguins Of Madagascar

7:00 Movie:

“Shaun The Sheep Movie” (G)

(’15) Stars: Justin Fletcher 8:25

Wallace And Gromit: A Matter

Of Loaf And Death 8:55 Robot

Wars 9:55 Danger Mouse

10:05 Dragons

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30

Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Last

Vermont Christmas” (AKA ‘The Last

Christmas Home’) (PG) (’18) Stars: Erin

Cahill 2:00 World’s Deadliest Weather:

Caught On Camera (PG) 3:00 The Chase

UK (PG) 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 The

Chase Australia (PG) 6:00 Seven News

7:00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer

7:30 Woolworths Carols In The Domain

10:00 Movie: “Vacation” (M l,s,v) (’15)

4:30 Billion Dollar

Wreck (PG) 5:30

Storage Wars Texas

(PG) 6:00 American Pickers

(PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 Pawn Stars (PG) 8:30

Movie: “The Wild Bunch”

(MA15+) (’69) Stars: Ernest

Bornine 11:30 Hardcore Pawn

1:00 ABC News Day

3:00 ABC News

Afternoons 5:00 ABC

News Hour 6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC National News

8:00 ABC News Tonight 8:25

Australian Story 9:00 ABC

Nightly News 9:30 Courtney

Act’s One Plus One

4:00 My Name Is Earl

(PG) 5:30 Modern

Family (PG) 7:00 The

Simpsons (PG) 7:30 Family

Guy (M s) 8:00 American Dad

(M v) 8:30 Movie: “Tender

Trap” (’21) Stars: Zara

Cormack 10:30 Movie: “Toke”

(M) (’19) Stars: Lucy Lawless

6:05 Ben And Holly’s

Little Kingdom 6:30

Octonauts Special: A

Very Vegimals Christmas 7:00

Dino Dana 7:30 Spicks And

Specks (PG) 8:30 TBA 9:00

Hard Quiz: Has Beens (PG)

9:40 Insert Name Here (M l)

10:10 Doctor Who (PG)

6:00 Today 9:00 Today Extra Summer (PG)

11:30 NINE’s Morning News 12:00 Movie:

“The Christmas Ball” (G) (’20) Stars: Deirdre

Mullins 1:45 Explore 2:00 Pointless (PG)

3:00 Tipping Point (PG) 4:00 NINE’s

Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat

6:00 NINE News 7:00 A Current Affair (PG)

7:30 Great Getaways (PG) 8:30 Movie:

“Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous”

(M v) (’05) Stars: Sandra Bullock 10:50 New

Amsterdam (M) 11:50 Chicago Med (M)

5:30 The 77 Percent

6:00 Bamay 6:30 NITV

News Update 6:40

Undiscovered Vistas 7:30

Going Places With Ernie Dingo

(PG) 8:30 Trickster (M d,l,v)

9:30 Movie: “Jowable” (G) (’19)

Stars: Kim Molina (In English/

Tagalog)

5:30 Choccywoccydoodah

6:30 The Cook

And The Chef 7:00 The

Cook Up With Adam Liaw 7:30

Barefoot Contessa 8:00 Food

Safari 8:30 A Girls Guide To

Hunting Fishing And Wild

Cooking 9:00 Rick Stein’s

French Odyssey

12:00 Dr Phil (M) 1:00 Jamie’s Easy

Christmas Countdown 2:00 Entertainment

Tonight 2:30 Jamie’s Easy Meals For Every

Day 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) 3:30 Left Off The

Map 4:00 Farm To Fork 4:30 Inside Bold

(PG) 5:00 10 News First 6:30 The Project

(PG) 7:30 Jamie: Together At Christmas

8:30 Law & Order: SVU (M v) 10:30 The

Royals Revealed (PG) 11:30 The Project

(PG) 12:30 The Late Show With Stephen

Colbert (PG) 1:30 Home Shopping

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M v) 8:30

Hawaii Five-0 (M v) 10:30 Seal

Team (M v) 12:30 Home

Shopping 2:00 Seal Team (M)

3:00 Blue Bloods (M v) 4:00

Hawaii Five-0 (M v)

5:25 RocKwiz (M s)

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Does Countdown (M l,s) 8:30

The Curse Of Oak Island (M l)

10:10 The Source (M) (In

English/ Cantonese/ Mandarin)

11:00 Vikings (MA15+)

1:00 Man With A Plan

(PG) 1:30 Friends (PG)

2:00 Carol’s Second

Act (PG) 3:00 The King Of

Queens (PG) 4:00 Becker (PG)

5:00 Frasier (PG) 6:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 Seinfeld

(PG) 11:00 2 Broke Girls (M s)

6:00 3rd Rock From The

Sun (PG) 6:30 That 70’s

Show (PG) 7:00 Young

Sheldon (PG) 7:30 Movie: “Dr

Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole

Christmas” (G) (’00) Stars:

Taylor Momsen 9:35 Movie:

“Four Holidays” (M s) (’08)

Stars: Vince Vaughn

5:30 Football: FIFA Arab Cup: Semi Final 2

*Live* 8:00 Worldwatch 1:00 PBS Newshour

2:00 The Italians 2:15 The Chefs’ Line 2:45

Child Genius 3:45 The Cook Up With Adam

Liaw (PG) 4:15 The Wonderful World Of

Chocolate 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters

And Numbers 6:00 Mastermind 6:30 SBS

World News 7:35 Wonderful World Of

Chocolate (PG) 8:30 Red Election (PG) (In

English/ Danish/ Russian) 9:25 Bowled

Over: Untold Australia (MA15+)

3:00 The Block (PG)

4:00 Salvage Dawgs

4:30 Log Cabin Living

5:00 Beachfront Bargain Hunt

Renovation 6:00 House

Hunters International 7:00

House Hunters USA 7:30

House Hunters International

8:30 Fixer Upper (PG)

5:30 Murder, She

Wrote (PG) 6:30

Antiques Roadshow

7:30 Death In Paradise (PG)

8:40 Grantchester Christmas

Special (M) 10:10 Keeping Up

Appearances (PG) 10:50 Law

& Order (M) 11:40 Buried In

The Back Yard (M)

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Saturday 25 December

Sunday 26 December

12:00 ABC News 1:00 Barrie Cassidy’s One

Plus One (M) 1:30 Call The Midwife (PG)

3:00 ABC News 4:00 Think Tank (PG) 4:55

Worzel Gummidge (PG) 5:55 Julia Zemiro’s

Home Delivery (PG) 6:25 Shaun The Sheep

7:00 ABC News 7:30 Outback Ringer (PG)

8:00 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas (PG)

8:30 Midsomer Murders (M v)

7:30 Billy Connolly:

Made In Scotland (M l)

8:30 The Amazing

Homemakers (PG) 9:30

Australia’s Big Backyards (PG)

10:30 The Mentalist (M l,v)

12:00 Movie: “Santa’s Boots” (PG) (’18)

Stars: Megan Hilty 2:00 House Of Wellness

(PG) 3:00 The Chase UK (PG) 4:00 Seven

News At 4 5:00 The Chase Australia (PG)

6:00 Seven News 7:00 Movie: “Elf” (G) (’03)

Stars: Will Ferrell 9:00 Movie: “Fred Claus”

(PG) (’07) Stars: Vince Vaughn 11:20 Movie:

“Isle Of Dogs” (PG) (’18)

7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 Movie: “Upgrade”

(MA15+) (’18) Stars:

Logan Marshall-Green 9:30

Movie: “Outback” (M l) (’19)

Stars: Lauren Lofberg

5:30 Movie: “Westworld”

(PG) (’73) 7:30

Movie: “Bonnie And

Clyde” (M) (’67) Stars: Warren

Beatty 10:00 Movie:

“Disclosure” (MA15+) (’94)

12:00 Movie: “A Christmas Movie Christmas”

(G) (’19) Stars: Brant Daugherty 1:45

Garden Gurus Moments 2:00 Pointless (PG)

3:00 Tipping Point (PG) 4:00 NINE’s

Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat

6:00 NINE News 7:00 A Current Affair (PG)

7:30 Christmas With Delta Goodrem (PG)

8:00 Carols By Candlelight *Live* (PG)

7:45 Movie: “The Great

Northern Candy Drop”

(PG) (’17) Stars: Lorne

Cardinal 8:15 Movie:

“Unaccompanied Minors” (PG)

(‘’06) Stars: Dyllan Christopher

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3:00 Judge Judy (PG) 3:30 Left Off The Map

4:00 Farm To Fork 4:30 Inside Bold (PG)

5:00 10 News First 6:30 The Project (PG)

7:30 The Living Room (PG) 8:40 Have You

Been Paying Attention To 2021? (M) 9:40

Rhys Darby: Big In Japan (MA15+) 10:40

The Graham Norton Show (M) 11:40 The

Project (PG) 12:40 The Late Show (PG)

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M) 8:30 Law

& Order: SVU (M) 11:30 CSI:

Crime Scene Investigation (M)

3:00 The King Of

Queens (PG) 4:00

Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00 Friends (PG)

8:00 The Big Bang Theory

(PG) 9:30 Friends (PG)

4:15 The Wonderful World Of Chocolate

5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters And

Numbers 6:00 Mastermind 6:30 SBS World

News 7:30 Silent Night: A Song For The

World (In English/ Arabic/ German/ Hebrew)

9:10 Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender

(M l,s) 10:45 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does

Countdown (M l)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

7:30 Maine Cabin Masters 8:30

Living Alaska 9:30 Building Off

The Grid (PG)

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7:00 Shaun The Sheep

7:30 Movie: “Shaun

The Sheep Movie” (G)

(’15) Stars: Justin Fletcher 8:55

Roald Dahl’s Revolting

Rhymes (Part 1 And 2)

5:00 ABC News Hour

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 7:30 The

Vaccine 8:00 ABC News

Update 8:30 Australian Story

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30

Spicks And Specks

8:00 Hard Quiz (PG)

8:30 Movie: “Roxanne” (PG)

(’87) Stars: Steve Martin 10:15

Doctor Who (PG)

6:30 The Cook And The

Chef 7:00 The Cook Up

With Adam Liaw 7:30

River Cottage Australia 8:30

Jamie’s Great Britain 9:30 Luke

Nguyen’s Food Trail

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of

10 Cats Does Countdown (M)

8:30 Hoarders (M l) 9:20

Taskmaster (M l,s)

7:30 Movie: “The

Goonies” (PG) (’85)

Stars: Sean Astin 9:45

Movie: “Uncle Buck” (PG) (’89)

Stars: John Candy 11:45

Malcolm In The Middle (PG)

5:30 Murder, She

Wrote (PG) 6:30

Antiques Roadshow

7:30 A Very Royal Christmas

(PG) 8:30 Poirot (PG) 10:30

Midsomer Murders (M v)

2:25 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas (PG)

2:55 Hard Quiz (PG) 3:30 Christmas In

Australia 4:30 Midsomer Murders (PG) 6:00

The Penguin King With David Attenborough

7:00 ABC News On Christmas Day 7:30 The

Queen’s Christmas Message 2021 7:40 The

Royal Variety Performance 2021 (PG) 9:35

Call The Midwife (M) 10:35 Father Brown

3:00 Movie: “Jack Frost” (PG) (’98) Stars:

Michael Keaton 5:00 Highway Patrol (PG)

5:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line

(PG) 6:00 Seven News 7:00 Dogs Behaving

(Very) Badly (PG) 8:00 Movie: “National

Lampoon’s Vacation” (M d,l) (’83) Stars:

Chevy Chase 10:10 Movie: “National

Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (PG) (’89)

11:30 Christmas With Delta Goodrem (PG)

1:00 Carols By Candlelight (PG) 4:00 Movie:

“Blizzard” (G) (’03) Stars: LeVar Burton 6:00

NINE News Saturday 7:00 Movie: “Deck The

Halls” (PG) (’06) Stars: Danny DeVito 8:50

Movie: “Four Holidays” (M s) (’08) Stars:

Vince Vaughn 10:35 Queen’s Christmas

Message *Live*

3:00 Everyday Gourmet 3:30 Taste Of

Australia 4:00 Waltzing Jimeoin (PG) 4:30

Roads Less Travelled 5:00 10 News First

6:00 Terry Pratchett’s The Abominable

Snow Baby 6:30 A Baby Reindeer’s First

Christmas (PG) 7:30 The Dog House (PG)

8:30 The Cheap Seats (M) 9:30 The

Graham Norton Show (M)

3:25 NSW Seniors’ Christmas Concert 4:45

The Wonderful World Of Chocolate 5:35

Secrets Of The Toy Shop (PG) 6:30 SBS

World News 7:30 Deck The Halls: The

Luxury Christmas Decorators 8:30 On

Broadway 10:00 Movie: “Lion” (PG) (’16)

Stars: Sunny Pawar (In Hindi/ Bengali/

English)

7:30 The Yorkshire Vet

(PG) 8:30 Escape To

The Country 10:30 The

Mentalist (M v) 12:30 The Fine

Art Auction (PG) 3:30 The Real

Seachange (PG)

5:00 Billion Dollar

Wreck (PG) 5:30

Storage Wars Texas

(PG) 6:00 American Pickers

(PG) 7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 Full Custom Garage (PG)

5:00 Movie: “The Polar

Express” (G) (’04) 7:00

TBA 9:30 Movie: “Fred

Claus” (PG) (’07) Stars: Vince

Vaughn 12:00 Movie: “Pimped”

(MA15+) (’18)

7:00 Chuck And The

First People’s Kitchen

7:30 Nat King Cole:

Afraid Of The Dark 9:15 Movie:

“Rare Exports: A Christmas

Tale” (MA15+) (’10) (In Finnish)

5:00 Waltzing Jimeoin

(PG) 5:30 Stories Of

Bike (PG) 6:00 JAG

(PG) 7:00 Bondi Rescue 7:30

NCIS (M) 8:30 Law & Order:

SVU (M) 10:20 MacGyver (PG)

2:30 Brides Of Beverly

Hills (PG) 3:30 Friends

(PG) 6:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 9:45 2

Broke Girls (PG) 12:10 Home

Shopping 1:40 Mom (M d,s)

6:30 Log Cabin Living

7:30 Escape To The

Chateau (PG) 8:30

House Hunters USA 9:30

House Hunters International

10:30 House Hunters Reno

7:00 The Midnight

Gang (PG) 8:05

Wallace And Gromit

8:30 Movie: “Grandpa’s Great

Escape” (PG) (’18) Stars: Tom

Courtenay

5:30 Throwback (PG)

6:00 ABC Evening

News 6:30 Heywire

7:00 ABC News On Christmas

Day 7:30 Crocodile Territory:

Protecting A Predator

6:55 Shaun The Sheep

7:30 A Very Specky

Christmas (PG) 8:30

TBA 9:10 QI (M l) 9:40 Live At

The Apollo (PG) 10:30 TBA

11:00 Schitt’s Creek (PG)

6:35 Rick Stein’s Food

Heroes 7:40 Ainsley’s

Food We Love 8:30

Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape

9:30 Anthony Bourdain: Parts

Unknown

7:10 Travel Man (PG)

8:05 Brooklyn Nine-

Nine (PG) 8:30 The

Delorean Time Machine 9:30

The X-Files (MA15+) 1:40

Undressed (M l)

5:25 Movie: “The

Grinch” (PG) (’18) Stars:

Benedict Cumberbatch

7:00 Lego Masters Bricksmas

Special (PG) 10:30 The

Hundred With Andy Lee (M)

4:30 Movie: “White

Christmas” (PG) (’54)

Stars: Bing Crosby 7:00

Carols By Candlelight *Live*

10:00 Timeless (M v) 12:05

Gideon’s Way (PG)

12:00 ABC News Summer 12:30 Landline:

30th Anniversary Special 1:30 Doc Martin

(PG) 2:15 The Royal Variety Performance

2021 (PG) 4:25 Everyone’s A Critic (PG)

4:55 Dream Gardens 5:30 Nigella’s Cook,

Eat, Repeat 6:00 Antiques Roadshow 7:00

ABC News Sunday 7:40 Death In Paradise

(PG) 8:30 TBA 10:00 Doc Martin (PG)

10:30 Cricket: The Ashes: Test 3: Day 1:

Session 1 *Live* From The MCG [s] 12:30

The Lunch Break [s] 1:10 Session 2 *Live*

[s] 3:10 Tea Break [s] 3:30 Session 3 *Live*

[s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 7:00 Cricket: BBL:

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers *Live* [s]

9:10 Cricket: BBL: Perth Scorchers v

Melbourne Renegades *Live* [s]

1:30 Movie: “Rocky II” (PG) (’79) Stars:

Sylvester Stallone 4:00 Bondi Vet (PG) 5:00

NINE News: First At Five 5:30 RBT (PG)

6:00 NINE News Sunday 7:00 60 Minutes

(PG) 8:00 David Attenborough’s A Perfect

Planet: Oceans (PG) 9:10 Movie: “The

Matrix” (M l,v) (’99) Stars: Keanu Reeves

11:50 Chicago Med (M)

2:00 Jamie’s Easy Meals For Every Day

2:30 Roads Less Travelled (PG) 3:00 4x4

Adventures 4:00 All 4 Adventure 5:00 10

News First 6:00 Bondi Rescue (PG) 6:30

The Sunday Project (PG) 7:00 Football:

Isuzu Ute A-League Men: Round 6:

Melbourne Victory v Western United *Live*

From AAMI Park 10:00 FBI (M)

5:00 Movie: “Welcome To Country” (PG)

(’17) Stars: Alec Doomadgee 5:10 Going

Places With Ernie Dingo (PG) 5:40 By Royal

Appointment - Serving The Queen 6:30 SBS

World News 7:30 Zoo Mum (PG) 8:30 Walt

Disney (PG) 10:35 Michael Palin: Travels Of

A Lifetime (PG) 11:30 Movie: “Chef” (M)

(’14) Stars: Dustin Hoffman

6:00 TBA 6:30 TBA

7:00 Border Security -

Australia’s Front Line

(PG) 8:30 Chris Tarrant’s

Extreme Railways (PG) 9:30

Mighty Trains (PG)

5:00 Shipping Wars

(PG) 6:00 Cricket: BBL:

Sydney Thunder v

Sydney Sixers *Live* 7:00

Movie: “Firefox” (PG) (’82)

Stars: Clint Eastwood

7:30 Family Guy (M)

8:00 American Dad (M)

8:30 Ramsay’s Costa

Del Nightmares (M l) 9:30

Movie: “Outbreak” (M l) (’95)

Stars: Kevin Spacey

6:40 Coast New

Zealand (PG) 8:30

Charley Pride: I’m Just

Me (PG) 9:55 Movie: “Silent

Souls” (M v) (’10) Stars: Igor

Sergeev

4:30 Football:

A-League Women:

Round 4: Melbourne

Victory v Melbourne City *Live*

7:00 Bondi Rescue (PG) 7:30

NCIS (M v) 9:30 Star Trek (M)

3:00 Basketball:

National League:

Round 4: Sydney Kings

v Melbourne United *Live* 5:00

Friends (PG) 6:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 8:30 Friends

6:30 House Hunters

International 7:30 Good

Bones (PG) 8:30 Flip

Or Flop 9:30 Christina On The

Coast: My Perfect Paradise

10:30 Fixer To Fabulous

7:00 Movie: “Paddington”

(G) (’14) Stars:

Hugh Bonneville 8:35

Wallace And Gromit: The

Wrong Trousers (PG) 9:05 The

Boy In The Dress

6:30 Barrie Cassidy’s

One Plus One 7:00

ABC News 7:30 The

World In 2021: Year In Review

8:00 ABC News 8:25

Australian Story

7:05 The Deep 7:30

Spicks And Specks

8:00 Compass 8:30

Louis Theroux: Gambling In

Las Vegas (M l) 9:30 The

Yearly With Charlie Pickering

6:30 A Girls Guide To

Hunting Fishing And

Wild Cooking 7:00

Cheese Slices 7:30 Simply

Raymond Blanc 8:30 Rick

Stein: From Venice To Istanbul

6:35 Travel Man (PG)

7:05 The World’s

Fastest Electric Car?

8:30 Patriot Brains (M l,s) 9:25

Dark Side Of The Ring

(MA15+)

5:00 Movie: “The

Spiderwick Chronicles”

(PG) (’08) Stars:

Freddie Highmore 7:00 Movie:

“Mission Impossible” (M v) (’96)

Stars: Tom Cruise

4:20 Movie: “Hatari” (G)

(’54) Stars: Elsa

Martinelli 7:30 Movie:

“The Core” (M l) (’03) Stars:

Hilary Swank 10:10 Movie:

“Awoken” (MA15+) (’19)

3:00 ABC News 3:30 Ask The Doctor (PG)

4:00 Think Tank (PG) 5:00 Restoration

Australia (PG) 6:00 Julia Zemiro’s Home

Delivery (PG) 6:30 Movin’ To The Country

7:00 ABC News 7:30 Outback Ringer (PG)

8:00 Australian Story Summer Series 8:35

The Queen’s Green Planet 9:25 London

Zoo: An Extraordinary Year

10:30 Cricket: The Ashes: Test 3: Day 2:

Session 1 *Live* [s] 12:30 The Lunch Break

[s] 1:10 Session 2 *Live* [s] 3:10 Tea Break

[s] 3:30 Session 3 *Live* [s] 6:00 Seven

News [s] 7:00 Cricket: BBL: Hobart

Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers *Live* [s]

9:00 Cricket: BBL: Brisbane Heat v

Melbourne Stars *Live* [s]

12:00 Movie: “The Black Stallion Returns”

(G) (’83) Stars: Kelly Reno 2:00 Pointless

(PG) 3:00 Tipping Point (PG) 4:00 NINE’s

Afternoon News 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat

6:00 NINE News 7:00 A Current Affair (PG)

7:30 RBT (PG) 8:30 Australian Crime

Stories (M v) 9:40 Reported Missing (M)

11:00 Chicago Med (M)

3:00 Judge Judy (PG) 3:30 Left Off The Map

4:00 Farm To Fork 4:30 Jamie’s Easy Meals

For Every Day 5:00 10 News First 6:30 The

Project (PG) 7:30 Bondi Rescue (PG) 8:00

Territory Cops (PG) 8:30 FBI: Most Wanted

(M v) 10:30 The FBI Declassified (M v)

11:30 The Project (PG) 12:30 The Late

Show (PG) 1:30 Home Shopping

3:30 The Cook Up With Adam Liaw (PG)

4:00 Queen Victoria’s Children (PG) 5:05

Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters And Numbers

6:00 Mastermind 6:30 SBS World News

7:35 Charles And Diana: 1983 (PG) 8:30

Tony Robinson’s World By Rail (PG) 9:30 24

Hours In Emergency (M) 10:30 SBS World

News 11:00 The Crimson Rivers (In French)

5:30 Escape To The

Country 6:30 Bargain

Hunt 7:30 Doc Martin

(M) 8:30 The Inspector Lynley

Mysteries (M v) 10:30 Cold

Case (M v)

5:30 Storage Wars

Texas (PG) 6:00

Cricket: BBL: Hobart

Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers

*Live* 7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 American Pickers (PG)

7:00 The Simpsons

(PG) 7:30 Family Guy

(PG) 8:00 American

Dad (M s) 8:30 Movie: “Only

The Brave” (M) (’17) Stars:

Josh Brolin

7:30 Nuuca 7:40

Through The Wormhole

(PG) 8:30 Karla Grant

Presents (PG) 9:00 Utopia

Generations (PG) 9:30 The

X-Files (M h,v)

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M) 10:20

NCIS: New Orleans (M v)

11:20 Evil (M)

3:00 The King Of

Queens (PG) 4:00

Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00 Friends (PG)

8:00 The Big Bang Theory

(PG) 9:30 Seinfeld (PG)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

8:30 Cheap Old Houses 9:30

100 Day Dream Home 10:30

Texas Flip N Move

7:00 Horrible Histories

(PG) 7:40 Space Nova

8:00 The Penguins Of

Madagascar 8:25 The Legend

Of Korra (PG) 8:50 Danger

Mouse 9:00 Dragons

6:00 ABC News 6:30

Compass 7:00 ABC

News 7:30 7.30

Special: The Future Of

Retirement 8:00 ABC News

8:30 Australian Story

7:00 Dino Dana 7:30

Spicks And Specks

(PG) 8:00 QI (PG) 8:30

David Attenborough’s Great

Barrier Reef 9:30 George

Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

6:30 The Cook And The

Chef 7:00 The Cook Up

With Adam Liaw 7:30

Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight

Club 8:30 Alex Polizzi’s Secret

Italy

6:20 Alone (PG) 7:10

Jeopardy! (PG) 7:35 8

Out Of 10 Cats Does

Countdown (M l,s) 8:30 Dark

Side Of The 90s (MA15+) 9:20

Hypothetical (M)

6:30 That 70’s Show

(PG) 7:00 Young

Sheldon (PG) 7:30

Everybody Loves Raymond

(PG) 8:30 Movie: “Wayne’s

World 2” (PG) (’93)

5:30 Murder, She

Wrote (PG) 6:30

Antiques Roadshow

7:30 Poirot (PG) 8:40 Silent

Witness (MA15+) 10:50 Law &

Order: Criminal Intent (MA15+)

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1 hour, 36 minutes 1 hour, 45 minutes

parra news » Tuesday, December 21, 2021

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth

(Darby Camp) meets a magical

animal rescuer (John Cleese) who

gifts her a little, red puppy, she never

anticipated waking up to find a giant

ten-foot hound in her small New York

City apartment.

While her single mum (Sienna Guillory)

is away for business, Emily and

her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack

Whitehall) set out on an adventure that

will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat

as our heroes take a bite out of the Big

Apple.

Based on the beloved Scholastic book

character, Clifford will teach the world

how to love big!

‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ opens on

December 30.

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Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as

retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger,

who escapes the confines of his smalltown

Sandusky, Ohio, nursing home

after learning of his former client’s

dying wish for him to style her final

hairdo.

Pat embarks on an odyssey to confront

the ghosts of his past – and collect the

beauty supplies necessary for the job.

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journey about rediscovering ones

sparkle, and looking gorgeous while

doing so.

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stars Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans,

Michael Urie and Ira Hawkins.

‘Swan Song’ opens on Sunday,

December 26, 2021.

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All-new Corolla Cross SUV to launch in Australia in second half of 2022

NATHAN TAYLOR

Toyota has taken the covers off its

all-new Corolla Cross, which will

be launched in Australia in the

second half of 2022.

The small SUV version of the world’s

most popular passenger car joins the new

Yaris Cross launched last year as Toyota

continues to expand its SUV range.

The all-new model will be available in

Australia with a choice of front-wheel

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and an AWD model that introduces the

latest 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain for the

first time in a Toyota vehicle. All models

will also include a raft of improved Toyota

Safety Sense features.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales,

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Cross will meet the demands of small SUV

buyers as a practical, versatile and stylish

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“We know Australians love their SUVs

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our fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain

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“The all-new Corolla Cross delivers the

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Corolla Cross’ interior (overseas model).

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross, due out next year.

parra news » Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Julia

Finn MP

Lynda Voltz MP

State Member for Auburn

Merry Christmas & a

Happy New Year

We close from Monday, Dec 27

2021 and reopen on Monday,

January 10, 2022 at 9am.

JULIA FINN

State Member for Granville

Shadow Minister for Sport

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SPORT

Tuesday, December 21 2021

Wrecking ball re-signs with Parra

NATHAN TAYLOR

Christmas has come early for Eels fans

with Parramatta announcing the

re-signing of forward Junior Paulo

until the end of the 2026 season.

Making his NSW Origin debut in 2020, the

28-year-old has made his mark as one of the

NRL’s best front rowers.

After a losing a number of forwards to other

clubs in recent months, the re-signing of Paulo

is considered pivotal in keeping Parramatta’s

premiership window open for at least another

few years.

Praising Paulo’s talent and work ethic,

Parramatta Eels Club General Manager of

Football, Mark O’Neill, said he was thrilled to

land the Samoan international on a new threeyear

deal.

“Junior is not just a skilful front rower, he is

an asset to the club both on and off the field,”

he said.

“His selection into the NSW Origin team is a

testament to his ability and the hard work he

puts into his game.”

As a Parramatta junior, Paulo made his NRL

debut with the Eels in 2013 before playing 55

games for the Canberra Raiders between 2016

and 2018.

Junior Paulo is staying at the Eels. Photo: NRL Images.

He returned to the Eels in 2019 and is now

approaching 200 NRL games.

Following the acquisitions of Josh Hodgson

and Bailey Simonsson earlier this month, it’s

been a strong December for the Eels.

Haze Dunster also signed a new deal with the

club last week.

Paulo was said to be in high demand around

the league, with new NRL club The Dolphins

showing particular interest in the 123kg

wrecking ball.

The Eels will finish up pre-season training

this week before returning to the paddock in

early January to prepare for the 2022 season –

and their chase for an elusive fifth premiership.

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