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Get on the business bus, says MP

The State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, wants local business owners, and anyone thinking about starting a business, to get out and see the NSW Government’s Small Business Bus when it returns to Queen Street, (opposite KFC) Campbelltown on Thursday, August 7 between 9am and 3pm. “This service provides free, personalized advice and I would… Read more »

Let’s rock: Getting ready for the Liverpool Mayoral Ball are John and Buffy from YADA, Anne-Maree Curry from Liverpool Hospital and Mayor Ned Mannoun.

Liverpool to kick up heels at mayoral ball

      Liverpool’s inaugural Mayoral Ball will raise funds for the Cancer Wellness Centre and the Youth Adult Disabled Association. The Ball will be held on August 23 and promises to be the city’s premier event of the year. The black-tie event includes a three-course meal, live entertainment and the opportunity to network with… Read more »

Threatened species focus of art comp

Kids in the Macarthur region are invited to learn about local threatened species and create artwork highlighting the plight of some of our region’s special plants and animals as part of this year’s Threatened Species Art Competition. The competition aims to raise awareness of Biodiversity Month in September and Threatened Species Day on September 7…. Read more »

Moorebank intermodal fight hots up

Liverpool City Council continues its strong opposition to the Moorebank mega-freight terminals with the launch of a new radio and online campaign which highlights the impacts of the development. Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun said the increased traffic will significantly affect the lifestyle of local residents, and commuters on major roads. Each day the intermodal… Read more »

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Wanderers prepare for ACL and FFA Cup campaigns with State League opposition

With a maiden FFA Cup campaign followed by a two-legged AFC Champions League Quarter Final to deal with, the Western Sydney Wanderers will prepare by playing three games against state league opposition. Macarthur Rams, Canberra FC and APIA Leichhardt will all play host to Western Sydney before the team heads to South Australia to face… Read more »

Camden pharmacy in robbery

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Camden on Sunday, July 20. Shortly after 9am a man entered a pharmacy on Argyle Street and approached two female attendants before demanding medication. The man was also seen holding a syringe filled with an unknown liquid at the time. He fled the location a short time later… Read more »


A new voice for Liverpool and Macarthur

Welcome to the South West Voice: First and foremost this new online local newspaper will let nothing stop it from being the voice of the people who call Liverpool and Campbelltown home. This will be a uniquely fearless and independent voice; a quality newspaper that reports fairly and without any hidden agendas and always puts… Read more »

Russell Matheson

Macarthur area’s special role in Battle of Beersheba: Matheson

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson spoke in parliament today, July 17, to raise awareness of the Australian Light Horse regiments who fought in the Battle of Beersheba and Macarthur’s special role as a training ground for these men and their horses. In his speech Mr Matheson spoke about the remarkable and decisive victory changed the history of… Read more »


Boys in blue to also rise for Alex McKinnon

The NSW Police Force is getting behind the Rise For Alex Round this weekend with the Police Commissioner encouraging all officers to show support for injured rugby league player Alex McKinnon (pictured). NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the police force is steeped in rugby league tradition with many officers over the years playing the… Read more »


New coach takes reins at Wanderers women’s team

The Wanderers’ women’s league team will have a new coach in the new season, Norm Boardman. His appointment was announced earlier today, July 17. Having worked with the squad as assistant coach in the 2013/14 season, Boardman’s familiarity of the club and players will merge well with his wealth of experience from his previous roles… Read more »

Another location would be a better option for the intermodal, says Menai MP  Melanie Gibbons

Liverpool youth services win boost

Youth services in Liverpool have been greatly improved following the opening of Uniting Care Burnside’s Youth Hope Program.   Youth Hope is a service for vulnerable young people aged 9-15 who are at risk of significant harm as a result of neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or drug and alcohol use. The service is being trialled… Read more »

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UWS to help find stress solutions for cops

A landmark research project will help NSW Police Force develop fresh solutions to help officers become more resilient and assist those suffering from stress-related illness. The three-year project will see academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) survey serving police officers and conduct further study to develop, for the… Read more »

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