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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 first time, information-based scientific analysis of the NSW Police Force. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Police and Emergency Services Minister, Stuart Ayres, Special Projects Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher and Human Resources Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, were joined by Dr Michael Kennedy from UWS and… Read more »

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 over four years in six locations where there have been a high number of child protection reports for children in this age bracket.   As the Deputy Chair – Committee on Children and Young People, I felt privileged to be invited to speak at such… Read more »

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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 the Middle East and helped create The Australian Light Horse Legend. “Whilst Gallipoli is one of the ANZACS best known battles in military history, the Battle of Beersheba is described as one of Australia’s greatest military triumphs,” Mr Matheson said. “This battle and the men… Read more »

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Big projects lead the way in council budget

Campbelltown Council will embark on an $89 million capital works program to build, maintain and enhance the city’s infrastructure over the next 12 months after councillors approved the 2020-2021 budget at this week’s council meeting. The delivery program and operational plan includes a total budget of $272 million and outlinesRead more »


Thanks for the ‘toll mania’, Premier

It may have been a slip of the tongue, but outer South Western Sydney motorists would have agreed with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian when she described the opening of new motorways as “toll mania’’. She was talking to the media during an inspection of the nine kilometre long M8 twinRead more »


Transport corridors around new airport locked in

The NSW Government has finally confirmed the final corridors which will support the delivery of the proposed Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, South West rail link extension and Western Sydney freight line. Preserving vital corridors for three new transport links will pave the way for a significant boostRead more »


Truck drivers injured in Hume Highway crash

A man has been injured after two B-Double trucks collided on the Hume Highway near Narellan Road this morning. About 8.15am emergency services were called to the Hume Highway following reports of an accident near the Jim Affleck bridge. Officers attached to Campbelltown Police Area Command, NSW Ambulance paramedics andRead more »


Young Aussies fearful of the future

Headspace Campbelltown youth advocate Chloe Gray says one of the biggest things she has noticed during Covid-19 is “people really struggling with motivation’’. “Our whole lives have changed and we’re being told that our jobs, our future goals and what we’ve been looking forward to may not even be possibleRead more »


Koalas extinct by 2050 – unless we act

NSW Labor have demanded urgent action after an upper house inquiry report revealed koalas could be extinct by 2050. The report made several alarming findings, including: Koala populations in NSW will become extinct before 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to align planning, forestry, land clearing and offsetting policies toRead more »


Local TAFE students top of the pops

Three Macarthur region TAFE NSW students have taken out awards in the 2020 Southern and South West Sydney training awards. They are Campbelltown’s Maxine Colligan who was named apprentice of the year, and Picton’s Samuel Jenks, who took out the school student of the year category. Rhonda Sampson, pictured above, was namedRead more »


Shooting with intent to murder

A 25 year old man has been charged over the shooting of another man more than a year ago near Campbelltown. He was arrested by Campbelltown detectives at a unit on O’Sullivan Rd, Leumeah, as pictured above. He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with shooting with intentRead more »


School’s World War II memorial project

Rosemeadow Public School will soon have a dedicated space for students to remember the service and sacrifice of Australian soldiers. The school has received $7,500 in funding from the Australian Government’s Saluting their Service commemorative grants program for the project. The outdoor learning space will help students to appreciate andRead more »


People power wins on unfair caravan toll

A victory from a people power campaign in outer South Western Sydney will benefit everyone who tows a caravan in NSW. State Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has credited a community led campaign for a rebate scheme that will provide toll relief for drivers on Sydney’s motorways towing aRead more »


Candice is charging towards the finish line

Candice Lollback, a Campbelltown hairdresser who always had a passion for cars, has revved up her career and is on her way to becoming a mechanical engineer thanks to TAFE NSW.  Females account for just 12.4 percent of the engineering industry according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Ms Lollback isRead more »


Camden’s massive $336 million budget

Camden Council has unveiled a massive $336 million budget for 2020-21 in which spending focuses on community infrastructure and Covid-19 support programs for residents and business. It includes a $178 million capital works program and a budget surplus of almost $2 million reinvested into the community of the fastest growingRead more »

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