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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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Recovery focus must be on jobs, says Macarthur MP

With some government backing, local businesses could lead the way in creating the jobs needed as we recover from the pandemic, says Dr Mike Freelander. The federal member for Macarthur points out that the unemployment rate in his electorate is projected to be 7.3 percent, a rate that is significantlyRead more »


Ben Raue’s Tally Room ready for council elections

Some dismiss council elections as not worth the trouble, but one person who will be keeping a close eye on the entire process is Ben Raue. A former Greens candidate for Campbelltown Council and state and federal elections, Mr Raue runs a website and podcast, both called The Tally Room,Read more »


This man is wanted over revocation of parole warrant

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate this man, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant. Justin Bullock, aged 32, is wanted by virtue of an outstanding revocation of parole warrant. Justin is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 160cm – 165cm tall, of thin build, with brownRead more »


Year 7 students working up some steam solving real world problems

Once a year, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and maths – STEAM for short – are in the spotlight for Year 7 students at Macarthur Anglican School. The day is all about teaching students about problem-solving, creative solutions and real-world challenges and 2021 was no exception. “At this year’s event students were asked toRead more »


All hands on deck to help residents hit by monster storm

Thirlmere residents posted their storm damage photos on social media. Wollondilly Shire Council has opened up the Mayor’s Relief Fund to provide extra support to residents impacted by Saturday’s severe storm event. Affected residents from Thirlmere, Tahmoor and Picton who aren’t covered by insurance can now apply for up toRead more »


Western Sydney Airport, CSIRO team up on jobs of the future

Local students are being inspired to take up exciting careers and work at Sydney’s second international airport thanks to a new partnership between Western Sydney Airport and CSIRO. Western Sydney Airport chief executive officer Simon Hickey says the airport at Badgerys Creek will be the catalyst for the creation ofRead more »


Club Menangle pay up for a good cause when women win races

Stephanie Lippiatt drove Bad To The Bone NZ to victory. Every time a woman driver or trainer was involved in a harness race victory during the year, Club Menangle – as supporters of the WomenCan Team Teal campaign –  paid up. The final tally was $10,200 from 45 wins recordedRead more »


Reopening of public facilities gathering pace from next Monday

Reopening from next Monday: Quondong at night. Historic Quondong, Campbelltown’s visitor information centre located near the arts centre, is one of several local venues reopening to the public from next Monday, October 25. Campbelltown Council has this afternoon announced that the Queen Street Civic Centre and the public libraries atRead more »


Tourism and events package just what the doctor ordered

Casula Powerhouse is one of Liverpool’s great tourist attractions. Before the pandemic, tourism contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to Liverpool’s local economy and provided thousands of jobs. Lockdowns and restrictions however have a detrimental impact. In just one 12 month period, tourism’s contribution to the local economy declined byRead more »


Woman in court over online grooming of child

Strike Force Trawler detectives have charged a woman following an investigation into alleged online child exploitation offences. The 48 year old woman was arrested at Liverpool railway station earlier this week. She was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with two counts of using a carriage service to groomRead more »

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