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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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Driver allegedly offered cash bribe to police officers

A driver who allegedly attempted to bribe police and a p-plater have been charged with drink-driving over the weekend in outer South Western Sydney. In one of the incidents officers from Liverpool City Traffic and Highway Patrol were performing stationary breath testing on the Hume Highway at Warwick Farm, whenRead more »

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Health concerns for missing Picton man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man reported missing from outer South Western Sydney. Aaron O’Brien, aged 31, was last seen on Christmas Eve in the Picton area. Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation. The missing man, pictured, is describedRead more »

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Cockfighting at Catherine Field: 34 men charged

Organised Crime Squad detectives have laid charges against 34 men after dismantling an illegal cockfighting syndicate and seizing 71 fighting cockerels in outer South western Sydney. The 34 men – aged between 19 and 77 – have been issue with a Court Attendance Notice for promoting, organising and attending anRead more »

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How fireproof is your animal emergency plan?

Local Land Services (LLS) is reminding livestock owners to ensure they continue to be prepared for the threat of bushfires this summer. Following high rainfall across the state, vegetation has grown quickly, bringing with it the risk of grass fires. LLS animal biosecurity and welfare business partner Scott Ison saidRead more »

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Better regions funding to build community cohesion

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has called on councils and community organisations in the region to apply for funding under round five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). He says applications are now open.  “2020 was a challenging year with bushfires, drought and a global pandemic but theRead more »

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By George, he’s a terrific Australia Day ambassador

As far as Australia Day ambassadors go you can’t get better ones than Camden’s 2021 man, Paralympian George Tonna. The 46-year-old, who has Cerebral Palsy, has an impressive line-up of achievements, which is a credit to his resilience and strength. He represented Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games, as vice-captainRead more »

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Bleak future awaits our koala colony, says Labor

The Berejiklian Government has copped a blasting for refusing to commit to 31 recommendations from the recent parliamentary inquiry into koalas which spectacularly warned the iconic species will be extinct before 2050. The ramifications of the government’s inaction could spell the end of Campbelltown’s precious disease free colony, warns localRead more »

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Six tons of cardboard add weight to success of recycling day

Recycling must be high on the agenda for Camden residents if the record amount of recycling dropped off at council’s recycling drop off event over the weekend is any guide. There were more than 300 cars drove in to drop off six tons of cardboard and 160 cubic metres ofRead more »

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High school technology course heading to Campbelltown

STEM moves: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Senator Marise Payne with members of the Academy for Enterprising Girls at a function in Canberra. High school students in the Campbelltown area will be invited to get hands-on opportunities to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as part ofRead more »

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Successful local businessman David Hazlett has passed away

David Hazlett, one of the most successful businessmen of the region, has passed away early in the New Year. His death was posted in a notice on social media and headed: Vale David Cameron Hazlett“It is with much sadness that the Hazlett family, David’s long term partner, Victoria Nasso andRead more »

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This bundle of joy was born two minutes into 2021

A beautiful baby boy named Viyan Karmacharya has secured a place in local history. The bouncing bundle of joy was the first baby born in a south western Sydney public hospital in 2021, coming into the world at 12:02am AEDT on Friday, January 1. Viyan weighed in at 3.13 kilogramsRead more »

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Find out how to apply for Clubgrants money

Community organisations and groups are invited to an information session in Campbelltown to find out how they can apply for funding through Clubgrants for a local project. The information session will be held at the Campbelltown Catholic Club on Thursday, February 11 at 5pm. Mayor George Brticevic is calling onRead more »

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