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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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School curriculum reform gets thumbs up from local teachers

The school curriculum is currently undergoing significant changes under the guidance of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The leaders at one local school, Macarthur Anglican, say they like what they have seen so far. In a recent address to more than 300 learning leaders, NESA CEO Paul Martin spokeRead more »


Koala experts to discuss state of play in Campbelltown colony

A koala in the wild snapped by the South West Voice in Kentlyn in 2018. Koala experts will share their knowledge and passion of koalas at a seminar next month to mark the first anniversary of the Koalatown program. The Wild Koala Seminar will be held at Campbelltown Arts CentreRead more »


Massive tributes to Tommy this Sunday and Campbelltown in round 9

Wests Tigers will honour the late Tommy Raudonikis by retiring the number seven jersey across all four grades this Sunday at Leichhardt Oval. There are also plans for another celebration at the next home game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in round nine. Responding to the extraordinary response to the newsRead more »


Food hamper program gets welcome cash injection

The Spring Farm based Australia Pacific and Maori Community Services has received a cash injection towards their food hamper project. Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves has announced that the group will receive a $5,000 grant under the Multicultural Community Covid Support Grant program. Mr Sidgreaves praised Australia Pacific and MaoriRead more »


How sweet it is: sugar used to put weeds out of business

Sweet: Before, and below, the site is clear of weeds. A sweet way to manage weed infestations near Liverpool is showing promising results. The successful trial using sugar to get rid of weeds at Wattle Grove Lake now looks set to become the norm. A scientific study conducted by theRead more »


Hospital workers chant for Gladys: no fee, park for free

When a car drove past the protest rally against paid parking at Campbelltown Hospital and beeped its horn in support, a huge cheer went up. Earlier, scores of nurses, midwives and other health services staff chanted just as enthusiastically: No fee, park for free. There to support them were localRead more »


Campbelltown Hospital staff join forces to protest against paid parking

In just over two hours, nurses, midwives, doctors, allied health and health services staff will join forces in a protest against the introduction of paid parking at Campbelltown Hospital. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) Macarthur branch will gather in their lunch break today, alongside other publicRead more »


Bigger Badgally Road now boasts four lanes

Critical upgrade: Badgally Road at the Blaxland Road intersection. Badgally Road, from North Steyne Road to Eagle Vale Drive, is just 1.3 kilometres long. But Badgally Road, which links up with Gregory Hills Drive, is such a strategic arterial road, that widening those 1.3km is a big deal. The $5.76Read more »


Macarthur Tavern to stay open until 3am six days a week

Macarthur Tavern has won its bid for extended trading hours. The owners of the Macarthur Tavern, located on the corner of Gilchrist Drive and Kellicar Road, have won a legal battle to open earlier and closer later. The original application for extended trading hours was lodged with Campbelltown Council inRead more »

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