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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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Meet TAFE fitness graduate changing lives of young women

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has become the first gym in NSW to deliver a unique female wellness project for young women in Western Sydney, with the help of a TAFE NSW graduate. Marilyn Oliver, who completed a Certificate III and IV in Fitness at TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields, is nowRead more »


Turbo charge your career prospects at TAFE

If you finished school last year and aren’t sure what to do next, consider this: there’s never been a better time to do a TAFE college course or be a tradie. Whether you’re interested in fashion design or another trade, visit either Campbelltown or Macquarie Fields InfoFest next week toRead more »


Caring for animals after Wollondilly fires a community effort

Caring for animals in the aftermath of the devastating fires in the Wollondilly Shire was a real community effort, says Sydney Metro Wildlife Service (SMWS). Volunteers Jamie and Wendy Illistom said the support they have been receiving from the local community during this time was “fantastic’’. “The local vets haveRead more »

Charged man tried to run from police while being searched

Charged man tried to run from police while being searched

A man has been charged with supplying drugs and assaulting police after being arrested in Campbelltown yesterday. About 1.30pm officers attached to the Campbelltown Proactive Crime Team stopped a man on Hoddle Avenue and a search of the 31-year-old man allegedly revealed a large amount of cash in his wallet.Read more »


Life long volunteer will do the honours on Australia Day

Josephine Peter started volunteering in 1940 when she was seven years of age and knitted a pair of socks for Australian soldiers fighting in World War II. She ended up knitting 450 pairs of socks and never stopped volunteering since then. As Camden’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2020, Ms Peter,Read more »


Warning over prolonged exposure to bush fire smoke

We cannot underestimate the health implications of prolonged smoke exposure caused by the bush fires, says Dr Mike Freelander. The federal MP for Macarthur is calling on the government to tackle what he says is a public health emergency. “The ramifications for individual’s respiratory health that this national crisis hasRead more »


Women arrested trying to illegally enter Bargo poultry farm

Two women face multiple charges after allegedly trying to illegally enter a poultry farm near Bargo overnight. The pair, from Kurrajong and Merrylands, were detained by security guards as they tried to enter the farm around midnight. Police were called and officers from Camden Police Area Command were called toRead more »


Hit the road: making sure we’re ready for population boom

Camden Council has landed a $3.5 million bonanza to upgrade and design key road corridors ahead of a population boom. The funding, granted under the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan’s Local Roads Package, will go toward two key projects. The first is the Porrende Street upgrade, which involves demolition and reconstructionRead more »


Buxton man fifth person charged over supply of firearms

A Buxton man has become the fifth person to be charged by Strike Force Raptor over the supply of drugs and firearms by a criminal group. The 23 year old was arrested at Southern Highlands Police Station yesterday. He was charged with supplying a prohibited firearm to an unauthorised personRead more »