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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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Camden’s inclusive play space named 2020 park of the year

Curry Reserve at Elderslie was recently crowned Park of the Year at the 2020 Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence but Camden Council are not surprised at all by the honour. The water play space, which opened in September last year, is an inclusive facility with accessible activities, wetRead more »


Domestic violence call at Gregory Hills ends with arrest

A man was due to appear in court today after he allegedly assaulted two police officers at Gregory Hills on Sunday night. The incident occurred when officers from Camden Police Area Command attended a home on Rosella Circuit following reports of a domestic incident. Police spoke with the occupants, aRead more »


Campbelltown Council leads the way for local manufacturing

Thanks to Covid-19, local manufacturing is back in vogue. State and federal governments have got involved with initiatives that boost local manufacturing, especially personal protective equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks. Now Campbelltown Council has entered the field with a plan to bring all local manufacturers together. It wants CampbelltownRead more »


Oakdale Workers Club now part of the Macarthur FC family

The new club board at this morning’s announcement. Also in the picture is MP Nat Smith, centre back. Macarthur FC Bulls have become the first A-League club with its own social club. It follows an announcement this morning that the Bulls and Oakdale Workers have linked up to ensure theRead more »


Scrap M5 toll calls as petition lands in parliament

NSW Labor today lodged a petition in NSW Parliament calling on the Government to scrap the unfair new toll on the M5 East, which motorists can ill-afford during the ongoing recession. The petition collected more than 10,000 signatures, forcing a debate on the issue in Parliament. Since July, motorists have been slappedRead more »


Football clubs applaud council decision to waive ground fees

Football NSW has applauded the decision by Camden Council to waive ground hire costs and urged other councils to support football clubs. Camden Council, led by Mayor Cr Theresa Fedeli, decided to waive ground hire costs for sporting clubs and associations with seasonal bookings at council managed sports grounds andRead more »


International praise for Recovery College transition

South Western Sydney Recovery College may have only just entered its second year of providing education programs to support mental health recovery, but the organisation’s successful transition to online learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has received international praise. Recovery College is funded by South Western Sydney Primary HealthRead more »


Pair in court and statue of Caesar the dog recovered

A man and a woman will appear in court later this month after being charged with the theft of an expensive statue of a dog. The theft of the statue happened about 2.10am on Thursday, December 22, at Edmondson Park Railway Station. The statue of the dog, known as Caesar,Read more »


Council hails new community facility

Catherine Park residents have a new meeting spot right on their doorstep following the completion of the Catherine Park community facility. The $2.4 million project for the growing suburb included the construction of a combined sports field amenities building and community hall. The building allows for the community hall andRead more »


‘We consider ourselves really lucky to be Australians’

Campbelltown resident Shella Calubaquib, who moved to Australia in 2012 from the Philippines, says she was delighted to receive her citizenship this year. She was one of more than 200 local residents who received their Australia citizenship online because of the pandemic restrictions. “Australia is a really beautiful place, there’sRead more »


Images released from Smeaton Grange wrecking yard fireball

Do you recognise either of these men pictured left and right? Camden Police are appealing for public assistance following the suspicious fire that destroyed a number of cars in Smeaton Grange. About 3.45am on August 22, emergency services were called to a wrecking yard at Camden Valley Way after reportsRead more »

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