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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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Woman, 75, has been charged with sex act on man, 55

Detectives have charged a woman over the alleged sexual touching of a man at a facility in Campbelltown. Last week a 55-year-old man attended a police station and reported several incidents of alleged sexual touching by a woman known to him. The matter was referred to officers attached to theRead more »

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Another motorcycle rider loses his life on our roads

A motorcycle rider has died in a single-vehicle crash in Leppington overnight. About 11.30pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to Price Ridge following reports a motorcycle had left the roadway and crashed. The rider, a 23-year-old man, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained significant head injuries. Officers attachedRead more »

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Pointing a laser at Polair lands Glen Alpine man in court

A man will appear in court today charged after allegedly pointing a laser at a NSW Police aircraft from a Glen Alpine residence last night. About 9.45pm yesterday PolAir3 – a Bell 429 helicopter – was flying in the area to assist Campbelltown Police Area Command with inquiries, when theyRead more »

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We’re beyond breaking point: Liverpool Hospital nurses to hold rally

Liverpool Hospital nurses and midwives -who say they are past breaking point – will hold a rally in their own time tomorrow morning. They want a commitment from the NSW government to urgently address the long-standing staffing crisis being further exposed by the current Covid-19 outbreak. The rally will beRead more »

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Today is the day we recognise our quiet achievers

Campbelltown Australia Day citizen of the year Lesley Robson. Some of the quiet achievers and local heroes of Macarthur were acknowledged this morning at Australia Day celebrations across the region. In Camden and Campbelltown the winners of the 2022 Australia Day awards were made online by the mayors, while WollondillyRead more »

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Keeping cool in the great outdoors is easier than ever

The days of parks and reserves without some sort of shade are almost over. In recent years local councils have been installing shade sails to ensure the comfort of families using these outdoor community facilities, especially in summer. Camden Council has been proactive in this area, especially in the pastRead more »

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Our newly elected councillors are going back to ‘school’

The newly elected councillors will be going back to school next month: a 12 week series of webinars titled Hit the Ground Running will teach councillors the know-how to work together for the greater good of their local communities. These in-depth webinars will cover a councillor’s role and responsibilities, financialRead more »

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Vocational education pathway opens door to young migrants, refugees

TAFE NSW and J.P. Morgan have expanded their landmark First Step program for young people to support South Western Sydney’s newly arrived migrant and refugee community.   The part-time pathway program offers free training to young people aged between 15 and 24 to help introduce them to vocational education. It’s now been expanded to give young people from newly arrived migrant and refugee backgrounds an overview of the construction, manufacturing andRead more »

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Dharawal Cup #1 done and dusted and everyone’s a winner

On Saturday, January 22, Ron Dine Memorial Reserve in Camden hosted a new community sporting event with a difference. Dharawal Cup Day combined football clashes between Camden Tigers sides and Indigenous invitation teams that included players from across NSW and even Queensland. And while football was the main theme, aRead more »

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Man dies after his car crashed into tree at Ingleburn

A man has died following a single vehicle crash in Ingleburn overnight. About 10.20pm emergency services were called to Bensley Road after a blue Hyundai Getz had hit a tree. The driver, and sole occupant, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene. He is yetRead more »

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