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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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Makeover will modernise facilities at Camden Showground

Historic Camden Showground will receive a long overdue facelift to modernise its facilities. The Showground, which is located a stone’s throw from the centre of Camden, hosts major events, including the annual Camden Show. It will be upgraded with a $700, 000 grant from the state government’s Crown lands showgroundRead more »


Let’s get real on Appin Road, before more die on it

Appin road is a major arterial road connecting the booming Macarthur region and the Illawarra – but maybe the State Government didn’t get the memo. “Appin Road is no longer a dirt track used to cart coal up and down,’’ says Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, who has been advocating forRead more »


Winter appeal to help keep our homeless warm

More and more families in Macarthur are either in crisis or on the precipice of becoming homeless – just as the coldest time of the year arrives. Kim Landouw from Big Yellow Umbrella agrees. “In the past 18 months, we have seen an enormous increase in the prevalence of couchRead more »


Weddings, parties, anything: Wollondilly’s bold plan

Destination weddings, overnight stays, entertainment events and markets could provide the Wollondilly Shire with a jobs boom. Wollondilly Council has come up with a bold plan to make it easier for such events to take place, including on rural properties. It is proposing to amend the Wollondilly Local Environmental PlanRead more »


Flood prone Wallacia no place for a huge necropolis

Wallacia residents say the last thing their flood prone township needs is a massive necropolis. A development application for a 775,000 interment cemetery and crematorium in Wallacia was lodged with Liverpool Council. President of the Wallacia Progress Association, Jane McLuckie, who is opposed to the development, highlighted flooding as aRead more »


Nurses and midwives walk off the job at Campbelltown, Liverpool

Hundreds of nurses and midwives walked off the job at Liverpool and Campbelltown hospitals yesterday afternoon, frustrated their ongoing calls for safe staffing have been ignored by the NSW government. Despite intimidation tactics, including threats of disciplinary action, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members at both South Western SydneyRead more »


Independent throws hat into ring to become Liverpool mayor

Community campaigner Michael Andjelkovic says an independent mayor is what just Liverpool needs. Mr Andjelkovic has this week thrown his hat into the ring, announcing he will be running for mayor at the September 4 council elections. He becomes the second candidate in the race for the top job soRead more »

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Exploding cat numbers force council to take action

According to the RSPCA there are almost 24,000 owned cats and between 10,000 and 20,000 unowned or semi owned cats in the Liverpool local government area. With community concern around nuisance cats and uncontrolled cat populations on the rise, council says it will implement Urban Cat Management Plan 2021 toRead more »


Organising chat with council duty planner goes online

As the Wollondilly Shire grows, bookings for council duty planners are increasing. As part of improvements to its development information service, Wollondilly Council this week has launched an online booking system which gives customers the opportunity to make an appointment with a duty planner at a time that suits themRead more »

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