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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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Man dies in single vehicle crash at Wedderburn

A man has died, and a second man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition, following a single-vehicle crash in Wedderburn last night. Emergency services were called to Lysaght Road at Wedderburn around 6.10pm, following reports a vehicle had crashed and rolled. Despite the efforts of emergency services,Read more »


Young community leader puts his hand up for Campbelltown Council

Josh Cotter, the founder of local community organisation Rise Above, has revealed he will be running for Campbelltown Council at the December 4 local government elections. Cotter will be leading the ticket for the Community First Party. Current councillor Paul Lake, who established Community First, is retiring after almost 20Read more »


Council green light for new Covid support measures

A package of Covid support measures proposed by councillors Nathan Hagarty and Charishma Kaliyanda have been given the green light at Liverpool Council. “With numbers continuing to rise, people are stressed, anxious and uncertain about the future,’’ says Cr Hagarty. “But help is on the way. Businesses will have accessRead more »

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Future looking bright, despite pandemic setbacks

Despite the setbacks created by the Covid-19 pandemic, plans for Liverpool City’s growth and development have not been put on pause. Major developments in the Liverpool local government area were on the agenda when Liverpool City Council brought together business leaders and experts, developers and council staff to discuss itsRead more »


Mobile AstraZeneca vaccination clinics to hit the road on Monday

The South Western Sydney Local Health District, which has already provided 100,000 jabs so far, will launch more mobile AstraZeneca vaccination clinics from next Monday. It will mean greater opportunities for South Western Sydney region residents, most of whom are now in strict lockdown, to get vaccinated close to whereRead more »


Major makeover for bushland treasure at Rosemeadow

Weeds are being removed, seeds collected and bushland revegetated as part of the revitalisation of more than 100 acres of Noorumba Reserve at Rosemeadow. The work, which is part of a biodiversity stewardship agreement, also includes erosion control measures, removal of rubbish, assessing feral animal control measures and installing fencingRead more »


Our mental health under siege as Covid restrictions bite hard

Cheryl Paradella says now more than ever it’s important to continue the conversation on mental health. “The devastating impact of the bushfires, closely followed by the Covid-19 pandemic, has had an enormous impact on mental health in our community,’’ says the president of Beautiful Minds South-West Sydney. Beautiful Minds willRead more »


Warning for livestock farmers after fatal poisonings of animals

Livestock producers in outer South West Sydney are being warned to watch for signs of plant toxicity in their animals following several fatal poisonings in the region. Greater Sydney Local Land Services District veterinarian Dr Aziz Chowdhury said he had responded to calls for assistance from a local producer nearRead more »


On with the show as health research seminar goes online

Hear world leaders talk about the latest breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research by watching the virtual Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase seminar from the comfort of your own home. People from the South Western Sydney region and around the world zoomed in to be part of the July seminar,Read more »


Love the Dilly $600,000 extension to boost local business

Community leaders say extending the popular Love the Dilly campaign will be a game changer for Wollondilly Shire. Love the Dilly will be extended thanks to a $600,000 grant from the state and federal government funded bushfire local recovery fund. A range of promotional activities aimed at increasing awareness ofRead more »


Covid vaccination centre close to home opens its doors

First cab off the rank: Margaret Downey, Brett Emerton (top) and Mal Fruean (bottom). Former Socceroo Brett Emerton was among the first people to roll up their sleeves and receive a Covid-19 injection when the South Western Sydney vaccination centre at Glenquarie Town Centre opened its doors for the firstRead more »


Freelander goes into bat for internet connectivity at Claymore

Local federal MP Dr Mike Freelander is telling Claymore residents who have been paying for their regular internet connection, but not receiving it, to get compensation. Some residents of Claymore have been without properly working internet for three months. The interruption to internet connectivity was caused after an NBN towerRead more »

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