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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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New Campbelltown Hospital construction officially completed

Construction of the new 12 storey clinical services building at Campbelltown Hospital, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment, is now officially complete. Complete to the point it received a visit this morning from the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and the health minister Brad Hazzard. Also there wereRead more »


Leading edge of local manufacturing revolution will be in our backyard

Work is under way on a $260 million shared-use research facility on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport. The full-scale Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) will be the focal point of the new Bradfield City Centre, the giant urban and employment area next to the airport. PremierRead more »


Community Hero award for our Meals on Wheels team

For 50 years Campbelltown Meals on Wheels has enabled the aged and people with disabilities live independent lives. It has done that by delivering nutritious meals which enables them to remain in their own homes. The meals are delivered by a dedicated and trained team of volunteers, Monday to FridayRead more »


Singhs social motorcycle club to hit the road for koalas

Koalas may be an endangered species, but they seem to have a lot of friends in lots of different places. Including the Singhs Social Motorcycle Club Australia, who will hit the road this Sunday to do their bit to save the iconic native animals. The club are teaming up withRead more »


Relocation of Airds, Claymore residents to make way for new housing

Everyone in Campbelltown knows that the two huge housing commission estates at Airds and Claymore are undergoing substantial redevelopment. It is similar to what happened at the Minto housing commission area. Housing Commission homes were bulldozed and replaced with a mix of private and government houses, in what most peopleRead more »


Three arrested near scene of home invasion at St Helens Park

Campbelltown Police have arrested three armed men who were fleeing the scene of a home invasion near Campbelltown yesterday afternoon. Police will allege in court that three men broke into the Fullerton Circuit, St Helens Park home and threatened the occupants with firearms, demanding cash. A shot was fired duringRead more »


There are no plans for housing on Antill golf course: mayor, CEO

Wollondilly Council says Antill Golf Course is not going anywhere. In an extraordinary media release that’s come out of the blue, both the mayor and general manager have strongly defended council’s ‘’commitment’’ to the historic golf course. They both reject suggestions that the 90 acres of land would be soldRead more »


Multi-skilling is now the key to successful career path

Leaving school at 16 to pursue a trade was the best thing I’ve ever done, says Spring Farm resident Cameron Tregoning. “I’ve always enjoyed practical, hands-on learning, and I found school didn’t really offer me that,” says the 23 year old. But Cameron hasn’t just proved that the HSC isRead more »

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