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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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Council measures to ease pressure on residents, business

Campbelltown residents will be able to access financial hardship support from council which will allow them 12 months to pay any outstanding accounts, including rates, interest free as part of community support measures announced earlier today. Council says that will form part of its first round of business and communityRead more »


Council elections postponed for 12 months

Residents who were hoping to seek election to their local council in September will have to keep their powder dry for a little longer than they had planned. To provide certainty to councils, communities and potential candidates, the NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September local governmentRead more »


Local MP: I’m here to help any way I can

Federal Labor MP Anne Stanley says she is committed to helping the people of Werriwa in any way possible during the difficult weeks and months ahead. “The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic is being felt at a local level and our community of Werriwa will only get through thisRead more »


Path to better health for Aboriginal women

A workshop series on preventative health care for Aboriginal women aged from 40 will be repeated in other areas of South Western Sydney Local Health District following the success of its pilot program in Liverpool. Karen Beetson, the district’s deputy director of Aboriginal health, says the women who participated inRead more »


Council facilities closed down in Campbelltown

Campbelltown Council has announced that it has closed a number of facilities to the public, including gyms, pools and libraries, following health advice from federal and state authorities in response to the impact of COVID-19. Residents are being assured that council’s essential services such as planning, waste collection, cleaning ofRead more »


Driver charged with PCA found asleep at the wheel

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after a crash in Wollondilly Shire overnight. Police say that just before 9pm, a Toyota Landcruiser was travelling north on Westbourne Avenue, Thirlmere, when it allegedly collided with five parked cars and a tree. It came to a stop on NorthRead more »


Camden Council to close facilities from Monday

Camden Council has today announced a raft of temporary closures of its facilities in a bid to help minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Council says essential services will not be impacted at this stage. But from Monday, the following facilities will be closed: Camden, Narellan and Oran ParkRead more »

Woman, 73, victim of bag snatching at Narellan

Woman, 73, victim of bag snatching at Narellan

Police are appealing for information after a 73 year old woman had her bag snatched in an underground car park at Narellan yesterday. The incident took place just before midday yesterday (Friday, March 20) and just moments after the woman parked her car. When she went to move a trolley,Read more »


Road network around new airport may not cope with volume

Less than six years before it opens, questions are being asked if the road network around Western Sydney International Airport will cope with the expected volume of traffic. Everyone knows about the upgrade of the Northern Road, a key part of the network around the new airport. Also, planning isRead more »

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