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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 stink over bat colony

Campbelltown councillors got into a stink over what to do with a bat colony that set up camp at Macquarie Fields about eight years ago. At council’s monthly meeting last night, the deputy mayor, Ted Rowell, reminded councillors that there could be as many as 5,000  grey headed flying foxRead more »

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Borg makes a stand over deadly Appin Road

After 39 deaths on Appin Road since he started campaigning for action, Fred Borg says he has had enough. He says that until Appin Road is made safe by widening it and making it a divided road he will not support any more housing developments which bring more cars ontoRead more »

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Top up: More machines keeps Opal on track

Two new Opal top up machines are now operating at Holsworthy and Liverpool train stations, providing more choice and more convenience for customers. The roll out of Opal top up machines is now extending from more than 30 locations to nearly 100 stations and wharves, giving customers the option toRead more »

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Key M5-WestConnex upgrade starts 18 months early

Construction has started on the King Georges Road interchange upgrade, 18 months ahead of schedule. The $130 million project will fix one of the city’s worst bottlenecks and it is estimated more than 40,000 motorists will have their travel times slashed. This vital project is the first section of WestConnex StageRead more »

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Art competition puts spotlight on our threatened species

The Threatened Species Art Competition is back for its seventh year. Kids across the Macarthur region learn about local threatened species through the creation of vibrant and colourful artworks that highlight the vulnerability of our region’s plants and animals. Young artists are invited to draw, paint or create a collageRead more »

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Community urged to back tree planting day

Liverpool residents, community groups, churches, businesses and schools will take part in the biggest tree planting event of the year on Sunday, July 26 – National Tree Day. This year, with the help of the local community, Liverpool Council says it’s aiming to plant 3000 locally native trees, shrubs andRead more »

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Fuel excise money to fix local roads

Local roads and streets in Macarthur will receive a major boost with $1.105 billion extra being made available to all councils across Australia for vital road upgrades through the Roads to Recovery Program over the next two years. The extra money will flow as a result of the passage throughRead more »

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Fight against indian mynas moves to our backyards

Campbelltown City Council still has those pesky indian myna birds in its sights. Its latest move as part of its “indian myna bird action program’’ is to offer free workshops to local residents on how to combat any mynas in their own backyard. The workshops, held in partnership with localRead more »

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New M5: tunneling location gets thumbs up

Plans for the new M5 are picking up pace with the Australian and NSW governments announcing a key tunneling location on government owned land at Arncliffe. The site will be located on Roads and Maritime Services and Rockdale City Council land, currently used by Kogarah Golf Club, and will beRead more »

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Festival parade to celebrate all Miss Princess winners

The 60th annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost will be celebrated this November and Campbelltown City Council is calling out to former Miss Spirit and Miss Princess winners to slip on their sash and join this year’s street parade. Inspired by the famous legend of the ghost of Frederick Fisher, theRead more »

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Help to find a job and keep it

A new employment service – jobactive – is just what the doctor ordered for local jobseekers. Federal member for Macarthur Russell Matheson says jobactive will help them to find and keep a job. “Through jobactive, local job seekers can receive help to prepare a resume, look for work, prepare forRead more »

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