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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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Honour today’s soldiers too this Anzac Day, says MP Russell Matheson

Spare a thought for soldiers of today, says local MP

A local MP says it’s just as important to honour currently serving and recently returned Australian soldiers as it is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on April 25. “It’s quite right and proper that we honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge ourRead more »

Young people: urged to take control of their health as part of Youth Week

Young urged to take control of their health

Health experts are encouraging young people to take control of their own health during National Youth Week (10-19 April). South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Manager for Youth Health Services Voula Kougelos said she hoped this year’s National Youth Week theme, It starts with us encouraged young people toRead more »

Funding boost for drug and alcohol services in Macarthur: MP Russell Matheson

Macarthur drug treatment services get funding boost

The Odyssey House McGrath Foundation and the Society of St Vincent de Paul drug and alcohol treatment services in Macarthur have been given funding certainty for another year. The Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson, says Odyssey House and St Vincent de Paul could continue to offer long-term treatment andRead more »

Well done: Actor John Jarratt, who is an ambassador for Asbestos Awareness Month Campaign, with the award for Campbelltown City Council.

Asbestos campaign earns Campbelltown award honour

Campbelltown City Council has won a national award for its asbestos awareness campaigns. Campbelltown was named winner of the Betty Award for most active asbestos awareness month council campaigner in a metropolitan area in the past 12 months. The national awards are presented by the Asbestos Education Committee (AEC) inRead more »

Jai Rowell, left, visiting a local hospital during his stint as a minister in the NSW Government. He has now been dropped by Premier Mike Baird.

Jai Rowell takes his demotion on the chin

Jai Rowell, who has been dumped from the NSW Ministry by Premier Mike Baird, seems to have accepted his fate with grace. Rowell, who is the MP for Wollondilly, has promised to work hard for his constituents in the next four years. “It has been both a pleasure and anRead more »

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Two men survive emergency landing in bush

Two young men have been winched to safety after the small plane they were travelling in was forced to make an emergency landing in bushland near Macarthur. About 3.15pm yesterday (Thursday 2 April 2015) emergency services were notified of a small Jamaroo aircraft that was forced to make an emergencyRead more »

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More fun for kids at Night Markets this Easter Saturday

The popular Liverpool Night Markets return this Easter Saturday with a stack if family fun activities, live entertainment, delicious street food and lots more. Highlights will include: Return of Street Karaoke – DeeJay Avon Tribe is back, bringing your favourite karaoke tunes to the streets – make sure you giveRead more »

Well done: Mayor Paul Lake, left, with the Premier, Mike Baird, before the election.

Mayor congratulates new MPs Warren, Chanthivong

The Campbelltown mayor, Paul, Lake, has congratulated his colleague, Councillor Anoulack Chanthivong, on his election to the NSW parliament at Saturday’s state election. Cr Chanthivong defeated ultra marathon runner Pat Farmer in becoming the new member for Macquarie Fields. It means the seat stays in Labor hands, as it wasRead more »

Defeat: Bryan Doyle

Defeated MP Bryan Doyle thanks Campbelltown

The defeated state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, has issued a public statement following the disastrous result in Saturday’s election. The one term Liberal Party member paid tribute to his electorate team and reiterated his pride in being a Campbelltown local. Mr Doyle gave up a 27 year career inRead more »

I will listen to you for the next four years: newly elected Campbelltown MP Greg Warren with his family.

Greg Warren MP promises to listen to you

The new member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren, has declared he will spend the next four years listening to you. After comfortably defeating the one term Liberal MP Bryan Doyle in yesterday’s NSW election, Mr Warren told the South West Voice he would be working very hard during his term toRead more »

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