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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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Bourke Road, Alexandria – 24th August 2019. The City of Sydney’s Household Chemical CleanOut at Alexandra Canal Depot is part of the NSW Government program run by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority to provide a free service to dispose of common household chemicals. Any leftover chemicals you have at home, including paints, solvents, pesticides and even cleaning products, should not be put in your household bins.  If not disposed of correctly, these potentially hazardous materials could cause harm to human health and the environment. Pouring substances down the drain means they can end up in Sydney Harbour, endangering precious marine life. Many chemicals collected on the day are re-used or recycled. Items such as unwanted paints can be used as an alternative fuel for cement kilns and residual gas removed from gas bottles for industrial use.

Time to get rid of those old chemicals

Have some old and unwanted chemical materials lying around the house? Now is the time to prepare to dispose of them at the annual Chemical CleanOut next month. The 2021 Chemical CleanOut will be held on Sunday, February 14, 9am-3.30pm, at council’s works depot, located at 5 Millwood Avenue, Narellan.Read more »

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Woman pinged for not wearing a mask at Campbelltown station

A 38-year-old woman who was smoking on a platform at Campbelltown train station was one of 12 people issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for not wearing a mask in the last 24 hour period across Greater Sydney. The woman was spotted smoking around 6.30pm yesterday and was advised by officersRead more »

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Arrests over Narellan car rental business robbery

Police have charged two men, including one wanted on seven outstanding arrest warrants, following an investigation into a break and enter at a car rental business in Narellan last month. Officers attached to Liverpool and Camden Police Area Commands commenced an investigation after reports of a break and enter atRead more »

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Libraries help kids get creative in 2021

Children across the Camden area are invited to start the year with creativity. On offer is an exciting line-up of activities to collect and do at home during the rest of January, as well as a stack on online activities to keep the kids busy these holidays. The activities, whichRead more »

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Redistribution play creates new state electorate of Leppington

The NSW Electoral Commission Redistribution Panel draft determination report has proposed the creation of a brand new state seat based around Leppington. It’s expected this will have a domino effect on all the adjacent seats in outer South Western Sydney, from Macquarie Fields to Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly. Under theRead more »

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Australia Day: sausage sizzle in Campbelltown, Camden to go online

Campbelltown will celebrate this year’s Australia Day on January 26 with a free barbecue for local residents. Council, thinking out of the square to deal with Covid restrictions, has decided to hold a Big Aussie BBQ breakfast at six locations across town. On the other hand, Camden residents will beRead more »

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Teenagers charged over St Andrews service station robberies

Detectives have charged two teenagers as part of ongoing investigations into two armed robberies at a service station near Campbelltown over the past three weeks. In the first incident, on December 18, two men armed with a hand saw and a machete entered a service station on Ballantrae Drive, StRead more »

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Man in hospital after machete attack in home invasion

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted with a machete during a home invasion near Campbelltown last night. Shortly after 6.50pm yesterday, police were called to Fairweather Place, Eagle Vale, following reports that four men had forced entry into a house. Police have been told aRead more »

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Woman, 70, dies in Macquarie Fields house fire

A woman’s body has been found after a fire destroyed a home in Macquarie Fields in the early hours of this morning. Five people were also treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation. Emergency services were called to Magnolia Place, Macquarie Fields about 12.45am today (Sunday, JanuaryRead more »

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NSW records lowest road toll in 100 years

Warning: the following story contains positive news. NSW has recorded its lowest road toll in almost 100 years, with 297 deaths on our roads in the past 12 months. Minister for roads Andrew Constance said the State’s 2020 road toll is the lowest it has been since 1923 when thereRead more »

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Recycling drop off takes cares of business

The festive season means extra recycling waste for households. If you’re in Camden, they’ve got you covered with council’s recycling drop off event. Camden residents have the chance to get rid of their Christmas wrapping paper and other extra recycling waste at the next quarterly event to be held onRead more »

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Campbelltown’s moon landing celebration earns top award

In 1969, man landed on the moon. Fifty years later Campbelltown Council’s library services did a sterling job to help celebrate that great achievement by humanity. The local celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing was so good it has won an award. Campbelltown’s series of eventsRead more »

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