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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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Threat of demolition hangs over Panjo

It was supposed to be Campbelltown’s pride and joy – a beautiful new iconic building at the gateway of our great city. But there’s an even chance demolition will be the ultimate fate of Panjo, which stands idle on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Rose Payten Drive. It’s beenRead more »


Accessible facilities: world becoming better place for people with disabilities

Curry Reserve has become home to the Macarthur region’s area’s first fully accessible and accredited public toilet and adult change facility. The new change facility, which received its Changing Places Australia accreditation on January 29, is wheelchair accessible and includes a tracking adult hoist system, full sized adjustable change table,Read more »


Aerial circus display to bring Ingleburn Alive in 2020

A spectacular aerial and acrobatic circus display will round off Ingleburn’s biggest annual street party next month. Following last year’s big turnout, the 2020 Ingleburn Alive festival – on Saturday, March 7 – is expected to be even more popular. Carnival rides, a huge variety of stage entertainment, live music,Read more »


Universal postal voting coming for council elections

It was already a historic council meeting – the first time it had been live streamed – but Campbelltown Council last night also took the first step towards universal postal voting. It supported a motion from Cr Warren Morrison to undertake a cost and benefit analysis of postal voting. HeRead more »


Makeover for Camden palliative care unit

The palliative care unit at Camden Hospital is about to become an even better place for patients, families and carers. There will be new furniture for the outdoor garden space and the quiet room at the 10 bed unit will get a makeover. South Western Sydney Local Heath District chiefRead more »


Fight for Service NSW centre moves to the bear pit

Mr Warren in the bear pit, also known as NSW Legislative Assembly. Local MP Greg Warren has taken his fight for a Service NSW centre in Campbelltown to the floor of NSW Parliament,  sometimes known as the “bear pit’’. Mr Warren, who is also the opposition’s spokesman for Western Sydney,Read more »


Why doctors start their careers at our innovative hospitals

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is welcoming the next generation of front-line medical staff with more than 100 interns starting their careers across its hospitals. World class training opportunities and cutting edge research and technology in Sydney’s fastest growing region have attracted medical graduates from throughout the localRead more »


Safety survey puts local school kids front and centre

A survey was launched today that puts the safety of local school kids front and centre. The School Safety Survey was launched at Bardia Public School by Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong and his Labor colleague, Jo Haylen, who is the opposition spokesperson on Active Transport. The survey is openRead more »


Aboriginal memorial statue in botanic garden vandalised

Police are appealing for assistance from the community after an Aboriginal memorial in the Australian Botanical Garden, Mount Annan was vandalised. Officers from Camden Police Area Command were called to botanical garden yesterday to investigate extensive damage to a sandstone statue located within the Aboriginal Stolen Generation Memorial, pictured above.Read more »


Magdalene Catholic College to go full throttle for Macarthur

Five students from Magdalene Catholic College Narellan will go full throttle when they take to the race track next month for the national finals of the F1 in Schools competition. The Year 12 team, who called themselves Edge Performance, hope to lead their school – and the Macarthur region –Read more »

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