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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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Our cancer therapy centre gets massive pat on the back

There are good reasons Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital has blitzed the annual Bureau of Health Information Outpatient Cancer Clinic survey. Six years in a row it has been head and shoulders above any other cancer therapy centre in the entire state of NSW. The survey is basedRead more »


Local MP comes to the aid of charities

Labor MP Anne Stanley says she supports the call from charities and non-profit organisations to stop changes to ACNC Regulations. The federal member for Werriwa says the federal government is facing major opposition from charities, non-profits and churches as legislation is set to pass in parliament. Ms Stanley claims thatRead more »


Garage Sale Trail festival on the way to Macarthur region

Garage Sale Trail – the popular festival of pre-loved items – is coming to Macarthur. Garage Sale Trail aims to help people extend the life of household items or find the ultimate pre-loved gem. In 2020, more than 1,500 tons of items found new homes through Garage Sale Trail. ThisRead more »


Toddler critical after being pulled from backyard pool unconscious

A baby boy remains in a critical condition after being pulled from a backyard pool near Campbelltown last night. Police say that around 7.30pm (Wednesday, October 20), they and other services responded to calls reporting an emergency situation at a house in Lockheed Street, Raby. Upon arrival, officers attached toRead more »


Hume Highway at Liverpool named worst crash hotspot again

Local community leaders are not at all surprised the Hume Highway at Liverpool has again been ranked Sydney’s worst crash hotspot. One of them, councillor and mayoral candidate Nathan Hagarty, has pointed to the AAMI’s Crash Index as further evidence of the State and Federal Liberal Government’s lack of investmentRead more »


Check out latest breakthroughs on benefits of exercise

Are you interested in the latest breakthroughs to help frail residents or the benefits of exercise? What about finding out how stroke survivors can overcome their swallowing difficulties? If yes, tune in to this month’s virtual Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase. Sue Colley, the South Western Sydney Local HealthRead more »


Food handler training from the comfort of your own premises

Local food premises can now access the latest training from the comfort of their own premises or while at home. It’s all thanks to a new food safety webpage recently launched by Camden Council. The new webpage, which includes free online food handler training as well as self-assessment food premisesRead more »


Don’t complain about your council – throw your hat in the ring

It’s nearly time to nominate, stand up and represent your community in the upcoming local government elections on December 4, with one week until candidate nominations open. Minister for local government Shelley Hancock said the long-awaited poll provides a great opportunity for residents to affect change in their community. “Don’tRead more »


Jarvisfield stoush looks set to land in the courts

The stand-off between the Antill family and Wollondilly Council over historic homestead Jarvisfield is almost certain to be resolved in the courts. “I think that will be the only option,’’ says Marie Reeves (nee Antill), who has tried for 25 years to have Jarvisfield (pictured) returned to its original owners,Read more »


More than 10 vehicles in crash that claimed man’s life

More than 10 vehicles were involved in a crash on the Hume Highway at Wilton which claimed the life of a 43 year old man. Five drivers from other vehicles involved in the crash were taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing. Emergency services responded to reports of a multiRead more »


Camden dance teacher arrested over sexual abuse of young boy

A dance teacher will appear in court next month over the alleged sexual abuse of a male student in Camden 10 years ago. He was arrested yesterday, and taken to Narellan Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault of a victim under authority ofRead more »

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