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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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Queensland cane toads found deep in enemy territory

Cane toads are ugly, destructive and their natural habitat is Queensland, but now and again they seek a better life by escaping to NSW. One of these grotesque creatures has now found its way in the deep south of NSW in the heart of Campbelltown. As a result, Campbelltown CouncilRead more »


Freelander calls on Gladys to spike Bradfield as name for new city

The announcement that the new city around the aerotropolis at Western Sydney Airport will be named after feted engineer Bradfield has raised some eyebrows. They included those of Dr Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur.   Dr Freelander has today written to the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, requesting her governmentRead more »


Macarthur FC join crusade against sports betting

Macarthur FC are stepping up in the club’s first season to promote community wellbeing by joining Reclaim the Game to address the normalisation of sports betting and raise awareness of gambling harm. This partnership will support the club’s community efforts to promote an active, healthy lifestyle to the Macarthur and South Western Sydney regionRead more »


Woman, 70, dies in three vehicle crash on Raby Road

An elderly woman has died following a crash involving three vehicles near Campbelltown late yesterday afternoon. Just before 5pm emergency services were called to Raby Road, near the corner of Mustang Drive, Raby, where a three-vehicle crash involving a Ford Falcon, a Mazda 3 and a Toyota Corolla had takenRead more »


Athletics centre to host Festival on the Field on April 17

The Campbelltown Athletics Centre will be buzzing with a carnival atmosphere when it hosts the 2021 Festival on the Field next month. The free event on Saturday, April 17 will include numerous stalls, kids activities, food trucks, rides and music from local artists. “Festival on the Field will bring loadsRead more »


Speeding learner driver has the book thrown at him

The Commander for Traffic South West, Acting Superintendent Greg Lynch, says the actions of a 17 year old learner driver caught travelling 135km/h in an 80km/h zone at Smeaton Grange are “beyond belief’’. “The alleged actions of this driver are incredibly dangerous and put not only himself, but other roadRead more »


Liverpool Council stands with SES in battle against floods

Wollondilly wasn’t the only local area to suffer serious damage in last week’s floods. Parts of Liverpool were heavily affected by the four day downpour, including roads damaged or closed for some time and fallen trees and blocked drains. Liverpool City Council provided vital assistance to the community, alongside theRead more »


Two women, 23, in court over armed robbery spree

Two women have appeared in court over three armed robberies in less than two hours at service stations across the South Western Sydney region on Friday night. After being charged, the pair were refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday. Police allege that about 11.45pm on FridayRead more »


Moorebank intermodal: Lib MP comes to the aid of residents

Melanie Gibbons, the Liberal MP for Holsworthy, has told state parliament she shares the concerns of the community about plans to realign Moorebank Avenue around its intermodal site. “On Monday I was notified that Qube Holdings had submitted an environmental impact statement [EIS] for a project to realign Moorebank AvenueRead more »


New $1.2 million clubhouse for Softball Campbelltown

Softball Campbelltown and their clubs will benefit from a new clubhouse at their home ground at Milton Park after construction began at the new facility this week. The $1.2m new facility will include two new change rooms, increased storage space, a canteen, meeting room, an umpire’s room and an officeRead more »


Warren says Campbelltown Sports Stadium snub ‘disgraceful’

Campbelltown’s Labor MP Greg Warren says the NSW Government’s decision to snub Campbelltown Sports Stadium from its suburban stadium strategy was utterly disgraceful. The NSW Liberals recently revealed the list of suburban stadiums earmarked for upgrades – however, Campbelltown Sports Stadium was not featured. Instead, stadiums in Liberal electorates suchRead more »

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