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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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Elderly, disabled miss out on railway station lift funding again

The station with no lift. TOP: MP Anoulack Chanthivong with local residents at Macquarie Fields Station last week. Commuters with disability or are elderly and who have to use Macquarie Fields railway station have missed out again on funding for a lift. Their local MP, Anoulack Chanthivong, says the tiredRead more »


New arts forum launches tomorrow in Camden civic centre

A new forum called Creative Collab will be launched tomorrow in Camden. The quarterly forum is aimed at connecting emerging and established arts and creative professionals from across the Macarthur region. It will host guest artist speakers, discussions, presentations and the latest news from the arts and cultural sector inRead more »


Hear, hear: Liverpool marks 150 years of local government

The Original proclamation of the Municipal District of Liverpool from the Supplement to the NSW Government Gazette, 27 June 1872. [Trove: The National Library of Australia]. TOP: Hand coloured postcard of the Liverpool Town Hall dated from the early 1900s. Liverpool’s first town hall was built in 1881 and wasRead more »


Cool makeover for key entrance to Campbelltown town centre

One of the main entrances to the Campbelltown CBD is set for a makeover as part of a series of car park, footpath and landscaping works. Works started in January to improve the condition of the Dumaresq Street car park as part of the upgrade project at the intersection ofRead more »


Camden pub schooner glass attack: man in hospital

A man will appear in court today charged following a glassing incident and police assault in a Camden pub on Friday night. When emergency service personnel and police officers arrived at the Argyle Street premises just after 8pm they found a 30-year-old man suffering a serious laceration to his throatRead more »


Our MP has a tip for gloating premier: hospital needs more people

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has called on Premier Dom Perrottet to “channel  less energy into photo ops and more into solving the staffing crisis at Campbelltown Hospital’’. It follows the release of the latest Bureau of Health Information quarterly report figures which painted a grim picture of waiting times inRead more »


Formal poll declarations: winner Anne Stanley thanks supporters

The wheels of democracy, especially counting votes during elections, move a little slow. But formal declarations are now coming thick and fast for the May 21 election, and one of them confirmed what everyone already knew, that Labor MP Anne Stanley had won a third term in Werriwa. Ms StanleyRead more »


Green light for our world class medical research centre

The $47.5 million Lang Walker Medical Research Building – Macarthur has received state significant development approval. The project team is currently reviewing tenders and construction is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year. Completion is scheduled in 2024. Western Sydney University’s facility will be delivered in partnershipRead more »


Winterfest Camden coming back in July after two year break

It’s official: Winterfest Camden is coming back after an enforced two year break. It will take place in Onslow Oval from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, so start dusting off those skates and winter woollies. Onslow Oval will be transformed into a winter wonderland from 10am until 9pmRead more »

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