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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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Libraries, sport fields to reopen June 1

A raft of community facilities are set to reopen to the public across Campbelltown and Camden from next Monday, June 1. Libraries, the Campbelltown Arts Centre and sport fields are among facilities to become available to the public. There will be restrictions in place on the advice of health authorities.Read more »


Green light for mega school at Austral

An Austral school has received planning approval for a massive upgrade that will transform it from a 300 student primary school into a mega educational centre of more than 2,000 students from kindergarten through to Year 12. The redevelopment of St Anthony of Padua Catholic College, located in Eleventh Avenue,Read more »


Labor slams vote on financial lifeline for Liverpool business

Small businesses in Liverpool will have to wait up to six weeks to receive desperately needed stimulus funding after Liberal and independent councillors voted down plans for quicker access. Labor councillors say this will be another blow to local businesses with their backs to the wall because of the economicRead more »


Reconciliation is everyone’s business

National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity for all Australians to reflect on our troubled history and how far we’ve progressed down the path of resolving the differences between settler communities and First Nations peoples, says the federal member for Werriwa Anne Stanley. “There have been signs of progress in the pastRead more »


Green light for indoor Olympic pool

The Olympic pool at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at Homebush used for the 2000 Sydney Games. Camden will now get its own indoor 50m pool at Oran Park. Young residents dreaming of winning gold medals in swimming won’t have far to go for training when Camden’s first Olympic sized indoorRead more »


BreastScreen van hits the road to Picton

The BreastScreen van has hit the road and is heading to Wollondilly Shire – and it will be Covid-19 safe, too. It will be at Picton during June 1-19 at Davidson Lane car park, off Menangle Street, near St Mark’s Anglican Church. BreastScreen NSW clinical director of South Western SydneyRead more »


Community sport needs return to play plan

The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the Berejiklian Government to finally release their return to play plan for community sport and recreation facilities in Western Sydney. Such action would give organisations certainty for the months ahead. However despite calls from state sporting organisations for clear guidelines and the releaseRead more »


Service NSW for Campbelltown: ball’s in State Government court

The only thing preventing a Service NSW centre from being established in Campbelltown is the state government, says local MP Greg Warren. Campbelltown Council recently wrote to Mr Warren about the possibility of establishing a co-located Service NSW centre at Campbelltown Civic Centre. Mr Warren lauded the council for theRead more »


Small funding boost for our RFS brigades

Every little bit counts, especially after the summer we’ve just had. That’s how RFS brigades from Menangle to Exeter must feel after receiving grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase small equipment items. A total of 21 RFS brigades across the federal electorate of Hume received funding from theRead more »


Freelander goes into bat for ‘iconic’ arts centre

Campbelltown Arts Centre recently missed out on Australian Council of the arts grants. In a double whammy it has been hit by lockdown orders during the past few months and there has been no support for the arts sector in general. Dr Mike Freelander has gone into bat for theRead more »


Female prison officer charged over relationship with inmate

A Corrective Services NSW officer has been charged over an alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate at a correctional facility in Sydney. The Ingleburn woman’s employment has also been suspended. Last week, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit commenced an investigation following a referral from the correctional facility, overRead more »

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