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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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Fireworks will again be part of the carnival for Fisher's Ghost festival.

Frightful good time at Fisher’s Ghost carnival

The countdown has started to this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. One of the highlights, the parade, will be on Saturday, November 5, but the festival fun will start a whole day earlier. The Fisher’s Ghost carnival returns to Bradbury Park from Friday, November 4 for the first of twoRead more »

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Police probe into man found stabbed in Narellan

Local police are trying to find out what happened after they found a man in Narellan last night with a stab wound to his shoulder. About 9.20pm emergency services were called to Wilson Crescent, Narellan, following reports an injured man was outside a home. The 24-year-old was treated at theRead more »

Dr Freelander says Telstra Health running a new cancer register amounts to privatisation of part of our health system.

Freelander slams new cancer screening register as privatisation

Doctor Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur, says the new National Cancer Screening Register is just privatising another part of our health system. Health Minister Sussan Ley says the register is aimed at saving more lives through increased detection, treatment and prevention of some of the country’s biggest killers.Read more »

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Alkalizer brings a tasty, healthy alternative to the table

An eclectic range of teas, coffee of the highest quality and a colourful array of delicious and healthy snacks stole the limelight this morning when the Alkalizer Café opened its doors for the very first time. The newest café in Campbelltown brings something really special to the table: the useRead more »

Claymore After Dark project wins funding for another year.

Claymore youth driven program wins accolades – and funding

Claymore After Dark, the youth driven opportunities program focused on removing barriers to youth involvement in the local community, has received a funding boost. Campbelltown MP Greg Warren yesterday announced Claymore After Dark had successfully secured $50,000 from the State Government to keep the program going next year. Working alongsideRead more »

MP Anne Stanley is calling on the Turnbull Government to come clean on its plans for carers.

Stanley wants to know if carers are on government hit list

The newly elected member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley, has a question for the Turnbull Government: is it planning to cut the carer payment or push people off the payment entirely? “We know a review is being undertaken into the eligibility for the carers payment,’’ says Ms Stanley. “Minister for SocialRead more »

Hygiene is a big factor in breaking the chain of infection.

Keep it clean to break the chain of infection

Do you want to help break the chain of infection? That’s this year’s theme for International Infection Prevention Week. So mark your calendars for October 16 to 22 and get involved. South West Sydney local Health District (SWSLHD) infection control clinical nurse consultant Donna Schmidt said the week is aboutRead more »

Australia Day award recipients.

Do you know someone who deserves an Australia Day award?

Do you know someone who has excelled academically or in the sporting arena, or someone who has performed a great service to the community? Nominations are open for the Campbelltown City Australia Day Awards, which give community members and employers the opportunity to acknowledge those significant contributions by nominating worthyRead more »

Stephanie Hall on the billboard promoting the NSW Foursomes championship at Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine.

Another major golf tournament coming to Macarthur

A major NSW golf tournament will be played at Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine, for the next two years. The NSW Foursomes Championships is one of Golf NSW’s signature tournaments. As part of a two-year sponsorship partnership between Campbelltown City Council and Golf NSW the championship will be held hereRead more »

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