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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 councils reject amalgamations

The two big south west Sydney councils, Campbelltown and Liverpool, will tell the state government they want to continue as stand alone organisations. With the amalgamation deadline fast approaching on June 30, Liverpool last week formally decided it will stand alone. Campbelltown will make a final decision tonight as partRead more »


Girl, 12, approached twice in six days

Police are appealing for witnesses after a girl was approached at Oran Park twice in six days. About 3.20pm on Tuesday, June 16, a 12 year old girl was riding a bicycle home from school on Oran Park Drive near Peter Brock Drive, when a white Toyota utility began followingRead more »


Bringing the community together aim of NAIDOC Week

Macarthur will join regions across Australia to celebrate NAIDOC Week during July 5-12. Events across the region will be aimed at bringing the community together to share in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and community. This year’s theme – We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect andRead more »


Nominate a local hero for an award

Do you know a local hero who deserves to be nominated for an award? State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons, is asking local residents to nominate an Australian worthy of attention for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards. “The awards are all about recognising someone special for doing greatRead more »


This Christmas (in July) dinner could save lives

Here’s a Christmas in July dinner that could save lives. It’s the Ingham Institute’s first ever Christmas in July dinner on July 17 at Hunts Liverpool– a fundraiser for the Institute’s research projects. And the institute is inviting the south west community to enjoy some mid year Christmas cheer byRead more »

Christmas Carols

Move over NRL: Christmas Carols at the Stadium

It usually hosts clashes between big boofy blokes in the NRL but from this year Campbelltown Sport Stadium will also become the home of the annual Christmas Carols. Campbelltown Council recently supported a proposal  to relocate the Christmas Carols from the Campbelltown Arts Centre, where it has been held forRead more »


A growing city honours some of its heroes

Some of Liverpool’s great achievers will be honoured this afternoon at a special Heroes of Liverpool event. The Heroes for the inaugural event are winners or finalists drawn from the Australia Day Awards, NSW Premiers’ Awards and other major awards local people have received over the past 12 months. TheRead more »


Call to arms: intermodal can be stopped, says Harle

A Liverpool councillor says the proposed Moorebank intermodal terminal is doomed if a new environmental impact study is conducted. Councillor Peter Harle told Liverpool Council’s meeting last night that it was wrong to assume – as some people had – that it’s a done deal. “If you think that it’sRead more »


Koala food source set to grow on National Tree Day

The kind of gumtrees preferred by local koalas as a food source will be planted this year as part of Planet Ark’s annual National Tree Day in Campbelltown. That’s because the trees will be planted in a known koala corridor and habitat, Smiths Creek Reserve, which is located off GeorgesRead more »


Refugees have added value to us: MP

This week is known and celebrated across Australia as Refugee Week and Chris Hayes, the Federal Member for Fowler, says this is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution refugees have made over the years to the building of our local area and the nation. “I am proud toRead more »


Men join campaign to end domestic violence

Men in Campbelltown are being encouraged to join a White Ribbon group and stand united in campaigning for an end to violence against women. The group, which has recently been formed from a branch of the Campbelltown Domestic Violence Committee, said it needed members to help drive the awareness campaignRead more »

Narellan Road

Narellan Road widening on the move

Tenders are now open for stage two of the $114 million upgrade of Narellan Road. Once completed in 2019 the upgrade will deliver a 6.8 kilometre six-lane road between Camden Valley Way and Blaxland Road. Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the Narellan Road upgrade was a crucial investmentRead more »

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