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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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Turn on the lights to save council money

Liverpool City Council will replace old, inefficient street lights in 23 suburbs, as part of WSROC’s Light Years Ahead project. This will save council more than $5 million over 20 years and 19,640 tonnes of carbon emissions. Liverpool is one of nine Western Sydney councils which have joined forces toRead more »


Moorebank intermodal would ease congestion, bottlenecks: Truss

Infrastructure minister Warren Truss has told a port and rail forum the deal between the government’s Moorebank Intermodal Company and the Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance would ease congestion and remove bottlenecks. Speaking at the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Port and Rail Forum in Brisbane on Friday, Mr Truss said theRead more »


Rally: council hits back over homeless in Liverpool

Liverpool Council has rejected claims it is not doing enough to help local homeless people. It has released a statement by the chief executive officer, Mr Carl Wulff, rebuffing accusations it has an out of sight, out of mind attitude towards the homeless. The statement includes a detailed list ofRead more »


Read all about it: Books for Babies a big hit

Local babies like to snuggle up with a good book, according to statistics from Campbelltown City Council’s Books for Babies Program, which has given away almost 550 free books to the city’s youngest residents in the last six months. The program, which was devised to support early literacy and learningRead more »


Labor gatecrashes Matheson’s Ruse party

Ruse and Kentlyn locals are very concerned with the Chinese buying up Australian farms. Or at least that’s what they said to Russell Matheson, the federal member for Macarthur, when he dropped in at the Ruse Village shopping centre earlier today. Mr Matheson’s visit to listen to the concerns ofRead more »


Community grants for grassroots initiatives

Campbelltown City Council’s community grants program has injected almost $8,000 into grassroots initiatives in the past six months. As part of its annual budget, council provides financial support to locally based, non profit community groups. Amounts of up to $1000 are available to assist community organisations, who do not receiveRead more »


MP reassures victims of crime of a fair go

Victims of crime in south west Sydney caught up in the transition between the Victims Compensation Scheme and Victims Support Scheme have been reassured of a fair go. The State Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons says local victims of crime will be able to have their claims reassessed from September.Read more »


Get rid of chemicals for free

The Household Chemical CleanOut is on again on Sunday, 30 August and Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun wants residents to take advantage of this free initiative. The cleanout is a joint project of Liverpool City Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. “This twice yearly event helps residents protect the localRead more »


Quest on to find Miss Princess for 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Miss Princess Quest. Girls who aspire to represent their city and experience the atmosphere of Campbelltown’s biggest annual community event are encouraged to enter. The quest is one of the highlights of the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost, to be held from 6 toRead more »


Intermodal chief reappointed but residents not impressed

Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) chief Dr Kerry Schott has been reappointed for a further three years. Infrastructure minister Warren Truss announced the reappointment of Dr Schott this morning. Dr Schott has been Chair of the board of directors since MIC was formed in December 2012. John Anderson, Wattle Grove residentRead more »

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Science week action in our botanic garden

A big slice of the popular National Science Week action is coming to south west Sydney later this month. The Australian PlantBank at the Botanic Garden Mount Annan will be hosting one of the hundreds of events taking place during the Sydney Science Festival. PlantBank Open Day will be onRead more »

Hall of fame: Anthony Minichiello, right, with the mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun at the opening of the exhibition.

Hall of fame could be permanent exhibition

The mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun, has officially opened the first ever Sports Hall Of Fame in the main library by saying it could become a permanent exhibition. “This tribute to some of Australia’s best sports men and women reflects the amazing depth of talent that has come out ofRead more »

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