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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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Renewal plans for seven local stations

The seven railway station precincts in the Campbelltown local government area will be targeted for an increase in housing, jobs and public infrastructure under a new plan. It will include high rise apartments within walking distance to stations such as Ingleburn and Leumeah, but also extensive walking and cycling paths.Read more »

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Big Keith to move on after 10 seasons as a Tiger

Just minutes after another disappointing premiership defeat, the Wests Tigers have officially announced that the club has agreed to release Keith Galloway from the final year of his playing contract. Barely an hour after being outclassed by the Roosters 33-8 at ANZ Stadium, the club issued a media release aboutRead more »

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Record haul: Residents embrace chemical clean-out

A lot of paint is wasted if this year’s chemical clean out in Campbelltown is any guide. With 65,000 kilograms of chemicals collected in a record haul, the most common household items disposed were paints (30,000kg), oils (10,000kg), car batteries (8,000kg) and gas cylinders (7,000kg). The clean out took placeRead more »

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Christmas in July bash a $10,000 boost for Ingham Institute

The first ever Ingham Institute Christmas in July was a raging success. So much so that the fundraiser raised more than $10,000 – which will make a big difference to critical research programs for the people of South Western Sydney and throughout Australia. The function was held at Country Comfort HuntsRead more »

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Prestigious art prize has a new home in Liverpool

It’s among the top 15 art prizes in Australia and now the Blake Prize belongs to Liverpool and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Thanks to the support of Liverpool City Council, Casula Powerhouse will take over management of both the Blake Art Prize and the Blake Poetry Prize, with theRead more »

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Council stink over bat colony

Campbelltown councillors got into a stink over what to do with a bat colony that set up camp at Macquarie Fields about eight years ago. At council’s monthly meeting last night, the deputy mayor, Ted Rowell, reminded councillors that there could be as many as 5,000  grey headed flying foxRead more »

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Borg makes a stand over deadly Appin Road

After 39 deaths on Appin Road since he started campaigning for action, Fred Borg says he has had enough. He says that until Appin Road is made safe by widening it and making it a divided road he will not support any more housing developments which bring more cars ontoRead more »

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Top up: More machines keeps Opal on track

Two new Opal top up machines are now operating at Holsworthy and Liverpool train stations, providing more choice and more convenience for customers. The roll out of Opal top up machines is now extending from more than 30 locations to nearly 100 stations and wharves, giving customers the option toRead more »

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Key M5-WestConnex upgrade starts 18 months early

Construction has started on the King Georges Road interchange upgrade, 18 months ahead of schedule. The $130 million project will fix one of the city’s worst bottlenecks and it is estimated more than 40,000 motorists will have their travel times slashed. This vital project is the first section of WestConnex StageRead more »

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Art competition puts spotlight on our threatened species

The Threatened Species Art Competition is back for its seventh year. Kids across the Macarthur region learn about local threatened species through the creation of vibrant and colourful artworks that highlight the vulnerability of our region’s plants and animals. Young artists are invited to draw, paint or create a collageRead more »

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