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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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MP Greg Warren, front, is encouraging locals to nominate young achievers for an award.

Do you know a young achiever worthy of an award?

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren is calling on local residents and businesses to put in their nominations for the 2016-17 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards. The Young Achievers Award acknowledges, encourages and promotes the positive achievements of all young people up to 29 years of age in the following categories: • ArtsRead more »

Smoking rates have dropped

Latest health snapshot: smoking down, immunisation up

Life expectancy and immunisation rates are up and smoking rates are down. More than 70 per cent of us rate our own health as good or excellent. That’s the good news from the latest Health Snapshot produced by South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). The bad news is thatRead more »

A BMX track could soon become a reality in Campbelltown

Wheels in motion for BMX track in Campbelltown

Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic became determined to build a local BMX track after seeing a group of riders in the Fisher’s Ghost festival parade earlier this month. “It was very impressive seeing all the BMX Bandits riding their bikes in our parade, but I was a bit disappointed toRead more »

Residents have until tomorrow to lodge their objections to the latest intermodal stage.

Residents urged to register their opposition to intermodal

South west region residents opposed to the Moorebank intermodal are being urged to lodge their objections by the close of business tomorrow, Friday, November 25. That’s when submissions close to Moorebank precinct west, the stage 2 of the project, which received Concept Plan Approval in June of this year. TheRead more »

One of the entrances to Gilead along Appin Road

Five years on, Gilead housing plan gets green light

The approval last night of plans to rezone historic Macarthur property Gilead for housing will also mean that Appin Road will be upgraded to four lanes from Rosemeadow to the Beulah property further south. Just three councillors voted against approval after a number of local residents addressed the council toRead more »

Infrastructure Australia has announced the findings of its assessment of the business case of an airport at Badgerys Creek.

Badgerys airport business case reveals $11 billion boost

The Western Sydney airport would provide a net benefit to the Australian economy of $11 billion. And most of that would flow to the local economy in west and south west Sydney. Infrastructure Australia has announced this morning that its assessment of the Western Sydney Airport Business Case found theRead more »

Members of during this morning's operation in Macarthur and south west Sydney suburbs targetting drugs.

Drugs supply: Seven arrested during operation

Seven people have been arrested after a series of search warrants targeting drug supply in the south west Sydney and Macarthur regions were executed this morning. Police from Camden Local Area Command formed Operation Treweeke III to target the supply of MDMA in the region. About 6am today, police executedRead more »

You've got to spend money to make money, says Cr Paul Lake

Sponsorship plan to bring big time sport to Macarthur

Campbelltown Sports Stadium could end up hosting big time events such as World Cup qualifiers and rugby internationals if council approves a new sponsorship plan at its meeting tonight. Councillor Paul Lake wants council to set aside at least $500,000 from its reserves to implement the plan to entice highRead more »

The Victor Chang science awards are heading south west this week.

Awards encourage young people to give science a go

Seventeen Year 11 students from schools across Campbelltown will this week be presented with a Victor Chang School Science Award for their excellent achievements and passion for science. The talented students will be recognised in a local ceremony this Thursday, November 24, which will be attended by the Mayor ofRead more »

Laurie “Truck’’ Sams, gets a hero’s welcome from locals at Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL Sub branch.

Hero’s welcome in Wollondilly for Long Ride Home leader

After 10,000 kilometres over six months and through six countries, the Long Ride Home bicycle ride ended yesterday, but not before its leader, Laurie “Truck’’ Sams, got a hero’s welcome from locals at Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL Sub branch. The welcoming committee at last Thursday’s ceremony included Mr John Haines, the presidentRead more »

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