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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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PAC panel member steps down on Moorebank recycling bid

In a victory for local residents, one of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission panel members listed to determine the Moorebank Materials Recycling Facility application has been forced to step down. In a media statement released last night, PAC said: “The Commission has recently received a number of complaints from theRead more »

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Liverpool mayor gives thumbs up to UWS move

The University of Western Sydney had made the right decision to establish a campus in Liverpool, says Mayor Ned Mannoun. Speaking just after the premier, Mike Baird, had announced the creation of a UWS state of the art Higher Education Centre in the heart of Liverpool by the middle ofRead more »

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Hands on approach makes our MP one of a kind

The new member for Campbelltown doesn’t just present framed certificates to locals who have done good deeds – he makes them himself. Greg Warren’s hands on approach is unheard of among our elected elite. Who knows, he may be genuinely unique in literally using his hands to make the certificatesRead more »

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Moorebank residents question intermodal credentials

Residents opposed to the Moorebank intermodal container terminal plan have gone on the front foot ahead of the final decision, which is believed to be imminent. “The principal reason for the Moorebank intermodal was to take trucks off the roads, but the Eastern Creek area is the main destination forRead more »

Liverpool Council says its vision for the Georges River is at risk following the decision to approve a concrete recycling plant near Georges Fair.

Liverpool mayor slams concrete recycling plant go ahead

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has been accused of going against the wishes of the community in recommending that a concrete recycling plant be approved at Moorebank next to the Georges River. “The State Government has demonstrated unprecedented commitment to Sydney’s west and provided money to enhance theRead more »

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