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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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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 »


Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer gone

The Wests Tigers Board have just announced the resignation of CEO Grant Mayer, effective immediately. Wests Tigers Chair Marina Go thanked Mayer for his stewardship of the club for the past two years. “Wests Tigers would like to thank Grant for his diligence and dedication to the club,” Go said.Read more »


Court win warning to dumpers: council

Liverpool Council has successfully prosecuted three men who were fined tens of thousands of dollars for illegal dumping. An extensive investigation by Council’s Community Standards Department uncovered evidence of illegal landfill occurring at a property at Luddenham. The landowner, occupier and transporter were fined $80,000 between them after traces ofRead more »


Hayes hits out over ‘unfair’ CCTV funding

The Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, has strongly condemned the Abbott Government’s handling of the CCTV Safer Streets program after the National Audit Office found the $50 million in funding was unfairly distributed. The funding was designed to target crime hot spots across the country by installing monitored CCTVRead more »


High speed chase with two infants in car

Police have arrested and charged a woman who struck five vehicles during a pursuit at Chipping Norton overnight with two infant children in her car. At about 9.45pm police were patrolling on the M5 Motorway at Moorebank when an officer saw the driver of a white Holden Commodore station wagonRead more »


Matheson pops in to say well done

The Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson, has personally congratulated the Sydney University’s Centre for Carbon, Water and Food in Camden for receiving $3.9 million from the Australian Government to fund a new research hub to foster greater collaboration between researchers and industry. Mr Matheson visited the centre this week.Read more »

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Parliament Speaker post for our MP

The state member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons has been re-appointed temporary Speaker in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament. Ms Gibbons this afternoon said it was an honour to accept a Speaker’s Warrant from Shelley Hancock, the Member for South Coast, formally appointing her to the role. “I amRead more »


Makeover: playground equipment of the future is here

The biggest makeover of local parks and reserves has started delivering results. The first of nine new playground refurbishments has been opened to the public as part of a roll out of Campbelltown City Council’s improvement works program across the local government area. One of the first, the playground atRead more »


Battle of the bands for Fisher’s Gig spots

It’s the battle of the bands and it starts this Friday night. Local bands such as Insanity Proof, DJs and solo artists will take to the stage at Campbelltown Arts Centre from this Friday night in a hot contest to secure a highly sought after spot on stage at thisRead more »


Lifeline volunteers praised in parliament

More than 400 volunteers who play a crucial role for Lifeline Macarthur were singled out for praise in State Parliament recently by local MP Greg Warren. “The importance of the contribution of more than 400 volunteers to our region is immeasurable; they provide a service that assists people when theyRead more »

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