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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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Drivers still breaking the law in school zones

More than 1000 drivers have been detected breaking the law in school zones – some at high speeds – during a state-wide traffic operation. Operation Compliance 4 – which ran on September 10 – involved Traffic & Highway Patrol officers working alongside local police, stopping drivers for mobile phone, schoolRead more »


Public service jobs coming to Liverpool

PLANS for 500 public service jobs in Liverpool are now one step closer  following the end of the expressions of interest period. Once the plans are complete, it will mean an annual $5 million injection into the Liverpool economy. Today the Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, joined the Minister forRead more »


NBN wagon rolls on to the south west

Building preparation for the National Broadband Network is now under way for more than 2400 households and businesses in Leumeah and Campbelltown. The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network had begun, and when the network would be readyRead more »

Bushfires are unfortunately part of summer in Australia

Meet the firies who may save your home

The annual NSW Rural Fire Service open day this Saturday is an opportunity for residents to meet the firies who may save their homes this summer. There’s a lot more to it, but that’s one good enough reason for the state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, to get behind theRead more »

Good fun: cyclists hit the road.

On your bikes, boys and girls

On yer bikes, boys and girls. Put on your helmet, jump on your bike and join in on some fun-filled activities at Campbelltown’s Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre for Ready to Ride Day this Sunday, September 14. Ready to Ride Day is held during NSW Bike Week and proudlyRead more »

Sport grants are available for community groups.

Money for community facilities

The state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, has called on community organisations and Campbelltown City Council to submit an Expression of Interest for a share in up to $12 million funding under the NSW ClubGRANTS Category 3 program, to help build or upgrade community facilitites and infrastructure. Applications for theRead more »

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How sweet it is, says our MP Bryan Doyle

WITH what looked like half of Campbelltown around him and after scoffing a Darrell Lea chocolate dipped marshmallow for the South West Voice camera, Bryan Doyle declared: “I love what I do.’’ Just moments after cutting the ribbon to formally open the new Darrell Lea factory in Brooks Road, IngleburnRead more »

Child grooming: Mt Annan man charged

Police from State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad have arrested a 27-year-old Mt Annan man for alleged child grooming offences. Earlier this year, detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) were contacted by officers from the Western Australia Police Online Child Exploitation Squad. Western Australian officers,Read more »

Brilliant design: Minister John Ajaka inspects the home in Liverpool with  the member for Menai Melanie Gibbons and the mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun.

New homes put disabled close to their families

THE NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka and the Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons today visited a new group home in Liverpool, which is scheduled to open next month as part of replacing Metro Residences in Westmead and Rydalmere for people with disabilities. In 2014/15 the NSW Government willRead more »

Community spirit: Members of Liverpool Action Group during Clean UP Australia days in 2013 and this year.

Mayor backs community group library space freebie

The mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun, has defended Liverpool Action Group’s free use of space in the library for their monthly meetings. Councillor Mannoun said LAG “does a wonderful job’’ for the community, cleaning up large public spaces every year during Clean Up Australia days and on other occasions “WeRead more »

Retiring: Doctor Andrew McDonald

Slammed: ambulance backlogs at local hospitals

The Labor Party candidate for the seat of Campbelltown, Greg Warren, has demanded an urgent investigation into media revelations of chronic ambulance backlogs at Campbelltown Hospital that have left patients with chest pain and even the unconscious waiting for treatment. According to the report on ABC television last night, patientsRead more »

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