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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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Welcome to our cleaner city: Liverpool's fight against waste has receved a big cash boost from the state government.

Rubbish fight gets massive boost

Liverpool Council’s campaign against rubbish and waste has received a $415,000 boost. The funding was secured in the second year of the EPA Better Waste and Recycling Fund from the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. The NSW Government has provided funding to Liverpool City Council forRead more »

Baseball bat bandits take off empty handed

Police from Campbelltown are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery of a service station overnight. About 9pm last night, August 18, a 22-year-old male employee was behind the security counter of a service station on Lindesay Street. He was approached by a man, believed to be Caucasian in appearanceRead more »

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Our councils get federal cash injection

More than $37 million has been granted to councils across Macarthur thanks to the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the Macarthur electorate covered five different Local Government Areas and each had received funding under the grant program. “These grants are part ofRead more »

Learn what to do in emergency

To assist seniors, people with disability, their families and carers in being prepared for emergencies, Campbelltown City Council will host a free Emergency Management Open Access Forum this Wednesday, August 20. Featuring information stalls and guest speakers from local emergency services and service providers, including the SES, NSW Police, FireRead more »

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Liverpool museum to host World War I commemoration

The Liverpool community will commemorate The Great War and ANZAC centenary next month with a diverse program of activities planned at the Liverpool Regional Museum on Saturday, September 13. “With the centenary of The Great War and the ANZAC legend upon us, it’s important that we reflect as a communityRead more »

Raids focus on drugs importation ring – three men arrested

Detectives have charged three men following a series of search warrants in Liverpool and Moorebank yesterday afternoon (August 15). Strike Force Crosswise, comprising officers from the State Crime Command’s Firearms and Organised Crime Squad, was established in January 2014 to investigate an alleged crime syndicate operating in south-west Sydney. InquiriesRead more »

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More road fatalities caused by drug drivers

More people are driving under the influence of drugs and the State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, says this is of major concern. New figures show a “disturbing” 11 percent of fatalities on our roads involved a driver or motorcyclist who had illicit drugs in their system. “Data like thisRead more »

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