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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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Army career door opens for Aboriginal students

A new partnership between the NSW Government and the Australian Army is aimed at providing support to more Aboriginal students to develop a career in the Army. Earlier this week, NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello and Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle joined with the Chief of the AustralianRead more »

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PM Abbott only interested in saving his job: MP

Werriwa MP Laurie Ferguson says Prime Minister Tony Abbott is not serious about supporting Australian families and is only interested in saving his own skin. “Tony Abbott yesterday refused to reverse his $5.5 billion in cuts to family payments. Instead he recommitted to his plan to rip up to $6,000Read more »


Forum aim is disability inclusion action plan

Campbelltown City Council’s first Open Access Forum for 2015 is open to people with disability, carers and interested members of the community. Aim of the forum is to help develop a new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). The forum will be held on Tuesday, February 10, at the Greg PercivalRead more »


MP takes mental health pledge for beyondblue

The Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson,  welcomed beyondblue’s big blue bus and National Roadshow team to Macarthur on Sunday, and offered his support by making a mental health pledge. “With three million Australians currently experiencing depression and anxiety—half of which are not seeking help, it is vital that everyoneRead more »


Makeover for Marsden Park’s exercise equipment

Outdoor exercise equipment at the popular Marsden Park in Park Central has undergone a recent makeover, providing access to a complete fitness solution for local residents of all ages and abilities. The equipment was first installed in 2011, and the recent upgrade features a robust and contemporary design, with instructional signageRead more »


Kids go back to books over summer

A record 578 children across Campbelltown participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club over the summer school holidays. The record breaking participation numbers highlighted the program’s continued success in fostering good reading habits among children. A total of 12,270 titles were read during the seven week program. To celebrate the endRead more »

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Man, 22, faces court over two day crime spree

A Claymore man has been arrested and charged with multiple offences allegedly committed over two days this week. Police began making inquiries after an armed robbery on Tuesday, when at 6am two men entered a fast-food outlet on Stoney Batter Road in the Minto industrial estate off Pembroke Road. PoliceRead more »

Ristretto cafe

Here’s cheers to a Ristretto cafe in Bigge Park

And then there were two. Ristretto cafes that is, now operating in Liverpool, with the second one on the edge of Bigge Park, near Liverpool Hospital. Called The Shed By Ristretto, it is also run by the man who created the super successful Northumberland Street outlet a few years back,Read more »

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Troubled families win from legal aid funding boost

The Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle has announced funding for the Macarthur Legal Centre at Campbelltown to provide support for families under the Baird Government’s Safe Home for Life child protection reforms. “Over the next two years Macarthur Legal Centre will receive $57,000 to provide advice and assistance to familiesRead more »

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What do you think of council’s online approach?

Campbelltown City Council is seeking feedback on its online presence and is inviting residents, customers, ratepayers and other interested parties to be directly involved in the process by completing a short survey online. All eligible participants who complete the survey by 4pm on Tuesday, February 10 will have the chanceRead more »

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