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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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Asbestos warning: it could be anywhere

Liverpool City Council is encouraging local homeowners, renovators, tradies and handymen to be mindful of asbestos when carrying out their work as part of Asbestos Awareness month this November. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun (pictured) said that asbestos was a common building material present in many older homes and buildings inRead more »

Boat ramp

Liverpool makes another splash

New boat ramp and pontoon facilities on the Georges River are one more step in Liverpool’s growing stature, says mayor Ned Mannoun. Speaking after he, State Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons and Andy Robertson, Manager Operations Botany Bay/Port Hacking, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), inspected the newly opened boat rampRead more »

Fisher's Ghost Festival

Party time as Fisher’s Ghost festival hits the road

The heart of Campbelltown – from Broughton Street to the art gallery and across to Bradbury Oval – was buzzing like one giant party through the entire weekend as the 2014 Fisher’s Ghost Festival hit its straps. The festivities got under way on Friday night at the Campbelltown Arts CentreRead more »

Victor Chang Institute

Victor Chang institute awards for 10 local science students

Year 11 students from schools across Campbelltown will be presented with a Victor Chang School Science Award for outstanding achievement in scientific studies. Campbelltown Mayor, Councillor Paul Lake, will acknowledge the talented students in a ceremony next Thursday, November 13. Professor Daniella Stock of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research InstituteRead more »


Third lane opened: M5 travel times reduced

South west region motorists can expect further improvements on the M5 South West Motorway with the opening of the third lane westbound from the old toll plaza at Hammondville to the Hume Highway overpass in Liverpool. This new 3.4km section joins the third lane which is already open westbound betweenRead more »

Airds renewal

Airds overhaul good for Campbelltown

Once complete, the Airds redevelopment will result in an even better Campbelltown, says local member Bryan Doyle. Speaking after escorting the NSW Planning Minister, Ms Pru Goward, on an inspection tour yesterday of the Airds-Bradbury renewal project, Mr Doyle said it will also deliver more housing choice. Ms Goward saidRead more »


Radical Liverpool plan to give CBD brothels the flick

Liverpool Council last night voted to support a radical approach to removing the brothels operating in the central business district. The council will buy or lease the buildings in which brothels operate in the CBD, When each brothel’s lease expires, council will not renew the contract with the brothel’s operators.Read more »

Gough Whitlam

Fear and trepidation in the court of Gough

The memorial service for the former Prime Minister and Member for Werriwa, Gough Whitlam, will be held next Wednesday, November 5 in the Sydney Town Hall. Speaking in Parliament House yesterday during a Condolence Motion, CHRIS HAYES, chief opposition whip, and for five years the Member for Werriwa, reveals aRead more »

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