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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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Lifejacket campaign aim is to save lives

The mobile Old4New van will be at Moorebank this Sunday, October 12, between 2pm and 5pm. The visit is part of a Transport for NSW program to change the perception that lifejackets are too bulky and uncomfortable to wear. The campaign van will be located at Davy Robinson Park, DavyRead more »

road funding

More than $11 million for local roads

Councils in Macarthur will receive more than $11 million for work on local roads, including construction and street repairs. The money comes from the federal government’s Roads to Recovery program. Local councils will soon be advised of their full allocations for the 2014-15 to 2018-19 program, said Macarthur MP RussellRead more »


Motorcyclist dies in Prestons crash

A motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle crash in Prestons today. Just before 9am, officers attached to Green Valley Local Area Command were called to the intersection of Jedda Road and Whyalla Place following reports of a crash. Police have been told a 29-year-old man was riding a motorcycle eastRead more »

Heathcote Road

Heathcote Road set to be widened

Investigations are under way for the potential widening of Heathcote Road at Moorebank to two lanes in each direction. Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay and member for Menai Melanie Gibbons have announced details of the process. “Heathcote Road is a major arterial road providing access from Liverpool toRead more »

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Intermodal plans deeply flawed: Mayor

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun says the Planning and Assessment Commission report about the Moorebank Intermodal had justified council and the community’s concerns that the plans were deeply flawed and failed to recognise significant problems with the site. On September 29 the Planning and Assessment Commission limited the first stage ofRead more »


MP ‘disgusted’ over intermodal concept nod

State Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons has expressed disgust at today’s Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) announcement of concept approval for the SIMTA Intermodal at Moorebank. Promising that the fight against the intermodal was not over, Ms Gibbons issued a strongly worded statement: “I am shocked and angry that theRead more »

Liverpool Night Markets

More to Liverpool night markets than stalls

Where can you learn to perfect your Samoan fire dancing skills* and take in a special fire dancing performance by the Matavai Cultural Arts group dancers and drummers for free? Only at the Liverpool Night Markets, which return this Saturday, October 4 with a strong Pacific flavour and a recordRead more »

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