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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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Lions convention

Lions convention held in food and culture epicentre

Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, and the Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, officially opened the 2014 Lions Clubs Convention in Cabramatta. The annual convention was organised in our local multicultural community for the first time by the Cabramatta Lions Club. They were also assisted by young people fromRead more »

boat ramp

Popular boat ramp’s makeover

Boaters now have improved access to the Georges River at Moorebank with work complete on the new Davy Robinson Reserve boat ramp. Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons said the NSW Government provided Liverpool City Council more than $389,000 through the Better Boating Program to upgrade of the ramp. “Stage oneRead more »


Search for teens moves to Kentlyn

Police from Campbelltown Local Area Command will continue their search for two missing teens in the Campbelltown area today, with their focus turning to the semi rural suburb of Kentlyn. Polair helicopters were spotted over Kentlyn just a few minutes ago. Yesterday afternoon, two 14-year-old boys in a black BMWRead more »

Volunteer awards

Time running out to nominate local heroes

There’s only three weeks left to nominate a worthy volunteer for the 2014 National Volunteer Awards – Macarthur. Macarthur MP Russell Matheson is hosting the awards to recognise hard working volunteers in Macarthur. Organisations and community groups from across Macarthur have sent in their nomination forms to Mr Matheson’s officeRead more »


Be prepared for a bit of trick or treat

Prepare to be scared this Halloween as Liverpool’s libraries host ghoulishly fun and entertaining activities for the young and young at heart, including face-painting, mask making, story times, games, free comic book giveaways and more. “Let your kids learn about Halloween traditions in a fun and safe environment at oneRead more »

Miss Princess 2014

Jasmine crowned Miss Princess 2014

Twelve-year old Jasmine Underwood of Leumeah has been crowned the 2014 Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Miss Princess at a special ceremony at Macarthur Square over the weekend. Jasmine was named Miss Princess after competing against 13 other aspiring young girls from across Campbelltown. At the crowning ceremony on Sunday, JasmineRead more »


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 »

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