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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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Labor blasts $7 co-payment

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King, Member for Ballarat, will address a public meeting at Lurnea’s George Bates Community Centre on Thursday, August 14. It follows vigorous opposition from the Member for Werriwa, Laurie Ferguson to the proposed $7 co-payment payable whenever most people visit the doctor. “The threeRead more »

Liverpool administration centre: council will repair and replace ageing plant and equipment.

Repair plan for Liverpool Council admin centre

  Liverpool Council has given the green light for plans to upgrade and replace ageing plant and equipment, including cooling tower supports, within its administration building at 33 Moore Street. A report to the July 30 meeting said that Liverpool Council was aware three years ago when it bought theRead more »

Georges River habitat gets a Green Army boost

  The Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee has launched a Green Army project. The GRCCC led the way and prepared a successful submission on behalf of member Councils for 12 Green Army projects running over two years. The project will see Green Army teams working across the upper, mid andRead more »

Bigger and better? Campbelltown Sport Stadium.

Campbelltown joins battle for a new western Sydney stadium

Campbelltown Council will wage a strong campaign to convince the State Government Sydney’s third major stadium/entertainment facility should be built here. The general manager, Mr Paul Tosi, has been tasked with discussing with the state sports minister the potential of Campbelltown Sports Stadium being converted into the number three sportRead more »

The God of Fortune: This year's Riverfest will place emphasis on Campbelltown's link to sister city Koshigaya.

Japanese flavour to Riverfest ’14

This year’s Riverfest will be held on Saturday, August 30 between 11am and 3pm Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown. A report to Campbelltown Council at its July 29 meeting noted that a number of exciting and interactive workshops and displays will feature at the event to ‘‘ensure the environmental and multicultural educationRead more »

The Campbelltown City Council civic centre in Queen Street.

Meet you at the library, for coffee

Visitors to Campbelltown library will soon be able to enjoy a cup of coffee to accompany their reading. Council has backed plans for a coffee shop at the HJ Daley Library, and also the civic centre in Queen Street. A report to council for the July 29 meeting noted thatRead more »

Missing Persons Week 2014 is set to focus on dementia

NSW Police Force has launched the 2014 Missing Persons Week campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons. In 2014, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia for the theme Dementia and Missing Persons… Learn how to prevent these words appearing inRead more »

Cash boost for Appin and Airds men’s shed projects

Appin Men’s Shed and the Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed have been selected to receive $3,300 and $6000 in funding through the National Shed Development Program. The Sheds were two of 102 organisations selected for funding in round seven of the national program. Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the AppinRead more »

Volunteer awards

Honours for local volunteers

Volunteers are a special feature of Australian culture and the Macarthur region is no different. Where Macarthur is different is in singling out and honouring  the local volunteers who keep the engines of its community life ticking over. And that is pretty much what the Federal Member for Macarthur, RussellRead more »

Gallipoli tour deadline near

The State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, is encouraging Campbelltown high schools to apply for the NSW Government’s 2015 Gallipoli School Tour ballot which closes on Wednesday, August 27. “2015 marks the Centenary of the fateful ANZAC campaign. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students in yearsRead more »

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