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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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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 »

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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 »

Mt Annan resident charged

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad have charged a Mount Annan man in relation to a fraud offence of close $5 million. Strike Force McMaster is a Fraud and Cybercrime Squad investigation into alleged mortgage and equipment finance fraud, whereby a number of dummy companies were setRead more »


Residents given power to protect their homes from bushfires

Residents in bushfire prone areas of Campbelltown can now legally do more to to protect their homes and families from bushfires following the introduction of new laws in NSW. Welcoming the changes, the State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle said: “These new 10/50 vegetation clearing entitlement laws will help homeownersRead more »

Police appeal over park assault

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man following an assault in Liverpool earlier this year. About 1.15am on Saturday, May 2014, a 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman attended Woodward Park on Hoxton Park Road. The pair was approached by a group of four unknown males wearingRead more »

Joel Caine

Liverpool mayoral ball hosts to add celebrity appeal

Footy Show star Joel Caine and Miss Universe contestant Melinda Kemp will host the 2014 inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball. Mayor Ned Mannoun said Joel and Melinda would ensure that the night was a huge success. “I’m delighted that these two prominent personalities will be working with us on theRead more »


Book Week in Liverpool all about fun and learning

In line with year’s national theme of Connect to Reading, Liverpool will celebrate Book Week 2014 during August 16-22 with local libraries offering fun and educational activities aimed at linking school-aged children with books. “Liverpool libraries, in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, have a great range of fun and enriching activitiesRead more »

Online click now makes planning in NSW a breeze

The State Member for Campbelltown, Mr Bryan Doyle, has welcomed news that consumers can now take advantage of the new online planning tools, which will make the NSW planning system faster and simpler. “The E-Planning Tool is designed to save families and businesses, time and money by making the planning system moreRead more »

Russell Matheson

John Therry High wins prize

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson has congratulated John Therry Catholic High School on being the NSW Secondary School winner of this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. The Australian Government Anzac Day Schools’ Awards acknowledges secondary and primary schools that have shown an exceptional commitment to Australia’s wartime history through learning andRead more »

Learner driver is charged

Police investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the Macarthur Region yesterday, July 27, have charged a man with being an unaccompanied learner driver. About 7.30pm  emergency services were called to Wilton Road, Appin, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a car. On arrival officers from Campbelltown Local AreaRead more »

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