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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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Good news for street university: MP Melanie Gibbons

Top marks for grant to street university

The Liverpool Street University has scored a $119,742 grant to build a sound studio, a new kitchen and deck. The State Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, joined Street University campus manager Delise Kerehona earlier this week to announce details of the grant. “The grant will be used in the constructionRead more »

Let’s reflect on the forum: candidates (from left) Michael Byrne, Charisma Kaliyanda, John Anderson, Melanie Gibbons and Signe Westerberg relax at the end of the night.

Forum a hit as candidates face Q&A from voters

Most of those local residents who attended last night’s intermodal forum at Wattle Grove agreed on one thing: there should be more public debates like it. It may not have had the hype of another gathering across town or the backing of a giant media corporation, but it did haveRead more »

Greg Warren

Five reasons to vote for me: Greg Warren

Labor candidate for Campbelltown, Greg Warren, makes his pitch to the voters via the South West Voice: As we lead up to the election this Saturday I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many locals, community organisations, local families and media who have taken the time to talkRead more »

Andrew Bosch, Greens candidate in Liverpool

Young Greens candidate for Liverpool

The Greens candidate for Liverpool, André Bosch, has submitted his five reasons local voters should support him at the 2015 state election this Saturday: 1. As a Green, there is at least one thing I can safely guarantee: I’m a member of the only party with a record of notRead more »

Greens candidate in Macquarie Fields Mary Brownlee.

Greens stand for equality and access to services

The Greens candidate in the seat of Macquarie Fields, Mary Brownlee, takes up the invitation from the South West Voice to tell voters why they should support her this Saturday: There is a lot to do in the community of Macquarie Fields to create equality and access to services. 1.Read more »

A forum to hear Holsworthy candidates’ views will be held in Wattle Grove this Wednesday, March 25 from 7pm

Holsworthy candidates to speak at intermodal forum

The Moorebank intermodal  terminal project has been on the radar of local residents for a number of years, but 2015 looks like being crunch time. One way or the other, the fate of the project will be decided later this year. But before that there’s a NSW state election, whichRead more »


Calling all artists: public memorial plan for Holsworthy

Liverpool City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from artists and designers to submit their ideas for a new public art memorial commemorating Australia’s involvement in the First World War, to be installed at the entrance of the Holsworthy Army Barracks. The creation of the memorial forms partRead more »

Health focus in Oran Park: MP Chris Patterson and NSW health minister Jillian Skinner yesterday.

Health centre for Oran Park

An integrated community health centre will be established in the growth community of Oran Park. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has a location in Oran Park Drive to establish the Oran Park Integrated Primary Care Centre Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Camden Chris Patterson announced detailsRead more »

Moorebank Sports Club CEO Tracey Lentell, left, and MP Melanie Gibbons sign the memorandum of understanding yesterday.

Historic agreement brings stability for clubs

MP Melanie Gibbons yesterday joined representatives from Moorebank Sports Club to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding between local clubs and the NSW Government. The ground breaking MoU, which provides stability for local clubs and the wider community over the next four years, was signed at an official ceremony atRead more »

Labor says it will help develop a Wests Tigers centre of excellence in Campbelltown

Warren welcomes promise on Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence

  Labor candidate for Campbelltown Greg Warren says a Foley Labor Government will establish a Wests Tigers’ high-performance, community based Centre of Excellence at Campbelltown. Labor says it will work with the Wests Tigers and Campbelltown City Council to develop the club’s plans for the Centre of Excellence. “This isRead more »


Certificates for our volunteer seniors

Liverpool deputy mayor, Councillor Peter Ristevski, handed out certificates to volunteer seniors at a Seniors Week function hosted by the Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre (LVRC) earlier in the week. “I was honoured to be able to present certificates to our wonderful volunteers, who do such a great job in theRead more »

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