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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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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 »


Man, 21, faces court over school incident

Police have charged a man with being armed and with intent to commit an indictable offence following an incident in a Campbelltown school on Thursday. A 21 year old man last night attended Campbelltown Police Station, was arrested and will appear in Parramatta Court today. Police say that at aboutRead more »

Medical technology

Out of the bunker: Ingham Institute’s reveal of cancer technology

The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research unveiled its much-awaited MRI-Linac cancer research technology earlier this month at a  special event in the institute’s high-tech, purpose built Research Bunker at Liverpool Hospital. The flagship project that will be a first for Australia and one of only three in the world, the Ingham Institute’sRead more »

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New road accident rules from October 15

Liverpool and Macarthur motorists should mark October 15 in their calendars as NSW Police issue a reminder of the changes to reporting traffic crashes which come into effect from that date. The new streamlined process starts on Wednesday, October 15 as part of a red-tape reduction initiative to better manageRead more »

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