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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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The outdoor dining area of Campbelltown Arts Centre has been smoke free for some time.

Outdoor dining to be smoke free from July 6

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is reminding the local community that from July 6 all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be smoke-free, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000. This means staff and patrons of hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes willRead more »

On the bus to Parramatta: boost to the number of services

Popular bus service to Parramatta even bigger now

An extra 133 services a week have been added to the timetable of the Parramatta to Liverpool T80 bus service. “The T80 service is a great connector service for residents from the South West suburbs like Miller, Hinchinbrook, Busby and Bonnyrigg to travel to and from the Liverpool CBD,” saysRead more »

Back in town: Mark Latham, centre, will speak at Liverpool Library on Tuesday, May 12.

Mark Latham slated for talk in the library

Liverpool’s libraries are hosting a broad range of events in this month and next, including a talk by former federal Labor opposition leader and one time Liverpool Mayor Mark Latham on May 12. There will also be the chance to be a part of the National Simultaneous Storytime happening aroundRead more »

Blackspot: the intersection of Elizabeth and Mitchell Streets, Camden

Local blackspots to be fixed

Three local traffic blackspots, Elizabeth and Mitchell Streets, Camden, Allenby Road, Rossmore  and Wilton Road, Wilton will be fixed in the next 12 months. The federal Government has allocated $293,000 to fix these dangerous blackspots. The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will beRead more »

Above and below: The winning entries from Mount Pritchard East Primary School 3 kindergarten glass and Middleton Grange Public School.

Fowler students use arts to share Anzac views

Primary and high school students from across the Fowler electorate last week came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and Anzac tradition on Saturday, April 25. The event also served as an exhibit of the artworks designed by students depicting their unique understanding of this importantRead more »

On public exhibition: Mt Gilead’s entrance along Appin Road.

Mt Gilead small step forward but Appin Road still a worry

Campbelltown Council has moved the Mt Gilead housing plan a step closer to reality by agreeing to place it on public exhibition. Up to 1,700 houses will be built when the development with the Appin Road frontage finally gets the green light, providing a Campbelltown population increase of around 5,000Read more »

The gate is closed to access to Casula Powerhouse.

Big wet causes havoc in the south west

An evacuation centre was set up as residents near the rising water levels of the Georges River at Moorebank, Chipping Norton and Milperra were last night asked to evacuate their homes in response to the ongoing severe weather conditions impacting residents in South West Sydney. Residents in parts of MilperraRead more »

Green Army projects are on the way across Australia.

Green Army’s Camden project on the way

The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds in the Camden area to join what will become the largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country. The second round of Green Army projects are set to get under way in the coming weeks and youngRead more »

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