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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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Stopwork meeting: 200 Liverpool Council staff attend

At least 200 Liverpool Council staff took part in a stopwork meeting at Bigge Park this morning, says the United Services Union, which represents local government workers. A spokesperson for the union said a number of motions were passed at the meeting including a vote of no confidence in theRead more »

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Changes more like insourcing, says Liverpool Council CEO

Liverpool Council chief executive officer Carl Wulff  says council is not planning to outsource any of its services. Indeed, the council CEO says, any changes would more correctly be called insourcing than outsourcing. Mr Wulff was responding to a series of questions put to him by the South West VoiceRead more »

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YouTube video help for dental health of pregnant women

Assistant Minister for Health Jai Rowell recently launched a new video resource aimed at providing women with practical advice on maintaining good dental health during pregnancy. Mr Rowell, who is also the State Member for Wollondilly, said the video was funded by a $32,904 grant from NSW Kids and FamiliesRead more »

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Autism champion Grace Fava woman of the year

Chris Hayes, the federal member for Fowler, was there on Friday night when autism champion Grace Fava was called on stage to accept the University of Western Sydney 2015 Woman of the West award. The veteran MP says he wasn’t one bit surprised his nomination for the award had won.Read more »

Nice one, Mr Mayor: Councillor Paul Lake and Premier Mike Baird shake hands after the event at Wests Leagues yesterday.

Premier Baird plays straight bat to mayor’s googly

Premier Mike Baird has promised that if re-elected on March 28 his government will look into the feasibility of developing the Spring Farm road as an alternative link between Campbelltown and Camden-Narellan. Mr Baird was answering a question from the mayor of Campbelltown, Paul Lake, who explained to the premierRead more »


Intermodal delegation express concerns to minister

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward has told a delegation from RAID, the community action group opposed to the plans for a Moorebank intermodal terminal, that their concerns would be carefully considered. The delegation asked that the minister reject the proposal. “She seems to have a sympathetic ear to our cause,’’Read more »


Business cleans up its act in laneway

Only a week after Liverpool Council vowed to get tough with adjoining shopkeepers, Northumberland Serviceway Lane looks cleaner and neater than it has for a long time. At its meeting last week, the council voted to even consider fining shopkeepers who did not clean up their rubbish in a timelyRead more »

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MPs Hayes and Ruddock join forces against death penalty

The co-chairmen of the Australian Parliamentarians against the Death Penalty group, Fowler MP Chris Hayes and Philip Ruddock have received advice that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives have formally approved the reforming of the group for the 44th Parliament. The impending executionRead more »

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