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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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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 »

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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 »

Investigation into multiple vehicle collision at Fairfield West

Police are investigating a multiple vehicle collision which occured on the Cumberland Highway in Fairfield West last night, July 26. About 5.15pm emergency services were called to the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Hamilton Road. Officers from Fairfield Local Area Command attended, and found a tow truck and five vehiclesRead more »

Man faces court over water meters

A man will face court after copper and water meters were stolen in the Smeaton Grange area this month. About 9.30pm yesterday, July 25, two men aged 25 and 27, and an 18-year-old woman parked a car outside a construction site on Anderson Avenue and allegedly entered the area. OfficersRead more »

Fourth person charged over rape

Police have charged a fourth person over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at Liverpool last month. Just before 9.30pm on Saturday, June 21, the 16-year-old was approached by a group of six males in the forecourt of Liverpool Library on George Street. The girl walked to aRead more »

Menai MP: public schools worth celebrating

The Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, says Education Week is an important time to recognise the valuable contribution of local public schools. This year’s Education Week is from Monday, 28 July to Friday, 1 August – and marks 60 years since it was first celebrated in 1954. “Education Week isRead more »

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