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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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Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak signing the city deal agreement.

Youngsters vying to be mayor for a day

Camden primary schools can nominate one Year 6 student to participate in the mayor for a day public speaking competition. The competition is part of Local Government Week celebrations, from Tuesday, July 31 to Monday 6 August. Mayor Lara Symkowiak said the annual event was an opportunity for young peopleRead more »

Youth Solutions’ annual charity event is on Saturday, July 28 at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Youth Solutions big night will bring back 80s glitter

Turn on your crimper, dust off your cummerbunds and ruffle frocks, Youth Solutions’ annual charity event will bring back the 1980s. The big night is on Saturday, July 28 at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club. In appropriate fashion the event will raise much needed funds for Youth Solutions youth drugRead more »

a produce lane will be added to Camden's Taste festival this year,

Produce lane will give festival tasty boost

Camden Council is seeking applications from produce market stallholders for an exciting new addition to the annual Taste Food Wine and Music Festival. Produce Lane will be launched as part of the festival and will showcase a range of fresh and local food. The event is a feature of theRead more »


Driver, 74, dies after car rolls at Hume Highway

A 74-year-old man has died after the Jaguar he was driving rolled on the Hume Highway near Picton Road at Pheasants Nest earlier today. The sole occupant in the car, the man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he laterRead more »


Police to address media over Bringelly home invasion

Police will address the media later his morning over the home invasion overnight that resulted in three people suffering life-threatening injuries. Acting Superintendent Paul Albury, Commander of the Liverpool Police Area Command will address the media at 11am. Officers are currently still at the scene of the home invasion atRead more »

A construction viewing area will be built on the site of Western Sydney Airport.

Roll up, roll up to watch airport get built

An on-site visitor centre will give the public a first-class ticket to see Western Sydney Airport unfold in front of their eyes. WSA Co, the Federal Government-owned company building Western Sydney Airport, has invited registrations of interest to finalise the design and build the visitor centre, which will include aRead more »

Liverpool Hospital doctors Johnson Tang, Noah Freelander, Cale Burge, Chilan Nguyen and Sarah Khan have won the inaugural NSW Junior Doctors Conference 2018 Medical Challenge.

Our young doctors are top of the pops

A team of local junior doctors have shown they can’t be beaten when it comes to sharp clinical skills and performing under pressure. A group of second year doctors – Chilan Nguyen, Sarah Khan, Johnson Tang, Noah Freelander and Cale Burge – won the inaugural NSW Junior Doctors Conference 2018Read more »

VET forum was attended by almost 200 representatives of stakeholder organisations.

Vocational education and training forum hits right notes

Almost 200 representatives of vocational education and training, group training organisations, registered training organisations, TAFE colleges and industry from across the state attended this year’s VET in Schools forum. Aim of the day was to spread the word about the importance of vocational education and training [VET] in schools asRead more »

MP Greg Warren with Campbelltown Public School Principal Anna Butler and students celebrating their newly upgraded playground.

Playground upgrades for our 140 year old primary school

Upgrades to the playground at Campbelltown Public School have recently been completed thanks to a grant under the Community Building Partnership program. The $20,035 grant was supported by Campbelltown MP Greg Warren and was used to install seating, shade shelters and relay playing surfaces in the 140-year-old public school. MrRead more »

MP Anoulack Chanthivong presents a NSW Government community service award to Minto resident Laurie Porter.

Recognition for heritage advocate who helped save historic Minto church

Minto resident Laurie Porter was instrumental in the campaign to save historic St James Anglican Church in Kent Street, Minto. Working alongside Joan Cootes, another local heritage advocate, Ms Porter’s passion and commitment to historic buildings helped to save the church from demolition earlier this year. Ms Porter also assistedRead more »

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