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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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Local hero personifies spirit of Invictus Games

Garry Robinson personifies the values of the Invictus Games: resilience and the unconquered human spirit. The Macarthur resident has already competed in three previous Invictus Games and is all set for Sydney during October 20-27. Robinson will take part in the cycling, archery and swimming competitions at the 2018 InvictusRead more »

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Work finally starts on the airport in our backyard

Work to build Western Sydney Airport has begun, with ground broken today on the once-in-a-generation project. “Today marks both the end of a long journey and the start of an exciting new one,” Western Sydney Airport chief executive Graham Millett said. “It’s been talked about for decades, but now we’re ending theRead more »

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Nod to $200m biodiversity offset clears way for airport earthworks

The approval of Western Sydney Airport’s $200 million biodiversity offset delivery plan by the Department of the Environment and Energy provides clears the way for earthworks to begin on the airport site. Alan Tudge, the new minister (Cities, urban infrastructure and population) responsible for the airport, said the Western SydneyRead more »

MP Greg Warren has marked down the state government on infrastructure delivery in Campbelltown and Macarthur.

Infrastructure deficit means trouble ahead, warns local MP

The future of Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region under the Berejiklian Government looks bleak given the lack of investment in infrastructure, the NSW Parliament has been told. In a scathing report card on the Liberal National Party government first elected almost eight years ago, Greg Warren, the Labor memberRead more »

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Plan to minimise flood damage needs input from residents

Residents across Campbelltown City are invited to have their say on the Bow Bowing Bunbury Curran Creek catchment strategic floodplain risk management study and plan. Campbelltown City Council is in the final stages of completing the document which identifies the areas most at risk of flooding and potential ways toRead more »

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Workshop will help local snappers hone their skills

Locals interested in entering the 2018 Macarthur Nature Photography competition can pick up some handy hints at the Art in Nature workshop this Saturday at the Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan. In collaboration with Campbelltown arts centre and the three Macarthur councils, the Botanic Garden is hosting an afternoon of photographyRead more »

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Ingleburn Lions ready to cook up a vandastic storm

The Lions Club of Ingleburn has been serving the local community for 56 years and will continue to do so for many to come. And from this weekend a new, bigger and better food van will help the service club have an even bigger presence around the traps. At 9amRead more »

Get Ready Weekend is part of the planning to survive bush fire emergencies,

Make Get Ready Weekend part of your bush fire survival plan

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is calling on all Macarthur residents to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the coming bush fire season on Get Ready Weekend. Residents across the region at a number of locations will be able to get involved in fun family events includingRead more »

The Badgerys Creek "multiversity'' would redress the imbalance in educational places available in our region.

Top marks for Badgerys Creek ‘multiversity’ plan

A multi university campus in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will make the Western Parkland City one of Australia’s pre-eminent learning centres. Greater Sydney Commission chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull says the science, technology, engineering and maths focus of would underpin the Western Parkland City’s future, supporting high-skill, high technology jobs andRead more »

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Local MP takes aim at minister over Varroville heritage listing delay

Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong has taken aim at the NSW Heritage Minister for delaying by 12 months a decision on the State Heritage listing of the curtilage at Varroville in the Scenic Hills. He says heritage minister Gabrielle Upton has a strict obligation under heritage laws to actRead more »

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