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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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Number plates confiscated, licence suspended: 132kmh in 70kmh zone

A P1 provisional driver had his number plates confiscated and will have to face court after he was caught and charged for allegedly speeding by more than 60km/h over the limit in Ingleburn yesterday. About 4.55pm (Sunday 20 August 2017), officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command were conductingRead more »

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Family concerns for wellbeing of man missing since August 1

Police have re-appealed for information from the public to locate a 30-year-old man who is missing from Ingleburn. Turia Travelon Vaine Keu was last seen at his home on Sackville Street at 6.30am on Tuesday, August 1 this year. He has not been seen or heard from since and policeRead more »

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Armed robbery overnight: Minto service station held up

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an armed robbery at a service station in Minto during the early hours of this morning. About 1.15am (Friday, August 18) two men entered the service station on Ben Lomond Road, one armed with a knife. Police say the bandits threatened the male shopRead more »

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Man charged over indecent assault of boy, 14, at Spring Farm

Police have charged a man after a boy was allegedly indecently assaulted while riding his bike near Camden yesterday morning. The 14-year-old boy was riding his bike in a residential street in Spring Farm about 8am when the incident took place. The teenager was approached by a man driving aRead more »

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Trainees, apprentices plan to put dent in youth unemployment

Campbelltown would be one of the big winners under a plan to reverse the decline in trainee and apprentice numbers. NSW Labor says that if it wins the next election 15 percent of construction on government projects valued over $500,000 will be allocated to apprentices, trainees, Indigenous Australians and theRead more »

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Work starts on intermodal as campaign against it rolls on

Work has started on building the Moorebank intermodal and there’s even signs along Moorebank Avenue declaring it’s the “biggest intermodal terminal in Australia’’. But residents opposed to it have not given up hope. RAID – Residents Against Intermodal Development –  will take part in a conciliation conference tomorrow, August 17.Read more »

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Forum will give senior citizens chance to speak their minds

There are almost 20,000 senior citizens living in Campbelltown and some of them will get the chance to discuss their concerns this Saturday, August 19. The Campbelltown Seniors Forum at the Glen Alpine Community Centre will be the first of two planned. A second one will be held later inRead more »

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Macarthur centre for sustainable living wins recognition for global view

The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) is on the road to becoming a world class educational facility. It aims to demonstrate the benefits of alternative energy production and use, waste water recycling, energy efficiency, waste avoidance and green space management no matter where you are on the planet. MCSLRead more »

Narellan Rotary Club’s Friends of Rotary charity ball raised $180,000 for medical research.

Perich family leads the way in big donations for medical research

Ingham Institute research into brain trauma, breast cancer, diabetes and mental health were the big winners of this year’s Narellan Rotary Club’s Friends of Rotary charity ball. The Perich family company led the way as more than $180,000 was pledged by them and other South West Sydney benefactors at whatRead more »

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