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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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Ingleburn brawl death: 19 year old in court

A Cabramatta man has been charged over an alleged break-in as part of ongoing investigations into the death of a teenager during a brawl in Ingleburn. Just before 9.40pm on Friday emergency services were called to Chester Road, Ingleburn, after reports of a brawl involving a large group of people.Read more »


Health research will benefit our region – and the world

The Research Showcase on June 5-6 will highlight the ground-breaking health and medical research under way in South West Sydney. Fascinating keynote speakers – including a history-making Olympian – and ground-breaking research presentations will be among the highlights of the 2019 Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase in June. TheRead more »


Warren calls on premier to act on high rise safety report

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has called on the Berejiklian Government to act on a report commissioned in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tower tragedy in London which claimed more than 70 lives. The Building Confidence report compiled by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir was presented to the state governmentRead more »


MP calls on minister to protect heritage value of Scenic Hills

Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong (pictured) says the State Government has no option but to heritage list land surrounding Varroville Homestead in the Scenic Hills. An impartial report by the Independent Planning Commission has backed the Heritage Council’s recommendation to list an extension of the land surrounding Varroville HomesteadRead more »


Winterland II: more cool fun than last time

It was a big hit last time, but when Winterland returns to Campbelltown for a second time during the July school holidays it will have even more features on offer. Sydney’s largest open-air ice rink, a giant snow dome with real snow and a Star of the Show ferris wheelRead more »


Man, 20, in court over shooting of teenager

It was at first reported that a teenager had been shot while walking home from a party in the early hours of Sunday morning. The initial police reports suggested the 17 year old had just left a party and was near the intersection of Woodhouse Drive and Jaggers Place inRead more »


Negotiating this major intersection is now smoother, safer

With the concrete laid and shovels put away, motorists are enjoying a smoother and safer journey through the intersections of Narellan and Appin Roads at Campbelltown. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government has delivered these improvements as part of its program to reduce congestion and improveRead more »


Swings galore but sitting MPs get nod for three more years

Winners are grinners: Hume MP Angus Taylor handing out how to vote cards on Saturday. While the status quo was maintained across South West Sydney and all sitting MPs were returned, Saturday’s federal election recorded single digit swings against Labor in some seats. But there were also swings against theRead more »


Get your democracy sausage at the arts centre

We are all familiar with the democracy sausages by now. A concept that can only become possible in Australia, you vote, come out and buy a sausage in a bit of bread and go on your way. For tomorrow’s big day in Election ’19, the Campbelltown Arts Centre will goRead more »


Elderly Wilton woman dies after her own dog attacked her, husband

A Wilton woman has died in hospital after she was attacked by her own dog yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to a home on Hornby Street, Wilton, following reports of a dog attack. On arrival, officers located a 74-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife suffering lacerations and bite marks.Read more »

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