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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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Drum roll, please: popular pipe band needs injection of youth

The Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown community pipes and drums band was formed 40 years ago. It is arguably NSW’s busiest pipe band, with one or two engagements every week until Anzac Day this year. But some of its members are getting a bit long in the tooth, and while it’sRead more »

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Makeover for a more user friendly library

Library users in Campbelltown will be able to quickly and easily check their books out when the HJ Daley Library introduces new self-service kiosks to cut queuing. The easy-to-use units, which scan your library card and book bar codes, are just part of a larger refurbishment that will create moreRead more »

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Key intersection makeover makes life easier for motorists

Local motorists travelling along Camden Valley Way are getting home sooner and safer following the completion of the Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road intersection upgrades. This project included widening Camden Valley Way, Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road, lengthening the existing right-turn lanes from Camden Valley Way into RichardsonRead more »

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Aboriginal culture focus of Earth Hour at botanic garden

Macarthur region residents are invited to be part of this year’s Earth Hour at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan on March 30. The free family event will also offer the chance to experience Aboriginal culture up close, including interactive workshops, star gazing and live acoustic and dance performances. CaringRead more »

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Jogger called police after he felt two shots go past him

Fearing for his safety, a 50 year old man flagged down a passing motorist and called police after he felt two gunshots travel past him while he was jogging near Camden yesterday afternoon. The incident took place around 3.45pm along Cawdor Road, Cawdor Officers from Camden Police Area Command searchedRead more »

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Camden’s first women’s shelter on the way – can you lend a hand?

Support from the community is crucial in establishing and running the first Camden women’s shelter. “We’ve found that establishing a shelter brings a whole community on a journey of understanding women’s homelessness and domestic and family violence,’’ says Annabelle Daniel, the chief executive officer of Women’s Community Shelters (WCS). “AtRead more »

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Man charged with murder over Jamie Phillips death

The man arrested over the death of Jamie Phillips is led away by detectives at St Helens Park yesterday. A 37 year old man has been arrested at a St Helens Park home and charged with the murder of Jamie Phillips last year. The accused was taken to Campbelltown PoliceRead more »

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Varroville cemetery bid opponents urged to speak up

The Scenic Hills Association is urging people against plans for Macarthur Memorial Park at Varroville to register to speak at an Independent Planning Commission public meeting later this month. The association says a government report issued in 2017 shows there’s no shortage of burial space in the South West SydneyRead more »

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Women of Macarthur tell their inspiring stories

The region’s largest retail centre, Macarthur Square, has strongly backed 2019 International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The Macarthur Square contribution started on Monday when Kellicar Lane was filled with both men and women from various parts of Macarthur Square,Read more »

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