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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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Connectivity key to survival for koalas along Appin Road

Planning has started to widen Appin Road into a six lane highway to handle the anticipated increase in traffic from the massive new housing developments in South Campbelltown. But other than fencing along the eastern side, local koalas have been left out in the cold by the state government. RoadsRead more »


Six arrested, charged as ice Task Force swoops across Macarthur

Six people have been charged and four search warrants executed at homes in Campbelltown and Camden following investigations under Strike Force Coman. Strike Force Coman was established by officers attached to Camden Police Area Command in December 2017, to investigate the supply of the drug commonly known as ice. OfficersRead more »

Bardia Barracks

Plan to preserve Bardia Barracks heritage for future generations

Built in 1940, Bardia Barracks was Australia’s first purpose-built training camp for the thousands of troops who served their country during World War II. Soldiers who went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars and members of the National Service and Army Reserve also trained at Ingleburn ArmyRead more »


Camden to host pest animals strategy forum

Landowners in the Macarthur region are being called on to have their say on pest animal management at a consultation session in Camden next week. The session will give participants insight into current pest animal programs in the local area. It will also be an opportunity to provide feedback onRead more »

Second year graduate midwife, Hannah Murray

Graduate nurses choosing to work locally for good reason

Hannah Murray is one of more than 270 new nurses and midwives who have just started their careers at South Western Sydney Local Health District. A second year graduate midwife, Ms Murray, said she had found working in the District to be very professionally fulfilling. “I came to Campbelltown asRead more »


Warren calls on Gladys to act on koalas

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren is calling on the Berejiklian Government to immediately release the much delayed NSW Koala Strategy. He says NSW has been without a plan to save its koala population, including the local population here in Campbelltown – the last remaining disease-free koala population in the state, forRead more »

Pauline James has been named Local Woman of the Year

Local woman of the year spearheaded Anzac Day quilt project

For the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day in 2015 Pauline James spearheaded the Lest We Forget Quilt project. The project started with the aim of creating one quilt to represent the proud traditions of Australian service men and women, and to symbolise the gratitude felt by all Australians for theirRead more »

donation reform to gag charities

Government accused of using donations reform to silence charities

Dr Mike Freelander, the Labor MP in Macarthur, has accused the Turnbull Government of using donations reform to try to gag charities. “The government believes charities should be seen but not heard,’’ he said today. “They can run a soup kitchen but not talk about the causes of poverty. “TheyRead more »


Indigenous services in Campbelltown doing top job, says MP

Indigenous community service providers work tirelessly for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, says State Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren. He was speaking after he introduced opposition Aboriginal Affairs spokesman David Harris to representatives and staff at Campbelltown’s local Indigenous community service groups. “I am continually amazed at theirRead more »

Member for Hume Angus Taylor

Our little learners can now say, si parla Italiano

Almost 500 little learners will be given the opportunity to take on a second language through the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said 14 preschools in his electorate will this year be taking part in ELLA, with students being offered Italian, Spanish, ChineseRead more »

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