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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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Earthworks on the way for Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.

Major airport earthworks on the way at Badgerys Creek

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher has announced that the Western Sydney Airport company (WSA Co) is today releasing to market the Registration Of Interest (ROI) for early stage earthworks on the Badgerys Creek site. “This is a vital step towards meeting the Turnbull Government’s commitment that early stage earthworksRead more »

Eco tourism here we come for Campelltown bushland along the Georges River, from Wedderburn to Glenfield.

Ecotourism bid: bushland belongs to all of the people

Meg Oates, the 30 year veteran on council, believes Campelltown’s beautiful bushland, much of it pristine, belongs to all local people. Cr Oates has proposed activating the multitude of bushwalking tracks and trails along the Georges River as well as building a new bush cycle track. The aim is toRead more »

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Man stabbed, robbed in Macquarie Fields

Did you or someone you know happen to be at First Avenue, Macquarie Fields this morning? If you were and witnessed a man being stabbed by another man, police would like to hear from you. Police have commenced an investigation after the man was stabbed during a robbery in MacquarieRead more »

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Thousands of new trees to help reach 20 million target by 2020

At least 23,700 more trees will be planted in the Camden area by June 2020 thanks to a boost for new revegetation projects. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said two projects in the Camden region were among the 64 projects nationally to share in more than $18 million ofRead more »

Odyssey House's latest annual report

Odyssey House annual report: drug users getting older, ice still rules

Addiction to methamphetamines like “ice’’ was at a record high among an increased number of people seeking treatment for drug dependence, according to a major report by Odyssey House. One of Australia’s largest rehabilitation services, Odyssey House is based in Campbelltown and treats people from around the country. Released lastRead more »

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Airds incident: 21 year old allegedly assaulted police officer

A man will face court today charged with allegedly assaulting an officer who was trying to arrest him. The 21 year old man was taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was charged with resisting an officer in the execution of duty as well as assaulting an officer in theRead more »

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