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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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Rubbish dumping puts people and environment at risk

Illegal rubbish dumping is a crime which puts people’s health and the environment at risk, says the State Member for Camden Chris Patterson. “Communities are fed up with illegal dumping,” Mr Patterson said. “It puts people’s health at risk and contaminates the environment and it also costs our community millionsRead more »

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Time to find out how well you know your pastures

Macarthur and South West Sydney landholders are invited to get to know their natives from their “nasties’’ at a free workshop in Camden this weekend. The Pasture Plants and Weeds field day is aimed at helping landholders identify useful pasture species and poisonous weeds that might be living on theirRead more »

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Call for tighter controls: more than 7,000 guns in Campbelltown

There’s more than 7,000 guns in Campbelltown and local Greens councillor Ben Moroney is worried that they may end up in the wrong hands. “One gun owner in Campbelltown has 84 guns, another in Glenfield has 85 guns, another in Denham Court has 29,’’ says Cr Moroney. “There are nowRead more »

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Camden is getting bigger and more multicultural

As the Camden population grows, so does the cultural background and heritage of its residents. Almost 20 per cent of residents living in the Camden LGA were born overseas and 11 per cent from non-English speaking backgrounds. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures from 2016, the Camden local governmentRead more »

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Quidditch to pokemon: libraries join fun of International Games Week

Campbelltown City Library Service will join more than 1,000 libraries around the world for the tenth annual celebration of gaming in libraries. The 2017 International Games Week will be on from Sunday, October 29 to Saturday, November 4. Council’s four library branches, HJ Daley Library Campbelltown; Eagle Vale, Glenquarie andRead more »

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Mayoral pat on the back for award winning council staff

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, has praised staff involved in the sustainable council program which won a major local government environment award last week. Campbelltown’s sustainable council program took out the local sustainability category of the 2017 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Cr Brticevic congratulated staffRead more »

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Driver ran from police after crashing car in Ingleburn

A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly crashed his car, then ran from police in the early hours of this morning. About 1.30am today (Saturday, October 14), police were patrolling a car park in the Ingleburn central business district when they observed a vehicle acting suspiciously. WhenRead more »

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Zonta club awards celebrate our talented young women

The Zonta Club of Macarthur 2017 awards night was a celebration of outstanding young women and their achievements. None more so than Amity College student Mirac Mermi, who won two honours, including the big one, the Young Women in Public Affairs award. Ms Mermi, who was also named the winnerRead more »

Breast cancer awareness is vital

Breast cancer: women encouraged to be proactive

Every day eight women die from breast cancer in Australia. It’s a terrible statistic to go with one in eight Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And it’s precisely why the McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses based in the South Western Sydney Local HealthRead more »

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Investigation launched: two pedestrians hit in Ingleburn

Crash Investigation Unit officers have launched an urgent probe into how two pedestrians were struck by a black Ford Focus sedan this morning near the Ingleburn shopping centre. They would like to speak to any person who witnessed the crash, and are especially interested in anyone with dash cam visionRead more »

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Puppies to give HSC students welcome paws for thought

A bunch of local lovable puppies have been assigned a very special role during this year’s HSC exams. Thanks to Camden Council, any student doing it tough during the exams period and looking for some stress relief can head down to Narellan Library and have some fun with little, cuteRead more »

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