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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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Labor joins calls for State Government to foot byelection bill

Shadow Minister for Local Government Peter Primrose and Campbelltown MP Greg Warren have joined calls for the NSW Government to reimburse Campbelltown City Council the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on holding last Saturday’s by-election. “Local residents are being double stung – first they lose hundreds of thousands ofRead more »

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Labor would have lost byelection in two horse race: Lake

Former Campbelltown Mayor Paul Lake believes Labor would have lost last Saturday’s byelection if it was a two horse race. “I think Josh Cotter would have been elected, when you look at how the numbers ended up after preferences were distributed,’’ Councillor Lake said. The Labor candidate, Ben Gilholme wasRead more »

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Argyle Street: eastern side to get an upgrade

The revitalisation of Argyle Street in Camden will continue with the landscaping of a concrete section of the road’s median to improve the visual appeal of the historic town centre. This week, Camden Council resolved to accept the tender of a construction company to remove and replace the 80 metreRead more »

Kyle Naylor.

Police release picture of person of interest over carjacking

Police have released the image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries into a break-in and the theft and attempted theft of four cars in Camden LAC yesterday. Kyle Naylor, pictured at left, is aged 25 years old and described as of Caucasian appearance, ofRead more »

The battle to close the health gap in south west Sydney has just received a $1.2 million boost.

Battle to close the health gap gets $1.2m boost

According to the Close the Gap report card, local Aboriginal people are twice as likely to be hospitalised for endocrine diseases and four times as likely for renal dialysis. But there has been some progress in the south west region. Especially since the introduction six years ago of the IntegratedRead more »

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Police seek man over sexual assault of young woman on train

Police are investigating after a young woman was indecently assaulted on south west line train yesterday afternoon. The teenager boarded a train at Macquarie Fields Railway Station around 4.30 pm when she was approached by a man. Police have been told the man attempted to speak to the girl beforeRead more »

Jason taylor has been sacked as Wests Tigers coach after two big losses in a row.

Wests Leagues Ashfield to host media conference on Taylor sacking

Wests Tigers will be holding a media conference at 5pm to discuss the board’s sacking of coach Jason Taylor earlier today. The conference will be held in the premises of the merged entity’s biggest shareholder, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. Wests Tigers board chairwoman Marina Go said that this decision toRead more »

Talking about infrastructure: Mayor George Brticevic and MPs Michael Daley and Greg Warren on their tour of the main street in the Campbelltown CBD last week.

Warren: Vital we avoid playing catch up on infrastructure

We don’t want a situation where we have all this development and are left playing catch-up with infrastructure and services, says Greg Warren. The Campbelltown MP says proper, consultative planning processes are “absolutely vital’’ to ensure that road infrastructure in and around the CBD and across the Macarthur region copesRead more »

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Crypto is back: 71 cases reported to public health unit

The public health unit of South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD ) are advising anyone who has had diarrhoea not to swim in pools until at least two weeks after they have fully recovered. The advice comes in the wake of an increase in the number of cases ofRead more »

Ben Gilholme has won the Campbelltown Council byelection held today.

Campbelltown byelection: Labor win

The Labor Party has taken a stranglehold on Campbelltown Council after winning today’s byelection to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fred Borg. Its candidate, Ben Gilholme, 25, is certain to be elected after receiving more than 45 percent of the total vote counted to open up aRead more »

The Campbelltown Rainbow Club received $4,180 from Clubgrants

Clubgrants get mayoral nod: good for the community

The Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, has praised the Clubgrants program, saying it had funded many worthy projects in past years. “These projects are vital to the wellbeing of our community, and often provide services which residents might not otherwise be able to access,” he said. Campbelltown City CouncilRead more »

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