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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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Local cricket the winner in T20 World Cup Legacy Fund

Cricket clubs in Macarthur have been successful in securing grants in Round 2 of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.  Round 2 saw more than $2 million available for new facilities and programs to support the growth of cricket participation with Camden District Cricket Association receivingRead more »


Funding boost for tenants’ advocacy services

The region’s most vulnerable tenants and homeowners will receive greater support thanks to a boost to NSW Government funding for programs which offer vital education, advice and advocacy services.  Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves says Macarthur Legal Centre’s South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) will continue toRead more »


Pressure on Angus Taylor over commuter parking promise

As part of the election campaign earlier this year, Liberal MP Angus Taylor announced a commitment to spend $30 million constructing 1,000 new car parking spaces at Campbelltown and Macarthur train stations. Indeed he brought out Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Campbelltown for the announcement. Now Campbelltown MP Greg WarrenRead more »


Book mammogram with a friend: it could save your lives

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram in the lead up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to boost screening rates and save lives. More than one in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but almostRead more »


Why a Service NSW centre in Edmondson Park should be top priority

There are plenty of reasons why it should be a top priority to open a Service NSW centre in Edmondson Park. To start with, Edmondson Park, which straddles the Liverpool and Campbelltown local government areas, is one of Sydney’s fastest growing communities. Around 6,000 new homes are earmarked for theRead more »


Off duty police officer charged with drink driving

An off duty police officer was charged with a drink-driving and his licence suspended after he returned a positive result at a roadside breath test in Narellan. His vehicle was stopped by officers from Campbelltown Traffic and Highway Patrol on Richardson Road just after 11pm last Friday. He was arrestedRead more »


A little recognition time for Werriwa volunteers

More than 40 South West Sydney volunteers have been recognised for their tireless contribution to the community. Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley, presented them with plaques and certificates at a ceremony earlier this month. “Australians are known around the world for being such a warm, community minded people,” MsRead more »


On the way: world class BMX facility at Camden

It’s full steam ahead for construction on the new world class BMX facility at Kirkham Park, Elderslie. The $1.6 million first stage of the project will include the construction of a five metre start hill, floodlighting, access ramps, timing and scoring system, main racetrack and landscaping.   When complete in FebruaryRead more »


Fine dining with Manu in the kitchen at Campbelltown

Celebrity chef Manu Feildel will be in the kitchen when 50 people gather for an evening of fine dining tonight. But the Frenchman won’t be cooking up a storm anywhere near where you’d normally expect to find him – somewhere in the city. This fundraising dinner event for We AreRead more »


Stopping wild dogs, foxes in their tracks team effort

For the past four years, Peter and Deb Byrne have taken part in the Macarthur wild dog and fox control campaign to protect their pets, livestock and property at The Oaks. Coordinated twice a year by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program has grown in size to include aboutRead more »

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