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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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Roll up, roll up: it’s Camden Festival time

It’s a cliché but true: there will be something for everyone at this year’s Camden Festival. The festival will kick off withPicnic in the Park on Sunday, September 8 at Macarthur Park, Camden. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic rug or chairs and relax in the beautiful surrounds ofRead more »


MP urges community groups to apply for funding for their projects

Dr Mike Freelander is calling on Macarthur community groups to put in an expression of interest for a chance of securing up to $20,000 in funding for their projects. The federal member for Macarthur says a total funding pool of $150,000 would be available through the 2019 Macarthur Stronger CommunitiesRead more »


Western Sydney Airport poised to become thriving air freight hub

Western Sydney Airport CEO Graham Millett says Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has the potential to become Sydney’s most important freight hub. He was speaking after the announcement that 10 of Australia’s major freight companies have entered memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Western Sydney Airport. The MOUs will seeRead more »


Keep on walking: Camden mayor cuts ribbon on Llewella Davies track

Camden residents can now enjoy a brand new, 2.35-kilometre track following the official opening of the Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway on the weekend. Located in Camden Town Farm, the walkway traverses riparian zones, pastoral, grazing and cropping paddocks, offers fantastic views of St Johns Church, the Chinese Washing Wells, theRead more »


Elderslie man charged with sexual assault of teenage girl

A man has appeared in court today after he was charged with sexual assault of a teenage girl earlier this year. Earlier this week, officers from Camden Police Area Command received a report at 14-year-old girl was approached from behind and sexually touched by a man known to her whenRead more »


Macarthur Multicultural Children’s Festival will celebrate our diversity

The Macarthur Multicultural Children’s Festival on Sunday, August 25 will be a celebration of our region’s cultural diversity. You will be able to sample food from across the globe and enjoy a fun day out also offering hands-on activities and non-stop entertainment at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown from 10.30am to 4.30pm.Read more »


Honours for Camden’s jam-packed youth week

Camden Council’s “jam-packed, innovative and excitement-filled Youth Week 2019 program won recognition at this year’s NSW Local Government awards. Camden took home the Best Ongoing Commitment to Local Youth Week Programs award and was named a finalist in the best local youth week program category. Almost 5,000 young Camden residentsRead more »


Camden forwards firing on all cylinders bring down the Bombers

The Camden Cats Under 19 Division 1 side has recorded an upset victory on Saturday with an impressive 13 point win against the North Shore Bombers. Playing on the synthetic grass surface at Gore Hill for the first time the Cats took a little while to acclimatise to the differentRead more »


Off and running: our special Olympics athletes get a $60,670 mayoral boost

The Campbelltown community has raised an impressive $60,670 at the 2019 Mayor’s charity gala dinner to support Special Olympics Macarthur athletes and volunteers. On the weekend, 180 people from local businesses, community groups and individuals dug deep to support the organisation at the Hollywood themed event held at the CampbelltownRead more »


Start building Macarthur-airport rail ink now, says Freelander

It is of the utmost importance that when it’s open Western Sydney Airport is adequately serviced by public transport infrastructure, says federal member for Macarthur Dr Mike Freelander. “Without a rail link from Macarthur and Leppington on to Badgery’s Creek, the government is effectively locking the entire South West outRead more »

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