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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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Jingle bells, jingle bells, where’s our fair share, Gladys

For the fifth consecutive year, local MP Anoulack Chanthivong has penned a letter to Santa calling for his community’s fair share.  The State Member for Macquarie Fields said the letter voiced the community’s frustration at the Liberal Government’s failure to deliver for his electorate and was a plea for action,Read more »


Numbers reflect time our volunteers put in

The numbers tell the story of Campbelltown’s legion of volunteers. At the annual Gift of Time awards ceremony this week no fewer than 56 local organisations and their 1,354 volunteers were acknowledged by Campbelltown Council. Nominated by members of the community, they received their certificates from the mayor, George Brticevic.Read more »


Wests in $5,000 boost for youth drug, alcohol program

The Youth Solutions Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills [DAIR] program does just what its name implies: teach participants the skills they need to reduce drug and alcohol related harm. As well as providing drug and alcohol education and safety strategies, the project focuses on mental health and resilienceRead more »


Driver charged with intentionally crashing his vehicle

A 70 year old man has been charged with allegedly crashing his vehicle intentionally last week. He and two other people in the vehicle at the time were seriously injured. The alleged incident occurred around 11am last Thursday. Emergency services were called after reports a Toyota Hilux had crashed intoRead more »


Artificial intelligence in diabetes breakthrough at Campbelltown Hospital

In a “win-win’’ breakthrough, medical experts at Campbelltown Hospital are using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify health problems in patients with diabetes quicker than ever before. For patients it means fewer visits to the hospital to find out if they have diabetes or eye problems. The endocrinology and ophthalmology teamsRead more »


Here come the designers for Campbelltown Billabong

Artist’s impression of the Campbelltown Billabong. Campbelltown Council, which has just appointed consultants Place Design Group and Liquid Blu Architects to develop the design plans for the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, says it will be “delivered by June 2022’’. The $18.75 million project has been funded through the Western Sydney CityRead more »


Sisters united under one roof in time for Christmas

Sisters united: Mira and Rada in Rada’s home. The two kilometre walk to each other’s place has been getting harder and harder for sisters Mira and Rada. But now they are ecstatic because they are about to spend their first Christmas under the same roof. The Balkan refugees, who areRead more »


Shopkeepers fill trolley with Christmas gifts for kids

A trolley full of gifts from Macarthur Square retailers means a few more children will have an extra special Christmas this year. The gifts were contributed towards the annual Christmas toy drive of Campbelltown MP Greg Warren.  A grateful Mr Warren said he was humbled by the number of peopleRead more »


Teenagers can make a splash for free in January

 For teenagers, cooling off in January will be as easy as a splash in the local pool. It’s all thanks to the popular initiative, Cool Off in Camden, which gives residents aged from 12 to 18 years free entry to Camden War Memorial Pool (below) and Mount Annan Leisure CentreRead more »


Endless smoke haze: hospital presentations up 25%

NSW Health is reminding people to once again be vigilant about their health, with smoke from many fires continuing to blanket the Sydney metropolitan area.  The South Western Sydney Local Health District public health unit director, Dr Naru Paul, said the fire emergency engulfing many parts of the State meansRead more »


Did you see single vehicle crash on Campbelltown Road yesterday?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle crash in the Macarthur area which left three people with serious injuries. The incident occurred when a Toyota Hilux crashed into a wall on Campbelltown Road, Campbelltown, near Queen Street just before noon yesterday. Police were told the Hilux was travellingRead more »

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