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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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Campbelltown Billabong gets green light

An $18.75 million state-of-the-art water recreation space is set to revitalise the heart of Campbelltown and become a landmark facility for Sydney after formally winning government backing. Today Commonwealth Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge and NSW Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres announced that the BillabongRead more »


Desalination plant means higher water bills for us

Campbelltown residents can expect to pay more for water because of the state government’s mismanagement of water shortages, says MP Greg Warren. There are strong indications the dramatic decline in Sydney’s dam levels will result in the Kurnell Desalination plant being switched on as early as this weekend. Subsequent householdRead more »


Myrtle Cottage, Disability Macarthur to join forces

Stronger together: Disability Macarthur ceo Annamaria Wood and Myrtle Cottage manager Elizabeth Delcasse discussing their recent Sunflower Cottage premises collaboration, which will now be used for programs by both organizations. Myrtle Cottage and Disability Macarthur are joining forces to provide even better services. Both standout organisations in their own right,Read more »


Labor pledges arts boost

Last November MP Greg Warren wrote to NSW arts minister Don Harwin on behalf of the Campbelltown Arts Centre, calling for more funds for the cultural hub of the Macarthur region.  Mr Warren told the minister the centre is in need of more funding to push ahead with expansion plans,Read more »


Remove barriers to boost agri tourism: Judy Hannan

Small changes to planning regulations could provide Wollondilly with a tourism boost, says Judy Hannan. The former mayor, who stepped down from the post just before Christmas to concentrate on her campaign as an independent candidate for the March 23 state election, is promising to push for such changes ifRead more »


Stabbed during fight: four 19 year old men face court

Four 19 year old men are headed to court following the stabbing of another man during a fight in a pub on Saturday night in Leppington. The incident occurred around 7.30pm when a 23-year-old man who was with a group of friends left the licensed premises on Camden Valley Way.Read more »


Australia Day focus of youth safety campaign

The What about tomorrow? Celebrate Safe. campaign will now turn its focus to the Australia Day long weekend festivities. The campaign, which is delivered in partnership with Campbelltown Catholic Club, targets young adults aged 18 and 25 years, providing them with the resources and information they need to keep themselvesRead more »


MP calls on government to release Glenfield plans now

The Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has condemned the state government for delays and secrecy surrounding yet to be released plans that could unleash a tidal wave of extra houses and flats in Glenfield. Fair go: Anoulack Chanthivong with Shadow Minister for Planning Tania Mihailuk (right), Labor candidate forRead more »


Respite’s over: new date set for feral rabbit campaign

Greater Sydney Local Land Services will roll out a feral rabbit reduction program throughout Macarthur from February 21. The virus will be released in the Lakesland, Bargo, Wedderburn and Campbelltown areas. Originally scheduled for release last October, the program was postponed due to ongoing wet conditions and the high numberRead more »


Call to make urban heat out west a ‘premier’s priority’

A Western Sydney peak organisation has called on the NSW Government to make urban heat a Premier’s Priority following another week of scorching weather across the state.  “Heat is Australia’s number one natural killer,’’ says Councillor Barry Calvert, president of Western Sydney Organisation of Councils (WSROC), who is pictured below.Read more »


Love your life: festival call for our senior citizens

Older residents are invited to embrace the Love Your Life theme and take part in more than 50 events and activities in Campbelltown City during the 2019 Seniors Festival next month. Previously held in late March-April, the Seniors Festival has been brought forward this year and will be held duringRead more »


MP blasts air conditioned trains promise

MP Greg Warren says the decision by NSW transport minister Andrew Constance to boast about the removal of non-air-conditioned S-Sets in mid-2019 was rubbing salt into the wounds of already frustrated local commuters. “The minister’s announcement – on day one of a week-long heat wave – was a cheap mediaRead more »

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