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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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BMX champion Rachael Long

Tribute to our future gold medal winners

A wonderful tribute to our finest young athletes was held last night in the Campbelltown Arts Centre. This is an annual event for Campbelltown residents who attend the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS). Separate functions are held for athletes who live in the Liverpool, Wollondilly or Camden localRead more »

A no-brainer: Campbelltown Sports Stadium would be one of the venues for a Western Sydney Commonwealth Games in 2026.

Commonwealth Games for Western Sydney in 2026 a ‘no-brainer’

Are the Commonwealth Games coming  to Western Sydney? We might get an inkling today when the case for Greater Western Sydney hosting the 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games will be put to the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. The Premier and her sports minister, Stuart Ayres, will nbe attending the WesternRead more »

Annaliese Geddes with landholder Will Davies

Neighbours join hands in battle against wild dogs and foxes

Greater Sydney Local Land Services is supporting South West Sydney landholders to reduce the impact of invasive pests through a coordinated wild dog and fox baiting program. Aimed at protecting livestock, domestic pets and native animals, the campaign has already attracted 26 rural property owners in The Oaks, Oakdale andRead more »


Operation Go Slow: some progress, but can do better

More than 14,000 people were issued infringements for a variety of offences during Operation Go Slow, the Anzac Day long-weekend traffic operation. One person died on NSW roads During Operation Go Slow, in comparison to the same operation last year, in which eight died. The total number of deaths onRead more »

federal opposition has committed $400 million towards a north-south rail link to Badgerys Creek airport.

North-south rail link the real game changer for western Sydney

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the federal opposition’s renewed commitment to a game changing rail link connecting north and south west Sydney via Badgerys Creek. It has now has called on the Federal Government to follow suit in its City Deals proposal. Dialogue chairman Christopher Brown, who metRead more »

Greg Warren, left, on Appin Road.

Sydney infrastructure blowouts hindering regional jobs growth: Labor MPs

Two Labor State MPs have claimed the billion dollar budget blowouts for Sydney based infrastructure projects are hindering regional jobs growth and business opportunities between the Illawarra and South West Sydney. The comments from Member for Wollongong, Paul Scully and Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren follow a visit to PortRead more »

The 10 week program will provide nutrition and dietary advice that will be complemented with traditional games like Gorri.

Go4Fun to help local Indigenous children close the gap on health

South Western Sydney Local Health District is partnering with Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Go4Fun program, a free healthy lifestyle program for local Indigenous children. The district’s Go4Fun manager Kezia Okulicz says the 10 week program will provide nutrition and dietary advice that will be complemented with traditional gamesRead more »

Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living Champions and Supreme Champions in the Fruit and Vegetable Exhibit at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for 2017.

Sustainable living hub in Easter Show prizes harvest

A local hub for sustainable living has been named 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show supreme champion in the fruit and vegetable categories. The feat by Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living has never before been achieved by a sustainability centre or community garden in Macarthur. The Mt Annan based Macarthur CentreRead more »

Camden Airport

Police crew on hand to rescue Camden plane crash survivors

A police helicopter crew have rescued two seriously injured people after a plane crash near Camden earlier today. About 11.20am police from Camden Local Area Command responded to reports of a plane crash near Kirkham, south of Camden On arriving they found a four seater aircraft had crash landed inRead more »

CCTV image taken during the robbery at St Andrews

Police ask public for help to track down armed robbers

Local police are appealing for public assistance to track down two men involved in an armed robbery in St Andrews. Just after 9pm on Saturday, December 17, two men entered a service station on Ballantrae Drive, St Andrews, armed with a knife and baseball bat. Police have been told theyRead more »

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