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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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There goes the Scenic Hills: green light for cemetery at Varroville

The Independent Planning Commission’s approval yesterday of a 136,000-plot cemetery at Varroville has been slammed as the “final nail in the coffin for the Scenic Hills’’. Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong, who has campaigned against the cemetery since before his election in 2015, says the Berejiklian Government’s breach ofRead more »


Read all about it: cash boost for our libraries

Local library services will receive a welcome funding boost of almost $90,000 to meet the growing needs of the community. The extra money comes as part of a record $36.5 million investment in NSW public libraries in 2019-2020 after Campbelltown joined with other councils across the state to advocate forRead more »


Another community award for Uncle Ivan: all deserved, says MP

One of the duties of MPs across NSW is presenting community service awards to residents who make outstanding contributions to their local area. Campbelltown MP Greg Warren was particularly pleased to present a NSW Community Service Award to local Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan Wellington yesterday because he had seen himRead more »


University scholarship winner promises to repay community

Iesha Gavaghan, one of this year’s recipients of a University of Western Sydney scholarship, took to the microphone at last night’s council meeting to thank Campbelltown Council for helping her achieve her ambition to become a doctor. “I want you to know how grateful I am and that I willRead more »


Pump it up: new skate track plan for Leumeah

BMX enthusiasts and skateboarders are invited to have their say on the design of a new asphalt pump track to be built in Leumeah. Council’s open space design team will hold a community workshop at Leumeah skate park this Saturday (July 13) to find out from residents what they wouldRead more »


Not so easy getting on the buses for these nursing home residents

Residents of the Kilbride nursing home in Gileadwho don’t have a car are forced to walk a kilometre to the nearest bus stop. Some residents also have mobility issues which make the journey by foot to the bus stop almost impossible. Jens Kaestel, vice president of the Kilbride Residents’ Committee,Read more »


Recognition for long serving bush fire brigade volunteers

Between them, six Macarthur bush fire brigade members have served our community for almost 200 years. That’s why on Saturday night they were the centre of attention when their years of service and dedication were celebrated at a special presentation ceremony in wests Leagues Club at Leumeah. NSW Rural FireRead more »

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