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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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Local students have their photo taken in the NSW Legislative Assembly - also known as the bear pit,

Leaders of tomorrow visit the ‘bear pit’

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren hosted high school student leaders from Campbelltown during a tour of NSW Parliament last week. The annual tour provided these school captains and vice captains – though there were some prefects as well – with an insight into how NSW Parliament works. There were 24 studentsRead more »

The local STEM champions in 2016.

Victor Chang science awards: our students excel in STEM

Australia’s international ranking in school science continues to decline, but some Campbelltown students are bucking the trend. Eleven Year 11 students from the Campbelltown region will tomorrow night be presented with Victor Chang School Science Awards. Named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of modern heart transplantation, Dr VictorRead more »

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Oran Park library for the 21st century wins major award

The new 21st century library and community resource centre at Oran Park Town has taken out the prestigious Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue award for Outstanding Community Project of 2018. The award was presented to project partners Landcom, Greenfields Development Company and Camden Council last night (Thursday, 8 November) at the WesternRead more »

MP Greg Warren is upset Campbelltown commuters won't be getting a new carpark from the state government after all.

Commuter carpark plan in tatters

A “bitterly disappointed’’ Campbelltown MP Greg Warren says it looks like long suffering Campbelltown commuters won’t be getting a new 450 space carpark after all. He says he recently obtained a letter that confirmed NSW transport minister Andrew Constance had officially scrapped the project on August 31 following failed negotiationsRead more »

Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Koff receives her award.

Innovation makes life easier for patients

A local health district program that makes life less stressful for patients with tricky veins has been so effective hospitals in the US, UK and Canada have adopted it. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the extended dwell peripheral catheter program was a greatRead more »

Cr Ben Gilholme, ideas.org.au CEO Diana Palmer, Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan Wellington and Labor MP Greg Warren cut the ribbon this morning to officially open the head office of the PossAble Advocacy at 300 Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Strategic location entices another head office in Campbelltown

Another day and another new service opens its doors in Campbelltown. This one is PossABLE Advocacy, which runs under the auspices of Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS.org.au) PossABLE Advocacy’s Campbelltown staff will serve people with disabilities in a large geographic area, including South West Sydney, South EastRead more »

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Speeding Spring Farm P-plater loses licence on the spot

A Spring Farm P-plate driver had his licence confiscated and suspended on the spot for six months after he was detected travelling at more than 45km/h over the speed limit in Catherine Field last night. Police said he was also watching YouTube on his mobile phone. About 10.40pm, Highway PatrolRead more »

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Council buys two historic Queen Street buildings

Campbelltown City Council has bought two historic buildings in the Queen Street town centre to secure their future. The Old Railway Hotel, at 288 Queen Street and the Coach House at 298 Queen Street were bought at a public auction held last week. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic saidRead more »

George Brticevic, second from left, next to Senator Marise Payne during an inspection of work on the new bridge at the entrance to Wedderburn

Wedderburn will no longer be a bridge too far during heavy rain

Weather permitting, within 12 months the residents of Wedderburn will have a bridge that connects them to the rest of Campbelltown and Macarthur – rain, hail or shine. For years Wedderburn residents were a bridge too far and isolated when there was heavy rain and the causeway on the GeorgesRead more »

artist Julie Hickson with her favourite work, Odyssey/Macadamia, during the launch of her exhibition in the Australian PlantBank at the Mt Annan Botanic Garden.

New art exhibition: it’s the life of plants on canvas

For one whole year there was a non scientist bending over a microscope or studying xrays at the Australian PlantBank. But this was no ordinary “impostor’’. Wearing this white coat was Julie Hickson, an artist with a passion for Australian native plants. As part of an artist’s residency at theRead more »

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Right turn signal could save lives at this intersection

“I was almost at the median strip when out of the corner of my eye a car came out of Centennial Drive,’’ says Judy Mercer. “I took a couple of steps forward and my feeling was the driver spotted me and swerved. “But I could have reached out behind meRead more »

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