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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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Recognise this man? Tahmoor home invasion person of interest

Police investigating a home invasion at Tahmoor from earlier this year have released a computerised image of a man who may be able to assist with inquiries. About 9pm on Thursday, January 4, a man and woman, both aged 22, were at their home on Hunter Street, when two unknownRead more »

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Skills Exchange course opens doors to construction jobs

Ten young Claymore and Airds residents hugged each other after graduating from a training course that will provide them with job opportunities in the construction industry. The 10 graduates – Aaron Rako, Tasileta Poutasi, Andrew Poutasi, Desmond Poutasi, Cigdem Ali, Emily Adams, Huldah Chan Check, Paul Cooke, Thomas Borland andRead more »

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Feds hand over Badgerys airport site lease to WSA Co

The Australian Government has officially signed over the Western Sydney Airport site to WSA Co Limited (WSA Co), the company established to build the airport. Yesterday’s announcement marks significant progress towards the Government’s commitment of delivering Western Sydney Airport by 2026. More importantly, the official handover also paves the way forRead more »


New state strategy slammed for ignoring needs of Campbelltown koalas

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren says the recently released koala strategy showed the NSW Government was ignoring the urgent need to protect Campbelltown’s koala population ahead of significant housing development. He said the strategy failed to provide any protection for Campbelltown’s koala population. The 21 page strategy replaces the previous 124Read more »

MP Anoulack Chanthivong at the Macquarie Fields men's shed, which received funding under the community building partnership program

What will you do with your community building money?

The Men’s Shed in Macquarie Fields used money from the 2017 Community Building Partnership Program to purchase new machinery, erect an awning and construct a new footpath. What will your community group do if you successfully apply for funding? State Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong has announced that applicationsRead more »

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Level playing field for mechanics and car owners

New cars are computers on wheels. Real-time access to digital files and codes, which vary from car to car, is needed to complete many aspects of a repair or service. Car manufacturers generally own and control this technical information and in many cases are the only sources. The federal memberRead more »

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Community members will play crucial role in hospital redevelopment

A mother of children with special needs and a business owner are among more than 20 community representatives joining the team to plan the $632 million redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital. Macarthur region residents Ms Charleene Mundine and Mr Kirk Duncan are excited to have the opportunity to shape the hospital’sRead more »

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Campbelltown Arts Centre to undergo cladding audit

Campbelltown Arts Centre has been identified as a building that may contain combustible cladding. Campbelltown Council, along with Fire and Rescue NSW and the Cladding Task Force will now conduct an audit of the building. The cladding audit is being done across NSW in response to the tragic Grenfell TowerRead more »

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