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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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New year’s eve party: keep it local

This New Year’s Eve, keep it local and celebrate close to home at Campbelltown City Council’s annual fun, safe and family-friendly festivities in Koshigaya Park this Wednesday, December 31. Kicking off from 7pm, the free event offers a huge night of staged entertainment, carnival rides, food stalls and two roundsRead more »

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Doyle gives thumbs up to regional city status

MP Bryan Doyle has welcomed Campbelltown listed as a Regional City  in a NSW Government strategy titled A Plan for Growing Sydney. “It was one of my goals to have Campbelltown recognised as a regional city to help with delivering jobs closer to home and I am pleased that ourRead more »

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Community facilities work lands $400,000 grant

Eight projects to improve community infrastructure in Campbelltown have received $400,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnerships. Some of the local projects to receive funding include: St John the Evangelist Community Hall & Church: Accessibility improvements $117,139; Campbelltown Harlequin Rugby Club Inc: Canteen Fitout and Security UpgradeRead more »

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Georges River star attraction of regional city Liverpool

Liverpool’s regional city role will be built around the Georges River, which flows a stone’s throw from the Liverpool CBD. Walking and cycling facilities to connect the river to both the central business district as well as the residential areas to its east will form part of the new strategy.Read more »

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Infrastructure blitz focus on Campbelltown roads

Campbelltown City Council’s Renew-Connect-Revitalise city-wide improvement program is in full swing, with more than 40 kilometres of road improvements already completed, 110 community facility refurbishment projects finalised, and upgrades to nine playgrounds under way and due for completion by June 2015. Mayor of Campbelltown, Councillor Paul Lake, said that theRead more »

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All the holiday fun you need inside our libraries

With the summer school holidays here, now is the time to put in the diary the range of fun and educational activities on offer at Liverpool’s libraries, which include the chance to get up close with Australian animals, experiment with liquid nitrogen and learn how to write poetry. “It canRead more »

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Bandidos member faces firearm charges

Police have charged a member of the Bandidos over alleged firearm related offences following a vehicle search in Bradbury overnight. About 11.45pm (Saturday, December 20), officers attached to Campbelltown Local Area Command received a report via Triple Zero of an assault at The Parkway in Bradbury. Police arrived to findRead more »

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Commando memorial at Holsworthy for Afganistan Diggers

The Afganistan Commando Memorial at Holsworthy Barracks will be completed thanks to a $21,050 grant from the NSW Government. The grant was one of 21 made through the NSW Community War Memorial Fund. The state member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, welcomed the funding. “The Commando Memorial stands as a constantRead more »

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Chris Hayes hands out community service awards

MP Chris Hayes has  presented community service awards in recognition of the contribution of some of the most hardworking and dedicated members of the Fairfield and Liverpool communities. More than 80 worthy recipients were nominated by a number of local organisations for their effort in helping the community in variousRead more »

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Man charged after alleged metal bar attack

Police have charged a man after he alleged threatened officers with a metal bar in Ambarvale last night (December 17). About 7.30pm, officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command were patrolling Camilla Way, Ambarvale, when they saw a man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Police approached the 28-year-old manRead more »

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Liverpool Council observes tribute to Martin Place siege victims

Liverpool Council has unanimously adopted a Mayoral Minute reaffirming its commitment to multiculturalism in the wake of the Martin Place siege earlier in the week. Councillors and senior staff also held a minute of silence for the victims of the siege. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said people of all faithsRead more »

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Four local schools get nod for Links to Learning program

Four Campbelltown schools have been included in the $8.9 million NSW Government Links to Learning program. The programs receiving funding are: Airds High School in partnership with Heaps Decent Ltd; Campbelltown Performing Arts High School in partnership with MTC Australia; Ingleburn High School in partnership with UnitingCare Burnside; Lomandra SchoolRead more »

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