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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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Fourth person charged over rape

Police have charged a fourth person over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at Liverpool last month. Just before 9.30pm on Saturday, June 21, the 16-year-old was approached by a group of six males in the forecourt of Liverpool Library on George Street. The girl walked to aRead more »

Menai MP: public schools worth celebrating

The Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, says Education Week is an important time to recognise the valuable contribution of local public schools. This year’s Education Week is from Monday, 28 July to Friday, 1 August – and marks 60 years since it was first celebrated in 1954. “Education Week isRead more »

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Body of man found at Picnic Point identified as Dane McNeill

The body of a man found in a park in Picnic Point has been identified as that of 20-year-old Dane McNeill from Narellan. He has been  reported missing last Friday. Police have released images of McNeill over the past few hours. Strike Force Halfrey, comprising detectives from the Homicide Squad, Bankstown Local AreaRead more »

Police net big weapons haul in Lurnea

A man has been charged after police seized drugs and hundreds of prohibited weapons from a home in Lurnea. Yesterday (July 22), police from Liverpool Local Area Command were called to a home on West Street for a domestic incident. Whilst at the premises, it is alleged officers sighted aRead more »

Liverpool pub held up at knifepoint

A Liverpool pub was robbed at knifepoint yesterday, July 22. Just after 1.30pm, a man who had his face concealed entered the premises on the Hume Highway. Police say the man threatened a male bar attendant with a knife and demanded cash. The bar attendant complied and the man madeRead more »

Robber nabbed after his car breaks down

  A getaway car that was possibly badly in need of a service led to the arrest of a man who had earlier robbed an electronics store on Orange Grove Road, near Liverpool. The 33 year old was nabbed after his car broke down a short distance away. It isRead more »

Three charged over sexual assault of teen

Two 16-year-old boys and a 20-year-old man have been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. Investigating officers yesterday, July 22, executed three search warrants at homes in Warwick Farm, Cabramatta and Regents Park. The two boys and one man were arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station,Read more »

Get on the business bus, says MP

The State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, wants local business owners, and anyone thinking about starting a business, to get out and see the NSW Government’s Small Business Bus when it returns to Queen Street, (opposite KFC) Campbelltown on Thursday, August 7 between 9am and 3pm. “This service provides free,Read more »

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