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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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Caring for the carers: Strength 2 Strength

Much research has focused on the physical impact of brain and orthopaedic injuries on the patients but what about the impact that it bears on carers and families? This prompted Ingham Institute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Group Leader Associate Professor Grahame Simpson to introduce Strength 2 Strength, a unique trauma programRead more »


Reverse vending machines get thumbs up

MP Melanie Gibbons last week joined Environment Minister Rob Stokes and Liberal candidate for Liverpool Mazhar Hadid at Hammondville Shopping Centre to try out one of the new reverse vending machines that will soon be introduced across the state. Ms Gibbons, whose seat of Menai has been renamed Holsworthy, andRead more »

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More Campbelltown station parking for commuters

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today joined Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle to hand over another 69 former staff parking spaces to customers at Campbelltown Station, with work also under way to provide another 60 spaces. “I’m delighted to be opening yet another new car park for our customers atRead more »


All happening in Campbelltown: Baird next leader to visit

It’s all happening in Campbelltown. The Labor Party’s newly minted leader Luke Foley launched their election campaign at the Campbelltown Catholic Club on Sunday. This Friday, just five days later, it will be the Premier, Mike Baird, who will be in Campbelltown to spruik the case for his government’s re-electionRead more »


Volunteers needed for palliative care

Have you cared for a loved one at the end of life or would like to support someone at the end of their life? The South West Sydney LHD Palliative Care Volunteer Service is looking for people interested in being palliative care volunteers to support patients in hospital and theRead more »

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Federal cash for local councils

Councils in Macarthur have this week welcomed their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson, announced that the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide, including $9,363,009 in Macarthur this quarter. “Councils in the Electorate of MacarthurRead more »

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Be inspired by activities on offer at 2015 Seniors Week

Be Inspired – that’s the motto of the 2015 Seniors Week, which will be on between March 14 and 22. There’s a host of events to please all of our senior citizens, starting with a concert and lunch at Wests Leagues on Tuesday, March 10. This one, sponsored by Wests LeaguesRead more »

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Six charged with drug offences at music festival near Camden

Police have charged six people with drug-related offences during a police drug dog operation at the Secret Garden Music Festival near Camden. The operation started yesterday (Friday, February 27) on the first day of the festival, which is being held on Brownlow Hill Loop Road, just past the township ofRead more »


Another good reason to reject Moorebank intermodal

There’s no reason to  rush into building the proposed intermodal at Moorebank now that the launch of new key infrastructure at Sydney Freight Terminal (SFT) Chullora will double the site’s capacity to handle freight movements, says Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun. The new SFT infrastructure – two $30 million rail mountedRead more »

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24 Hour Fight funds pay for better cancer surgery tools

Campbelltown Hospital is now home to two of the most advanced breast cancer surgery tools in the state, thanks to funds raised by the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur. Two wireless Neoprobe Node Systems have been purchased to find the spread of breast cancer into the lymph nodes duringRead more »

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New Liverpool police station on the way

Local Member Melanie Gibbons and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres MP today visited Liverpool Police Station to inspect major renovations which began in December and will be completed in 2016. “This station is set to receive a $22.9 million rebuild, and today we are getting a firstRead more »

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Doyle backs tough stance on housing commission ratbags

A re-elected Baird Government will crack down on anti-social and illegal behaviour in public housing communities and evict tenants who commit serious crimes, and Bryan Doyle thinks that’s a good thing. “Public housing is a privilege, not a right,’’ says the Liberal state member for Campbelltown for the past fourRead more »

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