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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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Greg Warren goes into bat for koalas

Labor candidate for Campbelltown Greg Warren says a NSW Labor Government will provide a $1 million package to protect and nurture Campbelltown’s local koala population – Sydney’s last koala colony A Campbelltown Koala Taskforce will be set up to bring together stakeholders with responsibility for protecting the koalas, ensuring thatRead more »

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Heathcote Road closer to widening

NSW Premier Mike Baird and local member Melanie Gibbons have announced $4 million to get the upgrade of Heathcote Road ‘shovel ready’ between Infantry Parade Holsworthy and The Avenue at Voyager Point. “This is great news for thousands of motorists who use Heathcote Road every day,” Mr Baird said. “WeRead more »

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Wanderers kick a goal for harmony day in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council, the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre are joining forces for the 2015 annual Harmony Day celebrations this Thursday, March 19 , 10am-2pm in Bigge Park. Liverpool City Mayor, Ned Mannoun, said: This year marks the 15th anniversary of Harmony Day, a significant milestone thatRead more »

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Election ballot spots decided

There is a strong presence of No Land Tax candidates in south west Sydney electorates for the March 28 NSW state election. Following the closing of nominations at noon last Thursday, returning officers in each electorate did the traditional ballot draw soon after. Other than the No Land Tax involvement,Read more »

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Mayor says club grants up for grabs

Once a year, Liverpool’s ClubGrants scheme seeks community applications from eligible organisations to support valuable projects and services. The scheme is delivered by Liverpool Council in conjunction with local participating clubs and is calling for applications, which will close at 5pm, Friday, April 10. Liverpool City Mayor, Ned Mannoun, said thisRead more »

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Open day chance to check out Campbelltown Hospital

Campbelltown Hospital will celebrate an important milestone with the Acute Services Building set to host its first Community Open Day on Wednesday, March 25. The open day will include interactive health information stalls, entertainment, a sausage sizzle and fun activities for kids. Acting Camden and Campbelltown hospitals general manager ChrisRead more »

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Hume Highway safety review and improve

The State Government says it will spend $6 million for a safety review and improvements on the Hume Highway between the intersection with Camden Valley Way in Casula and Parramatta Road in Strathfield. The project was announced by the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, Ray Williams, and Member forRead more »

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