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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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MP hits out at polluters after death of fish in Georges River

Following the shock death of hundreds of fish in the Georges River on the weekend, local Member of Parliament Melanie Gibbons has called upon the Environment Protection Authority (EPA() and state government to prosecute polluters to the full degree of the law. “Like all residents along the Georges River, particularlyRead more »

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Licence discount scheme proves women better drivers

Male drivers need to lift their game, as their female counterparts are beating them almost two to one in a scheme that rewards good driving in NSW. Across the state, of the 850,000 motorists who have taken advantage of the Fair go for Safer Drivers initiative, almost 500,000 are female,Read more »

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Fifty Shades of Grey girls night out to help autism service

Men are welcome to the Autism Advisory & Support Service ‘Girls Night for Autism’ at the movies to watch Fifty Shades of Grey. It will be on Wednesday, March 4, 6.30pm for 7pm at Hoyts Cinema, Stockland Mall at Wetherill Park. The very popular Fifty Shades of Grey may beRead more »


Time to get rid of those nasty old chemicals

Liverpool residents will again get the chance to safely dispose of household chemicals during the Household Chemical Clean Out this Sunday, February 22. This is a free initiative by Liverpool City Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said the Clean Out would help residents protectRead more »

Stepping Up

Mac Square pop up art gallery for HSC works exhibition

It’s still located in the centre court of Macarthur Square, but the Stepping Up art exhibition has lived up to its name for the 2015 edition. “We wanted to give the space an art gallery feel this year,’’ says the young woman behind Stepping Up, Natalie Wadwell, of the wraparoundRead more »

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Macarthur station work boosts commuter safety

Safety and security for commuters have been increased at Macarthur railway station. The improvement measures are part of the government’s Transport Access Program, says the state member for Campbelltown, Liberal MP Bryan Doyle. “These important improvements include new CCTV, fixing damaged lights or installing new ones or additional lighting toRead more »


Transport the key in south west, says Liverpool mayor

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun has congratulated the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) on the release today of its plan for the future of transport in NSW, Getting Ahead of the Game, which recommends a range of transport projects to reduce congestion and improve productivity across Sydney – including  getting publicRead more »

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Professor Wilson’s award for fight against alcoholic pancreatitis

Liverpool Hospital’s Director of Medicine Professor Jeremy Wilson’s Pancreatic Research Group has an international reputation for its research into the changes of alcoholic pancreatitis. Started in 1987, the group was the first to develop a breakthrough method to isolate and culture pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), fundamentally changing pancreatic fibrogenesis conceptsRead more »

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Medical interns posted at Campbelltown Hospital

Twenty new medical graduates will begin their internships at Campbelltown Hospital this year. The interns will rotate through metropolitan, regional or rural hospitals, as well as GP practices. Their internships were announced last week when they were given a hearty welcome from local politicians, among others. “I would like toRead more »

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What would you like your new suburb to be called?

Liverpool City Council is seeking feedback from the community about renaming part of Moorebank east of Nuwarra Road, following a number of requests from residents to consider a new name for this part of the suburb. “At the 27 August 2014 meeting, Council resolved to write to residents in MoorebankRead more »

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Have your say at forum on wellness centre for cancer patients

The Macarthur community is invited to have its say on the proposal of the new Macarthur Cancer Wellness Centre, designed to help support local cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. The Community Information Forum, to be held on Tuesday, March 3, at Campbelltown Catholic Club, is an opportunity forRead more »


Council talks with Westfield to tackle CBD traffic jams

Labor councillor Anne Stanley wanted council to act quickly over a traffic problem involving Westfield, but a majority at Liverpool Council’s first 2015 meeting on Tusday evening voted to hold talks with the management of the shopping giant first. When put to the vote, a majority opted to discuss theRead more »

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