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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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Team to tackle river bushland restoration

Mansfield Creek and Spring Creek, St Helens Park in Campbelltown and Riverside Park, Chipping Norton in the Liverpool area are some of the Georges River bushland areas to be  restored by an Aboriginal Bush Regeneration team. The Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee Inc. (GRCCC) has announced that the team hasRead more »

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Liverpool finally becomes a university town

Liverpool is finally able to call itself a university town. The South West Voice can exclusively reveal that the next University of Western Sydney campus will be located in Liverpool. Our understanding is that the mooted Liverpool campus will house the faculty of architecture, a course currently not being offeredRead more »

Good move: veteran Liverpool chamber of commerce president Harry Hunt with Menai MP Melanie Gibbons and the minister, Paul Toole, at Casula Powerhouse this morning.

New program means business

A ground-breaking initiative called the Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) Program, which aims to increase the number of NSW councils working proactively with the small business sector, was launched in Liverpool earlier today. Minister for Local Government Paul Toole and the state member for  Menai Melanie Gibbons unveiled the programRead more »

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Council has ‘rats of the sky’ in its sights

The feral pest that is the Indian Myna bird is in the sights of Campbelltown Council. The Indian Myna – sometimes known as the rat of the sky – is rated as one of the world’s top 100 most invasive species. The council is serious about reducing its numbers acrossRead more »

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Wi-fi move brings internet revolution to Liverpool CBD

Liverpool City Council will launch its free city centre wi-fi at its Starry Sari Night event this Sunday, September 21, to better connect the community with roaming coverage within a specified city centre zone. Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun said there is now free Wi-Fi access available throughout key areasRead more »

Nobody was home when this house in Ingleburn was gutted by fire overnight

Fire guts Ingleburn home

Police from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command have confirmed that nobody was inside when a fire gutted  a home in Cumberland Road, Ingleburn overnight. About 9.10pm last night (September 12) emergency services were called to a home on Cumberland Road, after reports of a fire. Officers arrived on scene toRead more »

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Drivers still breaking the law in school zones

More than 1000 drivers have been detected breaking the law in school zones – some at high speeds – during a state-wide traffic operation. Operation Compliance 4 – which ran on September 10 – involved Traffic & Highway Patrol officers working alongside local police, stopping drivers for mobile phone, schoolRead more »

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Public service jobs coming to Liverpool

PLANS for 500 public service jobs in Liverpool are now one step closer  following the end of the expressions of interest period. Once the plans are complete, it will mean an annual $5 million injection into the Liverpool economy. Today the Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons, joined the Minister forRead more »

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NBN wagon rolls on to the south west

Building preparation for the National Broadband Network is now under way for more than 2400 households and businesses in Leumeah and Campbelltown. The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network had begun, and when the network would be readyRead more »

Bushfires are unfortunately part of summer in Australia

Meet the firies who may save your home

The annual NSW Rural Fire Service open day this Saturday is an opportunity for residents to meet the firies who may save their homes this summer. There’s a lot more to it, but that’s one good enough reason for the state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, to get behind theRead more »

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