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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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Ingleburn of the future a step closer but what do you think?

The realisation of a vision for the future of the Ingleburn town centre is one step closer, with Campbelltown City Council currently seeking community feedback on a draft structure plan which will guide development of the vibrant business and commercial hub. The plan is the culmination of ideas and feedbackRead more »

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Pollies in war of words over fire station at Rosemeadow

A bitter war of words over Rosemeadow fire station has broken out between sitting Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle and his challenger at the next state election Greg Warren. In a press release headed “Rosemeadow Petition a Hoax’’ Mr Doyle accused Mr Warren, the ALP candidate, of not telling the truthRead more »

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New laws on backyard pools

To assist pool owners in meeting the requirements of the State Government’s amended swimming pool legislation, Campbelltown Council staff will visit a number of local shopping centres during January to share information about the legislation and help pool owners ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities. Under the legislation,Read more »

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Check out the ‘little book of scams’

The Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, has joined forces with local police to warn local residents about the various scams currently circulating. The scams range from asking people, often via email, to send money in turn for millions of dollars to phone calls regarding fake insurance claims. “There areRead more »

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Alert after attempted abduction of girl, 14 at Airds

Police are appealing for information after an attempted abduction in Airds. About 5pm on Friday a 14-year-old girl was walking along Riverside Drive when she noticed a black utility drive past her. The vehicle drove past her two more times then stopped near her. A man got out and opened theRead more »

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Liverpool NYE party ushers in another great year

More than 10,000 people attended Liverpool Council’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at Grand Flaneur Beach, Chipping Norton Lake, making it one of the best attended in many years. Mayor Ned Mannoun hailed the success of the night, saying it ushered in another great year forward for Liverpool. The ARIA awardRead more »

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New faces on district health board will bring experience

South Western Sydney Local Health District has welcomed two new board members, Ms Kerrie Murphy and Doctor Shameran Slewa-Younan, who take up the positions this month. Deputy chair Carolyn Burlew and members Professor Brad Frankum, John Gordon and Professor Neil Merrett were also reappointed to the board. SWSLHD board chair, ProfessorRead more »

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Road safety cash up for grabs

MP Bryan Doyle is encouraging community groups to submit an application as part of the NSW Government’s new $1.6 million grants initiative to help boost road safety in Campbelltown. “We all have a role to play when it comes to road safety and that’s why the NSW Government is providingRead more »

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Labor candidate welcomes new leader

Greg Warren, the Labor Party’s endorsed candidate for the seat of Campbelltown, says his new leader is a breath of fresh air. “In fact Luke Foley has already been a help to me as I supported the bid for Campbelltown to become a regional city,’’ Mr Warren said this morning.Read more »

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Energy rebates for almost a million NSW homes

Almost a million NSW households are now benefiting from state government energy rebates. To be eligible for the 2014-2015 NSW FER, you must: Be a NSW resident; Have been assessed by the DHS as being eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) A or B during the last financial year,Read more »

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