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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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The two missing boys who have now been found by police five days after they went into hiding.

Both missing teenagers now found, third charged

Police have located the second teenager who went missing following a pursuit in Campbelltown earlier this week. Just after 11am last Monday, police were involved in a pursuit with an allegedly stolen black BMW, which ended in a reserve off Banooke Way in Airds. The four teenagers in the carRead more »


Three face charges over brothel kidnapping

Three men have been charged over an alleged kidnapping at a brothel in Liverpool and were due to appear in court today. About 8:30am yesterday, Thursday, October 16, police were called to a business on George Street following reports a number of men were inside the premises and armed withRead more »


Roll up to help roll out graffiti

Graffiti Removal Day is coming up on Sunday, October 26 and Campbelltown City Council is calling on volunteers to roll up to roll out graffiti! An initiative of the NSW Government, and supported by Rotary Down Under, Graffiti Removal Day is an annual campaign aimed at bringing local residents, businessesRead more »

mental health

Cycling and walking to better health

Staff and patients from Liverpool Hospital’s Mental Health Unit and Liverpool and Fairfield Therapy and Recovery Services are cycling and walking their way to better health this Mental Health Month (October). Teams from the rehabilitation wards have challenged themselves to cycling more than 1,000 kilometres on stationary bikes to raiseRead more »

The two missing boys who have now been found by police five days after they went into hiding.

Have you seen these missing teenagers?

Police are renewing their appeal for information to locate two teenage boys who went missing following a police pursuit at Airds earlier in the week. About 11:40am, Monday, October 13, two 14-year-old boys travelling in a black BMW were allegedly involved in a police pursuit that started in Bradbury, andRead more »

Rick Fitzpatrick, the chamber president, Mark Latham and Greg Warren, chamber vice president and Labor Party candidate for Campbelltown at the next state election.

Latham: I wouldn’t go into politics if I was young now

Former Labor leader Mark Latham says if he was 17 years old right now he would not join a political party. He just wouldn’t be interested, he said. Speaking at the Campbelltown chamber of commerce monthly meeting last night at Tabcorp Menangle, Mr Latham lamented the decline in interest forRead more »

Macquarie Fields

Chanthivong poised to win ALP preselection

The former mayor of Campbelltown, Anoulack Chanthivong, looks poised to become the next state member for Macquarie Fields. It is now almost certain Councillor Chanthivong’s name will be the only one in the ring when nominations close next Monday and he will be automatically preselected unopposed. It follows a decisionRead more »


Coyte to bowl up some fries with that

  Sarah Coyte will set aside cricket bat and ball this Saturday for a good cause. The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts star and some of her teammates will instead be greeting guests, serving and cooking at McDonald’s Woodbine restaurant as part of McHappy Day. Sarah will be joined by the GhostsRead more »

Lions convention

Lions convention held in food and culture epicentre

Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, and the Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, officially opened the 2014 Lions Clubs Convention in Cabramatta. The annual convention was organised in our local multicultural community for the first time by the Cabramatta Lions Club. They were also assisted by young people fromRead more »

boat ramp

Popular boat ramp’s makeover

Boaters now have improved access to the Georges River at Moorebank with work complete on the new Davy Robinson Reserve boat ramp. Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons said the NSW Government provided Liverpool City Council more than $389,000 through the Better Boating Program to upgrade of the ramp. “Stage oneRead more »


Search for teens moves to Kentlyn

Police from Campbelltown Local Area Command will continue their search for two missing teens in the Campbelltown area today, with their focus turning to the semi rural suburb of Kentlyn. Polair helicopters were spotted over Kentlyn just a few minutes ago. Yesterday afternoon, two 14-year-old boys in a black BMWRead more »

Volunteer awards

Time running out to nominate local heroes

There’s only three weeks left to nominate a worthy volunteer for the 2014 National Volunteer Awards – Macarthur. Macarthur MP Russell Matheson is hosting the awards to recognise hard working volunteers in Macarthur. Organisations and community groups from across Macarthur have sent in their nomination forms to Mr Matheson’s officeRead more »

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