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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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Dr Jennifer Harrison

Spotlight on Liverpool Lives

The Spotlight on Liverpool Lives series of talks continue at the Liverpool City Library in November with guest speaker Dr Jennifer Harrison, the respected neuropsychiatrist and award-winning poet. Dr Harrison, who is now based in Melbourne, grew up in Liverpool where her parents had a motorcycle shop. Dr Harrison runsRead more »

Wrong: Councillor Anne Stanley in front of the cenotaph in the Macquarie Mall, which will be relocated under plans to open the mall to cars at night.

Moving the Mall cenotaph ‘disappointing vandalism’

Disappointing vandalism – that’s what Liverpool Labor councillor Anne Stanley calls plans for the removal of the “unique’’ war memorial in the Macquarie Mall opposite the entrance to Westfield. It is part of multi-million dollar proposals to open the pedestrian mall to cars after hours, but Cr Stanley says itRead more »


Autism issues in the spotlight

SWSLHD Carers’ Program and the Autism Advisory and Support Service are holding a joint seminar on autism for workers, local community organisations and carers. The five main issues the seminar will cover are: Autism – characteristics and difficulties for those who have autism; Strategies and skills for improved communication; WaysRead more »

Night Markets

Masterchef’s Amina to cook up a storm at Night Markets

Talented cook and former Masterchef contestant Amina Elshafei will cook up a storm at the November 1 Liverpool Night Markets. Amina will lead two half-hour cooking demonstrations at the Benevolent Society’s Taste Mobile Kitchen. The paediatric nurse was the first Muslim contestant on Masterchef and was one of the mostRead more »

Gough Whitlam

Why Gough Whitlam was my hero

I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to pay tribute and say thanks for the life of the greatest ever Australian Gough Whitlam. Gough was true to the working people of Australia. Our family moved into this area in 1971 when we moved to Camden. The street that we builtRead more »

Gough Whitlam

Chris Hayes pays tribute to Gough Whitlam – one of the greats

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who died this morning aged 98, was the federal member for Werriwa from 1952 until retiring from parliament in 1977. Werriwa was then represented by John Kerin, Mark Latham and in 2005, Chris Hayes, now the member for Fowler. Mr Hayes has just issued aRead more »

NBN's satellite ground station in Bourke.

NBN coming to Campbelltown and Bradbury

Construction on the National Broadband Network is under way in Macarthur. Macarthur MP Russell Matheson said construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network was now under way for around 2800 premises in Campbelltown and Bradbury. “Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractorsRead more »

Cool: Melanie Gibbons outside the Whitlam Centre in Liverpool

Whitlam Centre gets $3 million for aircon upgrade

Minister for Local Government Paul Toole and Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons have announced that Liverpool will get an upgrade of its leisure facility, thanks to a generous subsidy from the NSW Government in Round Three of the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS). The scheme introduced by the Liberal andRead more »

Campbelltown will receive $8.5 million to spend on upgrading local roads.

Cash injection for road upgrades

Campbelltown Council will be able to go ahead with major upgrades to local roads, thanks to a generous subsidy from the NSW Government in round three of the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS). Introduced by the Liberals and Nationals Government, the scheme encourages councils to make greater use of borrowingsRead more »

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 »

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