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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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Camden’s first women’s shelter on the way – can you lend a hand?

Support from the community is crucial in establishing and running the first Camden women’s shelter. “We’ve found that establishing a shelter brings a whole community on a journey of understanding women’s homelessness and domestic and family violence,’’ says Annabelle Daniel, the chief executive officer of Women’s Community Shelters (WCS). “AtRead more »


Man charged with murder over Jamie Phillips death

The man arrested over the death of Jamie Phillips is led away by detectives at St Helens Park yesterday. A 37 year old man has been arrested at a St Helens Park home and charged with the murder of Jamie Phillips last year. The accused was taken to Campbelltown PoliceRead more »

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Varroville cemetery bid opponents urged to speak up

The Scenic Hills Association is urging people against plans for Macarthur Memorial Park at Varroville to register to speak at an Independent Planning Commission public meeting later this month. The association says a government report issued in 2017 shows there’s no shortage of burial space in the South West SydneyRead more »


Women of Macarthur tell their inspiring stories

The region’s largest retail centre, Macarthur Square, has strongly backed 2019 International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The Macarthur Square contribution started on Monday when Kellicar Lane was filled with both men and women from various parts of Macarthur Square,Read more »

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Brand Campbelltown an idea whose time has come

If you were tasked with coming up with a branding promotion for Campbelltown, what positive themes would you include? Would our proximity to pristine bushland, including the Georges River and a national park make it on your Campbelltown brand? Would the local koala colony or our large Indigenous population beRead more »


Labor promises formal apology for Appin and other massacres of Aboriginals

Apology for Appin massacre: local Labor MPs Anoulack Chanthivong, left, and Greg Warren, with Aboriginal elder Ivan Wellington. In 1816 one of the first recorded government ordered killings of Aboriginal people occurred on the cliffs near Cataract River. Governor Lachlan Macquarie ordered the military to “inflict terrible and exemplary punishments”Read more »


People of different abilities all deserve our respect

We have a responsibility to educate young children about our community, and our community is one that includes people with different abilities, says Maddie Rizzo.  “Unfortunately, we are living in a time where stigma is still often attached to having different abilities, which can become a barrier for people withRead more »


Fox attack: landholders to join forces in new strategy

Local landholders in the Macarthur region will be given pest control lessons in a community wide approach to reduce the damage caused by foxes on native wildlife and stock. Fox numbers are growing around the region, with regular sightings reported on social media and other communication platforms. A public meetingRead more »


Byrne savages Moorebank intermodal terminal

Michael Byrne, the Pauline Hanson One Nation Party (PHON) candidate for Holsworthy, has savaged the Moorebank intermodal terminal, describing it as “a 24 hour noisy, dirty diesel rail and truck industry planted in between established residential neighbourhoods  and the wooded banks of the Georges River’’. He says that he isRead more »


Population growth entices new businesses to Camden

Five years ago, in the 2013-14 financial year, there were 982 active businesses in Camden, Camden Park and Camden South. In the 2017-18 financial year that number grew to 1,196 active businesses. Of these new businesses, 93 were registered in Camden, Camden Park and Camden South, 70 at Mount AnnanRead more »

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A-League forum a historic moment for the region

Years from now the 350 true believers who attended tonight’s Macarthur South West A-League community forum will be able to tell their grandchildren: I was there that night. That’s because without a doubt tonight’s large gathering in the Cube at Campbelltown Catholic Club was a historic moment for the region.Read more »

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