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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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Forward thinking strategy on jobs wins award

An innovative approach to health, education and research in Liverpool has won a major a Greater Sydney Planning awards. The Liverpool Innovation Precinct, nominated by the Western Sydney Business Chamber, won the Planning for Jobs and Skills Award for its forward thinking approach to jobs in the Western City. “TheRead more »


Be part of the magical effort to support our youth

The theme may be The Land of Make Believe, but Youth Solutions’ 2019 annual charity event will play a very real role in helping to make a difference in the lives of young people. The Macarthur and Wingecarribee youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity is bringing aRead more »


Walker equipment boost for our kids in hospital

Campbelltown Hospital’s paediatric allied health department this week received thousands of dollars worth of new walker equipment that will help kids in hospital. The donation from residential developer Dahua included a rollator frame, pick-up frame, forearm support frame and a Leckey Stander. The equipment will be used to assist childrenRead more »


Alvin Goh: fellowship in honour of inspirational eye surgeon

Liverpool Hospital cataract surgeons who worked alongside the inspirational Dr Alvin Goh have donated their own money to purchase a Pentacam, a diagnostic machine used during eye checks.  The ophthalmology department invited Dr Goh’s family to a special event to honour the man who was passionate about his patients andRead more »


Man attacks officer with wooden axe handle after being arrested

A man arrested by police after a vehicle pursuit near Campbelltown allegedly used a wooden axe handle to assault one of the officers. The 44 year old has now been charged with 23 offences including nine counts of larceny. He also faces charges of malicious damage, break and enter, assaultingRead more »


Students come face to face with jobs of the future

After seeing for themselves what cutting edge jobs are all about, it will now be full steam ahead for around 80 high schools students. Making the Connection, organised by Campbelltown Council and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, provided an opportunity for students with an interest in a careerRead more »

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