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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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Another weekend, another feast in Campbelltown

Redfern Park in Minto was transformed into an outdoor food festival for the first time last year. The wonderful aromas from various ethnic cuisines were in the air for the inaugural Feast Campbelltown. All things considered it was a big success, so it’s no surprise that it’s coming back forRead more »


Festival shows harmony starts with the children

Photos: Brett Atkins Thousands of families and children turned Campbelltown’s iconic Koshigaya Park into a joyous kaleidoscope of colour and culture last Sunday for Macarthur’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity. Now in its second year, the Macarthur Multicultural Children’s Festival celebrated our community’s rich multicultural fabric with a fun dayRead more »


Curry reserve: fun day to celebrate water play space makeover

A community fun day this Saturday will celebrate the reopening of Camden’s bigger and better Curry Reserve water play space in time for the warmer weather ahead. The fun day is being organised by Camden Council and will be on from10am to 1pm at Curry Reserve, located at Camden ValleyRead more »


Popularity of Western Sydney Airport experience centre set to take off

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially opened the Western Sydney International Airport experience centre. Located on the airport site, visitors to the centre will be taken through an interactive digital exhibition, where they will learn more about the region and its people, as well as the opportunities Western Sydney InternationalRead more »


Hurlstone Country Fair turns 80 but its days are numbered

Hurlstone Agricultural High School’s annual Country Fair and Farm Open Day will celebrate its 80th year when it’s held this Saturday, September 7. It is an annual tradition that has been bringing a touch of the country to suburban South West Sydney for eight decades. But its days could beRead more »


Movie blockbusters coming soon to Campbelltown Sports Stadium

It has hosted international rugby league and soccer matches but Campbelltown Sports Stadium may soon be offering outdoor movie nights and other non sporting events. If approval is gained for a development application lodged with Campbelltown Council, the stadium would host, among other things, small community events for up toRead more »


Man charged over fatal Elderslie fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged over a fire at Elderslie which claimed the life of a 22 year old man earlier this year He was charged with: Destroying property to endanger life, destroying property in company using fire, aggravated break and enter to commit a serious indictableRead more »


Camden: small town to booming region in no time

Adriana Care remembers her father driving her to Camden for the first time. “I’m thinking, where is he taking me, this looks like the middle of nowhere,’’ she said at last night’s launch of  a marketing video as part of a drive to bring more investment into Camden. Ms Care,Read more »


Makeover means Simmos Beach now even better attraction

It’s one of the most famous river beaches in the Sydney metropolitan area and now Simmos Beach is an even better attraction than ever. New stairs, small bridges and a kayak ramp are among the new features now open at Simmos Beach Reserve as part of a special project. FindingRead more »


Measles alert for South West Sydney region

The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is urging people to stay on alert for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the infection after returning from overseas.  While infectious, the unvaccinated man visited Carnes Hill Shopping Centre – ANZ bank, Woolworths, between 9.30am and 10.30am onRead more »


Bush fire danger period to start from September 1

This summer’s bush fire danger period will commence early this year for the Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden local government areas due to the continued dry conditions and grass curing in the area.  The bush fire danger period will come into force from Sunday, September 1. NSW RFS Inspector Nicholas MedianikRead more »

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