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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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Badgally Road duplication work set to start early

The Badgally Road duplication project is due to start early this year and will widen 1.3 kilometres of the major road from two lanes to four lanes between Eagle Vale Drive and Northern Steyne Road in Campbelltown.  Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the project wouldRead more »

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Australia Day party will rock

The Baker Boys Band Families and friends are invited to celebrate on Australia Day at one of the biggest community events of the year at Campbelltown’s Koshigaya Park on Saturday, January 26. The huge day of entertainment offers something for everyone including live music, a whip cracker, a kids zone,Read more »

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Healthy eating habits focus of Quick Chef Challenge

Campbelltown Council has partnered with Woolworths Ingleburn to encourage healthy eating habits. The Quick Chef Challenge is supported by NSW Health and is the first free event of its kind to be delivered by council as part its commitment to supporting the health of the community and reducing childhood obesityRead more »

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Phone scammers target Camden residents

Police are issuing a warning for members of the public to be wary of phone scammers who try to coax people into handing over their personal and financial details. Officers from Camden Police Area Command have received reports from people who have received phone calls from someone claiming to representRead more »

arts centre director Michael Dagostino (left) and Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals general manager Alison Derrett (second left) at a meeting to discuss arts and culture in the Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment.

How arts and culture will be part of hospital upgrade

A mix of arts and culture will play an integral role in enhancing patient care in the $632 million stage two Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment after the signing of a collaboration agreement with Campbelltown arts centre. The hospital and the arts centre will work together to create a sense of placeRead more »

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Freelander says Labor will fight for your superannuation rights

Superannuation is part of a worker’s pay and conditions and bosses who deliberately avoid paying their workers superannuation are breaking the law,’’ says Dr Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur. The local MP says a Shorten Labor Government will help workers get their unpaid superannuation off unscrupulous employers –Read more »

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New footy stadium ready before upgrades to our busiest hospitals

South West Sydney has some of the busiest hospitals in NSW. Two of them, Campbelltown and Liverpool, have been earmarked for major upgrades to help the local health service cope with an impending population boom in the region over the next 20 years. However the Labor opposition says an analysisRead more »

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It’s a boy! First baby of the year at Campbelltown Hospital

A baby boy that arrived at Campbelltown Hospital in the early hours of the new year is among the first babies born in NSW this year. The bundle of joy, named Nathaniel Tuitakau, arrived at 3.15am on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, weighing 4.75 kilograms and at a length of 54Read more »

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Appin man to face court today over online child sex bid

An Appin man will face court today after being charged by Strike Force Trawler detectives over an alleged online procurement of a child for sex. In October 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with a man from theRead more »

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Financial backing for groups that help grow our community

Campbelltown Council has thrown its support behind a diverse range of community initiatives to be funded under the community capacity building grants program. The projects cover raising awareness about domestic violence, providing career and family support for newly arrived migrants and promoting local ceramic artists. The Tej Gyan Global FoundationRead more »

MP Greg Warren, right, pictured with Labor leader Michael Daley, has delivered a withering assessment of the City Deal following the release just before Chrismas of an implementation plan.

Timing of implementation plan evidence of dud deal, says MP

Local MP Greg Warren says Campbelltown has been dealt a dud hand under the Liberal federal and state governments’ Western Sydney City Deal. “If the implementation plan for the city deal was going to be great for Campbelltown, why was it revealed under a cloak of secrecy in the dyingRead more »

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