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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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Message of healing in National Sorry Day commemoration at botanic garden

Members of the Stolen Generations, their families and the wider community will unite to promote healing and hope in the lead up to National Sorry Day later this month. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents and community members from Macarthur, Wingecarribee and across South West Sydney will commemorate Sorry DayRead more »


Palliative care: better to plan ahead

Today, I feel good, I feel healthy, there is nothing wrong with me. But what about tomorrow or next year? We don’t know what’s in store for us – that’s why we plan. South Western Sydney Primary Health Network is hosting What matters most: Planning for the ‘but’ at TahmoorRead more »

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Council to vote on A-League club community partnership offer

Scholarships for talented young footballers would become available under plans for a Campbelltown City Council community partnership with Macarthur  South West United A-League football club. The proposal for a five year partnership will go before a full council meeting next Tuesday, May 14. Council would need to invest more thanRead more »


Honoured for 43 years in Rural Fire Service

Honour for service: MP Greg Warren presenting Mr Richard Claxton with a Life Long Volunteering Award and pin. Richard Claxton moved to Campbelltown when he was just nine years old. He held various jobs and positions throughout adulthood – including being a member of the Lynwood Park Rural Fire ServiceRead more »


Woman, 81, dies after being hit by car at Narellan

A woman has died after being hit by a car near Camden yesterday. The 81-year-old woman was walking across Camden Valley Way at Narellan about 1.20pm when she was struck by a BMW travelling in an easterly direction. The driver, a 60-year-old woman, stopped and rendered assistance to the pedestrian,Read more »


Free careers night and a VETsteddFOOD date for seniors

A free careers night for students in Years 9 to 12 and VETsteddFOOD, a different take on vocational training, are coming to Macarthur this month, courtesy of MWLP. Campbelltown Performing Arts High School will be the venue for the careers night on Monday, May 20, 5.30pm to 8pm. Students willRead more »


What would we do without nurses

There are more than 320,000 nurses and midwives in Australia, and almost 90 percent are women. Nurses consistently rate as Australia’s most trusted profession in Roy Morgan surveys. While more than 12,000 nurses work in general practices, there is a raft of career opportunities for nurses beyond the traditional wardRead more »

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Back to the future for couple married in hospital just before surgery

Barry and Gail Spargo get married just before Barry went into surgery at Campbelltown Hospital in 1982. Barry Spargo’s leg injuries were described by doctors as “catastrophic”. The fact he was able to walk out of Campbelltown Hospital nine months later was hailed a miracle.  Mr Spargo walked back intoRead more »

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Flu vaccine is here just in time for winter

The south western Sydney community is being reminded to get their flu vaccine with the launch of the 2019 flu campaign today.  “With more than 9,600 confirmed influenza cases in NSW already this year, people should call ahead to their GP or pharmacist to get their flu jabs,” says SouthRead more »

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