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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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Doyle gives Opal card tick of approval

The state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, has come to the aid of the Opal card, the new ticketing systrem for public transport, and dismissed criticism from the Labor Party as hypocritical. “I am proud to be part of the NSW Government, which is delivering the Opal Card across theRead more »

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Vision wins, boarding house loses

An application to build a boarding house in Miller sparked a lively debate on Liverpool Council last night over what should be the city’s vision on housing. The boarding house application was refused when put to the vote, but not before some councillors argued that such accommodation, cheap and shortRead more »

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$45 million Moorebank marina gets green light

Work can finally start on the proposed marina on the Georges River at Newbridge Road following the approval of plans last Friday. The green light from the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) ended more than two years of efforts to gain approval for the $45 million project, which is expectedRead more »

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Mayoral Ball reaches magic $50,000 mark

The first Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball last Saturday night was a huge success with funds raised exceeding expectations. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun had hoped to raise funds to share between Young Adults Disabled Association (YADA) and the Liverpool Cancer Wellness Centre. “Due to the generosity of our sponsors and guests,Read more »

What about our local stadium: Greg Warren and Guy Zangari (front) with local sport fans.

It’s 1-1 in political war of words

The Campbelltown Stadium has become the centre of a war of words between the Labor Party candidate for the seat of Campbelltown and the man whose job he’s after, the Liberal Party’s Bryan Doyle. Greg Warren, a Camden councillor who has won preselection for Campbelltown, enlisted the party’s shadow sportRead more »

Welcome to our cleaner city: Liverpool's fight against waste has receved a big cash boost from the state government.

Rubbish fight gets massive boost

Liverpool Council’s campaign against rubbish and waste has received a $415,000 boost. The funding was secured in the second year of the EPA Better Waste and Recycling Fund from the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. The NSW Government has provided funding to Liverpool City Council forRead more »

Minister Victor Dominello, right,  Menai MP Melanie Gibbons, second from left at the back, with Girl Guides NSW CEO Peta Gillies, NSW Girl Guides State Commissioner Belinda Allen and leaders of the Girls Guides from Leumeah and Campbelltown outside  Glenfield Girls Guide Hall today.

You can be PM, state minister tells Girl Guides leaders

Unlike despots, you are true leaders, the Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello today told leaders from Girl Guides units in Leumeah and Campbelltown. ”You are true leaders,” the minister said outside the Girl Guides hall in Glenfield Park. ”Unlike despots, who only think of themselves, true leaders, likeRead more »

Baseball bat bandits take off empty handed

Police from Campbelltown are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery of a service station overnight. About 9pm last night, August 18, a 22-year-old male employee was behind the security counter of a service station on Lindesay Street. He was approached by a man, believed to be Caucasian in appearanceRead more »

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