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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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Registrations open for RunWest mark II

Campbelltown runner Izmira Mohd took part in the first  RunWest and she’s set to do it all again in 2020. And no wonder – Izmira was one of more than 7,500 registrations for this giant community event. Izmira did the 4km family fun run with her husband and son earlier this yearRead more »


Christmas food and toy appeals under way in Macarthur

Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevic with donations at the HJ Daley Library. Camden and Campbelltown are both running Christmas appeals once again and their aim is to collect as many toys and as much food as possible from local residents. Where they differ is where all the items donated will go.Read more »


Council green light for Arcadian Hills park

A brand new park for a brand new estate in Camden is on the way. It follows a decision at last night’s Camden Council’s ordinary meeting to give the green light to the company that will build the park at Arcadian Hills near Cobbitty. Greater West Landscapes Pty Ltd willRead more »

Life membership for FAW legend Trevar Langlands

Life membership for FAW legend Trevar Langlands

Trevar Langlands and Colleen Parker after receiving life membershipsfrom the Fellowship of Australian Writers.   When he’s not in front of a microphone at Macarthur community radio station 100.3FM, Trevar Langlands is busy running the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW). He is currently the NSW president of FAW – theRead more »


Odyssey House says thank you, Macarthur

Julie Babineau, the CEO of Odyssey House NSW, which operates out of Campbelltown, says she is grateful for the community support they receive every year. Ms Babineau has now written a thank you letter, which we publish below: “Odyssey House has been part of the Macarthur community for more thanRead more »


Campbelltown 2020 an inclusive celebration

A series of guided tours called “only in Campbelltown’’ will be among the highlights of Campbelltown 2020, a 12 month celebration of both European settlement and Aboriginal history. Other highlights will include the creation of an Aboriginal Yarning Circle, the first of its kind in Campbelltown. A community and heritageRead more »


Narellan shift worker in knife robbery

Having just finished his shift at Narellan town centre, the 38 year old man was walking home along Camden Valley Way just after 11pm on Saturday night. He was confronted by a younger man, who asked for the time, before producing a knife. The victim, having been threatened, handed overRead more »


Landscape to set scene for Billabong Parklands

The natural identity of the local region has inspired a major landscape project at the southern gateway entrance to Campbelltown’s City Centre and the future site of the Billabong Parklands project. During the next few months, the corner of The Parkway and Moore-Oxley Bypass, Bradbury will be transformed into anRead more »


Christmas gift drive: MP blown away by your generosity

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren and his electorate office staff have been running a Christmas toy drive since he first got elected in 2015. And the local MP says every year he has been blown away by the generous support from the Campbelltown community. And of course it is that supportRead more »

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