Federal Politics

Mulgoa Road upgrade to be fast tracked

The Federal and State Governments have committed $100 million in joint funding to fast track the first construction stage of a major upgrade of Mulgoa...

Christmas provides opportunity to reset the political agenda in 2018

All of us look forward to the Christmas period – an opportunity to relax, reset and take a much-needed break. For the sitting NSW and...

Cornish quits Liberal Party

Controversial Councillor Marcus Cornish has announced his resignation from the Liberal Party. Cr Cornish, who was already suspended from the Liberals after he circulated an...

Time to act on marriage equality

Discussions around marriage equality are more relevant than ever to Penrith Council, now it has its first openly gay Councillor. Young Labor Councillor Aaron Duke...

Scott defends government’s jobs record

In an already fierce election campaign to win over the ‘election decider’ seat of Lindsay, Federal Liberal Member Fiona Scott has hit back at...

Federal Government to fully fund NDIS

Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to assure the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - but we'll all have to pay for...

Labor officially launches campaign in Penrith

An $88 million funding injection to Nepean Hospital was the critical local announcement to come out of this morning's Labor campaign launch, held in...

Barnaby can’t survive as Deputy PM

When The Daily Telegraph first reported on Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion’s relationship and soon-to-arrive baby, I actually skipped over the story. Couldn’t have cared...

Defence industry fuelled by local business

A local herself, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne was delighted to visit one local business that is literally fuelling the Defence industry. Penrith-based petrochemical...

Labor rallies the troops on health funding

Labor is hoping hundreds of people will attend a rally this Sunday and help put pressure on the NSW Government to fund upgrades for...

Coalition continues to roll out the big guns

Last week it was John Howard, this week it was Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop. The Coalition continues to bring out the big names to...

Locals express frustration at NDIS roll-out

As the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues, a forum hosted by Member for Lindsay Emma Husar on Tuesday has highlighted...

Coalition makes major environmental announcement

The important work of the Green Army in creating and conserving our Cumberland Conservation Corridors will continue to be supported. If re-elected, the Turnbull Government...

Husar renews call for paid domestic violence leave

Paid domestic and family violence leave should be implemented as a matter of urgency, according to Lindsay MP Emma Husar. Ms Husar, who is also...

Local families hit by childcare rebate freeze

Without Government support, local families have resorted to pulling their children out of childcare and quitting work. At Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre in North Penrith on Wednesday, Minister for...

Labor focuses on jobs of the future

Newly appointed Shadow Small Business Minister, Senator Katy Gallagher, has had her ear to the ground in Penrith, listening to what she calls the...

Bill’s gaffe not a gaffe at all

So Bill Shorten is sexist, living in the last century and has no idea how the modern family works. At least that's how some want to...

War of words erupts over education

The Federal Government has denied it is cutting funding to education, claiming Labor is using misleading figures in its criticism of the recent Budget. Teachers...

Western Weekender Podcast: Federal Election 2016

With the Federal Election just days away, Troy Dodds and Dale Drinkwater present a look at the Lindsay campaign and the candidates aiming for...

Why Turnbull should stay in top job

The only thing as certain as Winx winning her 25th straight race on Saturday was Malcolm Turnbull’s 30th consecutive Newspoll defeat on Monday. But here’s...