Federal Politics

Health records go online

Penrith has been selected to trial a new way of keeping health records. My Health Record was launched last Friday and up to 360,000 residents...

Labor concerned over medicine prices

Colyton pharmacist Howard Mai fears a co-payment on prescription medicine will hit his customers, who are already struggling to afford medicine, very hard. “The situation...

Howard’s battlers have been lost

When both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten made unscheduled visits to the Lindsay electorate last Saturday, it was evident that something quite extraordinary and...

Early election on the cards

Australia may go to to an early election on July 2, while it's been confirmed that the Budget will be delivered earlier than planned...

12 months of passion and politics

In the 12 months since Labor’s Emma Husar defeated Fiona Scott to claim the Federal seat of Lindsay, she has fought hard for what...

Live Blog: Bill Shorten on Q&A

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You can almost hear the train coming

The Federal Government has committed millions to the design of rail around the future western Sydney airport, a decade before it’s set to open. Released in the Federal Budget...

Men’s Shed have their say

It's not the first time residents have felt let down by politicians, but that's exactly what Stephen Lynch heard from a meeting with Penrith...

New face in election campaign

After years of supporting the Liberal Party, local man Steve Roddick has had enough. He has now resigned from the Board of the Penrith Valley...

Push for new women’s shelter

Federal Member for Lindsay, Emma Husar, has today announced a community campaign to open an additional women’s shelter in Penrith in partnership with not-for-profit...

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...

Government to establish Western Sydney Airport Corporation

The Federal Government will establish the Western Sydney Airport Corporation to oversee construction of the new airport at Badgerys Creek. Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed in...

Husar returns to where it all began

Member for Lindsay, Emma Husar has gone back to her roots, spending time at her first job, Penrith McDonald’s on High Street, in the...

Labor closer to finding candidate to take on Fiona Scott

Mystery still surrounds who the Lindsay Labor candidate will be for next year’s Federal Election, but the picture will be made clearer within days...

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...

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...

Nepean Hospital patients grounded

High rise developments surrounding Nepean Hospital have caused the suspension of urgent life saving helicopter transfers to and from the already struggling hospital. Nepean Hospital...

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...

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...

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...