Federal Politics

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...

Turnbull pushes child care subsidies during visit to Emu Plains

From playing with toy cars to spruiking the new child care subsidies, Malcolm Turnbull returned to the west this morning visiting Mud Puddles Cottage...

Australia has a new PM, Scott Morrison

Another one bites the dust as history repeats itself with Scott Morrison ending up in the top spot. Mr Morrison is now Australia’s 30th Prime...

Scott loses Lindsay: Seat falls to Labor

Fiona Scott has dramatically lost the seat of Lindsay with Labor candidate Emma Husar claiming victory a short time ago. Earlier both Ms Scott and...

Turnbull gets work started on next phase of road upgrades

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has visited Orchard Hills to mark the next stage of The Northern Road upgrade. His visit reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to...

Badgerys Creek draft EIS released

The long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek was released earlier today. Early indications are that there are...

Dutton: Shorten must intervene in Husar mess

Senior Government Minister Peter Dutton has called on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to immediately intervene and bring the Emma Husar crisis to a head. Mr...

Emma Husar won’t re-contest next election

Lindsay MP Emma Husar has confirmed she will not re-contest the next Federal Election, due to be held next year. Ms Husar is currently on...

Council hits government for six

The future of Penrith has been broken down into six key priorities, that Penrith Council will be advocating for ahead of the Federal Election. On...

Lindsay MP Emma Husar taking “personal leave” as investigation continues

Embattled Lindsay MP Emma Husar is taking personal leave, effective immediately. It comes as an investigation into bullying and workplace misconduct in Ms Husar's Penrith...

Underdog bridges the political divide

Meet the man who is bridging the gap between the left and right in Lindsay. Stephen Lynch has been announced as the Nick Xenophon Team's...

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...

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...

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 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...

Labor to make education a key election issue

It was all about early starts last Thursday morning, as one local school highlighted the importance of their early intervention programs. Shadow Education Minister Kate...

Labor to launch campaign in Penrith

Labor has announced it will officially launch its election campaign in Penrith next month, saying the city has become "like the Bermuda Triangle" 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...

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...

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...