Federal Politics

Turnbull goes it alone on airport

The Sydney Airport Group has declined the opportunity to build and operate the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) at Badgerys Creek. It means the Federal...

Abbott’s PR plan will kill off Turnbull

On Monday morning, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will front up for the second of his now fortnightly radio appearances on Ray Hadley’s 2GB...

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...

Husar blasts eastern suburbs “elites” as airport debate intensifies

Lindsay MP Emma Husar has re-opened the east versus west debate in a scathing opinion piece in which she says "eastern elites" continue to...

Lindsay MP Emma Husar speaks about White Ribbon Day

Two days after her emotional speech in Parliament, Federal Member for Lindsay, Emma Husar, held an afternoon tea to mark White Ribbon Day. On Wednesday...

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...

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...

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...

Liberals commit to keeping election promises

Promises to Lindsay made before this year’s Federal Election will still be kept despite the seat falling to Labor’s Emma Husar. Liberal Senator for Western...

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...

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...

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...

Polling booths close across Lindsay

Voting in the Federal Election has concluded with polling booths across Lindsay closing a short time ago. Votes are now starting to be counted with...

Cornish aims for disruption

Independent Candidate Marcus Cornish may be a one-man-band, but he's certainly making plenty of noise. The controversial Penrith City Councillor, who came to the community's...

A question of trust and integrity

This is probably one of the most difficult pre-election columns I’ve ever written. Difficult because it is impossible to say there’s been a clear winner...

Labor pushes case for Nepean upgrade

Shadow NSW Treasurer Ryan Park joined the Federal Election campaign trail today, meeting with Lindsay's Labor candidate Emma Husar to discuss much-needed upgrades to Nepean...

Tench Reserve makeover announced by Liberals

Tench Reserve will be transformed into a brand new recreational precinct if the Liberal Party win government on Saturday. $5 million will facilitate the upgrade...

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...

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...

Pain for voters at Penrith pre-polling

"Australians can start pre-poll voting in the 2016 Federal Election, but not if you have a disability," according to local man David Currie. Mr Currie...