Federal Politics

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...

“I fight the system and the system fights me”, says Lindsay candidate

What we’ve got right now in the electorate of Lindsay is ‘dirty politics’ according to far right political activist and Australia First Party (AFP)...

Social media posts come back to haunt Labor candidate

Six-year-old Facebook posts are threatening to derail Labor in Lindsay just days before Bill Shorten launches the party's official campaign in Penrith. The posts by...

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...

Husar goes to ground as allegations intensify

From a rising star to an embattled MP, Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar has taken personal leave following a disastrous week of revelations. Ms...

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...

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...

Labor concerned over TAFE cuts

Colyton resident Andrew Peach is a maintenance technician on trains, but says he can’t keep on top of his education with the increasing costs...

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...

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...

Boost for local sports, arts

Penrith is going to be a hub for art, sport and recreation after a $2.45 million investment to transform facilities in the area. Eight local...

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...

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...

Turnbull makes education announcement in Emu Plains

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made an education announcement while in Lindsay this morning. Mr Turnbull caught the train to the local area and visited...

Funding helps close the gap

Local Indigenous children will be given the best possible start in life thanks to the dedicated team at Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services (NCNS). NCNS...

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...

First home buyers big winners in Federal Budget

The Federal Government will give first home buyers a helping hand by implementing a range of measures designed to allow them to enter the...

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...

Husar optimistic about Labor’s chances

Labor candidate Emma Husar says she's "in it to win it" as an epic three month election campaign gets underway ahead of a July...

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...