State Politics

State Budget: Free apprenticeships confirmed

The NSW Government will invest $285 million to deliver 100,000 free apprenticeships, as part of a skills and training package that will allow the...

New stadium still planned for outer west

The State Government still plans to build a new sports venue in outer western Sydney as part of its long-term stadium strategy. While there's been...

Bassett “solicited political donation” from property developer

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former State Londonderry MP Bart Bassett "knowingly solicited a political donation from a property developer". However,...

Local member disheartens LGBTI community over gay marriage stance

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, has disappointed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Responding to queries raised by the Weekender after controversial reports one of her campaign...

Pre-election education promise questioned

Jordan Spring residents are furious there is still no funding allocated for a primary school, claiming they were told the school would be completed...

Teachers to be sacked under reforms

Three teachers at Emu Plains Correctional Facility are being sacked under new reforms by the State Government, prompting a rally outside Penrith MP Stuart...

Foley: Baird has failed west

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has blasted the State Government, claiming Premier Mike Baird has failed to deliver on his western Sydney jobs promise. It...

Students to be issued Opal cards

More than 420,000 school students will be provided with an Opal card at the start of the 2016 school year so they can travel...

Emu Plains Prison expansion plans dumped

The proposed expansion of Emu Plains Correctional Centre will not be progressing, Minister for Correctional Services, David Elliott, announced today. "I have today (Tuesday, December...

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...

Opposition wants timeframe on Kingswood Station upgrade

Despite the need for a lift, Member for Londonderry Prue Car said the Baird Government has no plans to provide vital upgrades to Kingswood...

PM talks up exporting during visit to Penrith

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has cemented western Sydney’s economic importance with a visit to convince local businesses to trade internationally. Mr Abbott addressed a seminar...

State Budget: Government closes punting loophole

The NSW Government will introduce a 10 per cent tax on all wagers placed by NSW residents, regardless of the location of the wagering...

Rail Link could force residents to move

Claremont Meadows residents and Member for Londonderry Prue Car are calling for the State Government to reveal the corridor for the North-South Rail Link. The...

Contract awarded for Penrith Public School upgrade

Students and teachers at Penrith Public School will benefit from an upgrade that will provide new classrooms and improved facilities. The construction contract has been...

Seniors could pay more for public transport, Opposition says

It seems a lifetime of successfully saving for retirement could end up costing western Sydney seniors more to access public transport. The Independent Pricing and...

Homes to go as part of Mulgoa Road upgrade

Mulgoa Road is set to expand alongside Penrith’s population, with a corridor upgrade expected to cut travel times through Penrith to the M4 Motorway. The...

Problem gamblers get more help in Budget

The NSW Government will provide up to $18 million for the Responsible Gambling Fund to address the risks of problem gambling and associated harms...

Labor wants plastic bags banned

A spontaneous trip to the shops could be a little harder if the NSW Government passes a ban on single use plastic bags. Labor will...

Tackling the ‘ice’ epidemic

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has welcomed the interim report from the National Ice Taskforce, which the Prime Minister presented to the Council of Australian...