State Politics

Snake Pit upgrade welcomed

The St Marys community will soon be able to have a BBQ in the shade at Monfarville Reserve’s ‘Snake Pit’ skate bowl. $35,000 worth of...

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...

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...

Reduced speed limits for The Northern Road, M4

Changed traffic conditions will be in place from this Wednesday while investigation work is carried out on The Northern Road and the M4 Motorway...

Students asked to help tackle domestic violence

The issue of domestic violence has made its way into our schools. From Term 1, 2016, NSW students from Years 7 to 10 will be...

Premier announces plan to tackle extremism in schools

More counselling and support services will be provided to students in NSW schools and staff will have access to additional training to assist our...

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...

Funding windfall for local schools

Jamison High School’s 1050 students are just a fraction of local kids who will benefit from increased funding from the State Government. In 2016, schools...

Ayres labels Labor’s TAFE campaign dishonest

Labor has launched a petition to save Kingswood TAFE and stop Government cuts. State Member for Londonderry, Prue Car and Shadow Ministers Adam Searle and...

Scott pays tribute to Abbott

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has paid tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Tony Abbott. "This morning many Australians have woken up to a new Australian Prime...

Turnbull rolls Abbott in party room ballot

Australia has its fourth Prime Minister in a little over two years after Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott in a Liberal leadership ballot this...

It’s on: Leadership ballot to take place tonight

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership is on life support and could well be terminated as early as tonight. In an extraordinary day in Canberra, Communications...

Breathing life into western Sydney

Western Sydney’s unique environment remains a high priority for the Federal Government, with the commitment of $15 million to restore the critically endangered Cumberland...

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...

Labor demands: Show us the money

Motorists in Colyton will face continued congestion and traffic issues after a promised $1 million intersection upgrade was left out of the State Budget. The...

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...

Penrith leads the way on NDIS roll-out

Access to early intervention for disabled youth has arrived in Penrith, a year ahead of schedule. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), has opened the...

Budget a winner for west, says Treasurer

Penrith played host to NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian this morning at a special post-Budget breakfast. Politicians and business leaders gathered at Pepper Stadium's Chairman's Lounge,...

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...

Focus on small business continues

After big announcements for small business in the recent Federal Budget, Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson visited Penrith on Tuesday to speak with...