Saturday, January 23, 2021

Federal Politics

Minister says government is keeping great Aussie dream alive

Minister for Housing Michael Sukkar has visited Lindsay to talk up the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

More funding will lock in upgrade to Dunheved Road

The highly anticipated Dunheved Road upgrade will be given a push after the Federal Government budgeted a further $63.5 million, bringing the project’s total funding up to $127 million.

Labor to create Jobs and Skills agency if it wins election in 2022

The Federal Election is still more than 18 months away, but Labor Leader Anthony Albanese sent a clear pitch to locals last week.

Budget provides platform for economic recovery

Budget provides a compelling case for economic recovery.

Pollies outline Penrith’s recovery roadmap

Local, State and Federal representatives outline what they're doing to help Penrith through the recession.

Gridlocked intersection gets makeover

Money well spent, says Penrith Mayor.

Government extends financial support programs

The Federal Government’s JobKeeper program has been extended until March next year as Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared he’s got “Australia’s back” in dealing with COVID-19.

Husar: “They just burnt me and left me there to die”

Former Lindsay MP Emma Husar claims she was "burnt and left to die" by the Labor Party, and has been forced to move to Perth in the wake of her 2018 resignation.

Dunheved Road upgrade will bust congestion

Planning and investigation works will soon begin for the Federal Government’s $63.5 million Dunheved Road upgrade.

Government may extend Telehealth beyond September

The Federal Government may continue subsidised Telehealth services that are due to end in September.

Weddings, footy crowds edge closer to return

National Cabinet met earlier today to discuss the further easing of restrictions.

Teleconference discusses government support for businesses

Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh has hosted a teleconference with local small businesses and the Small Business Minister to discuss the government support available in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health professionals gather virtually to discuss local Coronavirus response

Members of the Lindsay Healthy Active Living Network virtually put their heads together last week to discuss the local response to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Historic: Government announces major plan to keep people in jobs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an unprecedented $130 billion wage subsidy package in a massive attempt to keep people in jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Government announces new stimulus measures as Coronavirus impact escalates

The Commonwealth Government has today released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build...

Council “left in the dark” on rail link plans

Councillors raise serious concerns as mystery still surrounds promised rail line.

Funding to clean up river

Federal Government delivers on election promise to improve river’s water quality.

Opinion: Morrison walks a tightrope

Can Scott Morrison survive his summer from hell?

Pharmacies warn they’ll go out of business under proposed changes

Pharmacy owners warn they’ll go out of business if planned changes go ahead.

Bridge construction on schedule ahead of road closures next week

Castlereagh Road will be closed next week.