Federal Politics

Labor takes the axe to raft of local infrastructure projects

There's been a scathing response to the Federal Government's decision to axe funding to a host of major infrastructure projects in western Sydney.

Marise Payne announces retirement

Former Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced her retirement from the Senate, effective, September 30. In a statement, Payne, who has over 26 years of...

Dutton praises charities’ role in responding to cost-of-living crisis

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has visited Penrith, checking in on the seat that remained stoically Liberal at last year's Federal Election.

Why many will feel flat after Tuesday’s Federal Budget

Troy Dodds on why not everyone is cheering about the Budget being back in black.

Budget back in black as Labor attempts to curb cost-of-living crisis

Labor will return the Federal Budget to surplus, albeit temporarily, and has addressed a range of cost-of-living issues as Treasurer Jim Chalmers aims to set up the country for a mixed economic road ahead.

PM on notice: Liberals say their policies helped business boom

Shadow Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash has visited Penrith's growing Manufactor site, sending a message to the Labor Government about backing businesses in western Sydney.

Federal Government announces major super changes

The Federal Government has locked in controversial changes to the superannuation system in Australia, with less generous tax breaks for anyone with above $3 million in super.

Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh shares tribute to Jim Molan, who has died at 72

Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh has paid tribute to Liberal Senator Jim Molan, who has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 72.

Opposition Leader checks in to Penrith

Holding the Federal Government accountable and listening to the needs of business owners will be key pillars as the Liberal Party tries to rebuild...

New lights make River Walk safer

More people are pounding the pavement after long-requested lighting was recently installed along the Great River Walk from Jamison Road to Nepean Avenue.

Melissa McIntosh to serve as Shadow Assistant Minister

Federal Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh will serve as Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Opposition Leader Peter Dutton's Shadow Cabinet.

Where it all went wrong for Labor in Lindsay

While there is much to celebrate for Anthony Albanese and Labor after last Saturday’s election win, plenty of questions are being raised about the party’s local campaign and why Lindsay fell so dramatically out of play for the ALP.

ALP to form government; Lindsay stays Liberal at Federal Election

The Coalition has lost government, with Anthony Albanese to become Prime Minister.

Federal Election Night: As It Happened

The Federal Election night live blog kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, May 21.

What the newspapers say: The final election verdict

It is a long-held tradition for newspapers to offer their final verdict on election eve. Here's a summation of what the papers have said ahead of Australians going to the polls tomorrow.

Dodds: My final verdict on 2022 Federal Election

The Weekender's traditional election eve column has landed.

Please just shut up and vote: Why what you do on election day really...

A special guest opinion piece ahead of Saturday's election.

McMahon lowdown: Labor expected to hold seat

Some Weekender readers will be voting at the Federal Election on Saturday for who will represent the seat of McMahon for the next three years.

Labor accused of ignoring environment during election campaign

Labor has been accused of “abandoning” the environment in Lindsay as the election closes in.

Final countdown: Election race enters last days

The final countdown is on to Saturday's Federal Election, as confusion over a number of local commitments dominates the final days of the Lindsay campaign.