Thursday, July 7, 2022

Federal Politics

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.

‘His beating heart is a focus group’: what makes Scott Morrison tick?

Revealing insights into Scott Morrison’s political character and tactical approach are coming through as the prime minister finds himself on the ropes towards the end of this campaign.

If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister....

Karen Middleton’s 2016 biography of Anthony Albanese concludes with a speech he made that year, on the 20th anniversary of his election to parliament.

In Their Own Words: Candidates make final pitch to voters

Ahead of Federal Election day this Saturday, the Weekender asked all seven Lindsay candidates to give one final pitch to voters.

West could hold the key on Saturday

As the last week of the campaign gets underway, a new analysis of western Sydney voting behaviours reveals that western Sydney voters could hold the key to deciding the 2022 federal election outcome.

“Thought bubble”: Labor slams Coalition’s housing plan

Labor has slammed the Coalition's plan to allow first home buyers to access part of their superannuation to fund a deposit.

Labor promises $300 million for congestion busting road projects

Labor has promised some $300 million worth of western Sydney infrastructure - including funding it says will accelerate construction works on Dunheved Road.

Coalition promises Bill Ball Oval upgrade

The Coalition will upgrade Bill Ball Oval at St Marys if it wins the election next weekend. Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh made the...

Where’s Albo? Labor leader gives Lindsay the cold shoulder

A week out from the Federal Election and there's still no sign of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese in Lindsay.

Seniors demand action on community transport issue

A convoy of local seniors headed to pre-polling in Penrith this week to protest proposed changes in aged care funding, which could see the end to their community transport service.

Flight paths still up in the air as voters consider impact of airport

It’s one of the biggest infrastructure projects western Sydney has ever seen, but one big question still hangs over Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport: What are the flight paths?