Federal Politics

Defence industry fuelled by local business

A local herself, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne was delighted to visit one local business that is literally fuelling the Defence industry. Penrith-based petrochemical...

Labor rallies the troops on health funding

Labor is hoping hundreds of people will attend a rally this Sunday and help put pressure on the NSW Government to fund upgrades for...

Emma Husar won’t re-contest next election

Lindsay MP Emma Husar has confirmed she will not re-contest the next Federal Election, due to be held next year. Ms Husar is currently on...

Coalition continues to roll out the big guns

Last week it was John Howard, this week it was Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop. The Coalition continues to bring out the big names to...

Locals express frustration at NDIS roll-out

As the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues, a forum hosted by Member for Lindsay Emma Husar on Tuesday has highlighted...

Coalition makes major environmental announcement

The important work of the Green Army in creating and conserving our Cumberland Conservation Corridors will continue to be supported. If re-elected, the Turnbull Government...

Husar renews call for paid domestic violence leave

Paid domestic and family violence leave should be implemented as a matter of urgency, according to Lindsay MP Emma Husar. Ms Husar, who is also...

Local families hit by childcare rebate freeze

Without Government support, local families have resorted to pulling their children out of childcare and quitting work. At Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre in North Penrith on Wednesday, Minister for...

Labor focuses on jobs of the future

Newly appointed Shadow Small Business Minister, Senator Katy Gallagher, has had her ear to the ground in Penrith, listening to what she calls the...

Husar: “My reputation will never recover”

Lindsay MP Emma Husar says she doubts her reputation will ever recover after what she says has been a smear campaign against her. The 38-year-old...

Bill’s gaffe not a gaffe at all

So Bill Shorten is sexist, living in the last century and has no idea how the modern family works. At least that's how some want to...

War of words erupts over education

The Federal Government has denied it is cutting funding to education, claiming Labor is using misleading figures in its criticism of the recent Budget. Teachers...

Western Weekender Podcast: Federal Election 2016

With the Federal Election just days away, Troy Dodds and Dale Drinkwater present a look at the Lindsay campaign and the candidates aiming for...

Why Turnbull should stay in top job

The only thing as certain as Winx winning her 25th straight race on Saturday was Malcolm Turnbull’s 30th consecutive Newspoll defeat on Monday. But here’s...

Labor to announce Nepean Hospital upgrade

Labor will this morning commit $88 million to the upgrade of Nepean Hospital. The announcement will be made during Bill Shorten's official campaign launch at...

Nepean Hospital patients grounded

High rise developments surrounding Nepean Hospital have caused the suspension of urgent life saving helicopter transfers to and from the already struggling hospital. Nepean Hospital...

Husar cleared of most serious allegations

An internal Labor Party investigation has found there is no basis for Emma Husar to resign from Parliament. John Whelan's report has been finalised today...

“I fight the system and the system fights me”, says Lindsay candidate

What we’ve got right now in the electorate of Lindsay is ‘dirty politics’ according to far right political activist and Australia First Party (AFP)...

Turnbull gets work started on next phase of road upgrades

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has visited Orchard Hills to mark the next stage of The Northern Road upgrade. His visit reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to...

Prime Minister takes train to Penrith

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made his first visit to Lindsay since becoming Prime Minister last month. Mr Turnbull caught a train to Penrith with...