Federal Politics

Barnaby can’t survive as Deputy PM

When The Daily Telegraph first reported on Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion’s relationship and soon-to-arrive baby, I actually skipped over the story. Couldn’t have cared...

Cornish to contest Federal Election

Controversial Penrith City Councillor Marcus Cornish will contest the July 2 Federal Election in the seat of Lindsay. Cr Cornish recently resigned from the Liberal...

Turnbull makes education announcement in Emu Plains

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made an education announcement while in Lindsay this morning. Mr Turnbull caught the train to the local area and visited...

Pain for voters at Penrith pre-polling

"Australians can start pre-poll voting in the 2016 Federal Election, but not if you have a disability," according to local man David Currie. Mr Currie...

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...

Husar optimistic about Labor’s chances

Labor candidate Emma Husar says she's "in it to win it" as an epic three month election campaign gets underway ahead of a July...

Labor says its housing policy is positive

After seven years of looking to buy her own home, South Penrith resident Rika Kuala is hoping a change in Government policy will allow...

Marise Payne named Foreign Minister

Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne has been appointed Australia's new Foreign Minister. It follows Julie Bishop's decision to stand down from the role following the...

You can almost hear the train coming

The Federal Government has committed millions to the design of rail around the future western Sydney airport, a decade before it’s set to open. Released in the Federal Budget...

Lindsay MP Emma Husar taking “personal leave” as investigation continues

Embattled Lindsay MP Emma Husar is taking personal leave, effective immediately. It comes as an investigation into bullying and workplace misconduct in Ms Husar's Penrith...

“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)...

Shorten visits Werrington to make NBN announcement

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is back in Penrith today, visiting the Werrington Park Corporate Centre ahead of his appearance on ABC TV's 'Q&A' this...

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...

Husar hits back as new reports surface

Emma Husar says allegations against her that have surfaced in new media reports this morning are "untrue, unfair and hurtful". The Lindsay MP has taken...

Exclusive: Labor considering bypassing preselection for new Lindsay candidate

Former Lindsay MP David Bradbury has denied any possibility of a dramatic return to contest the seat at the next election, declaring he is...

Government to establish Western Sydney Airport Corporation

The Federal Government will establish the Western Sydney Airport Corporation to oversee construction of the new airport at Badgerys Creek. Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed in...

Cornish quits Liberal Party

Controversial Councillor Marcus Cornish has announced his resignation from the Liberal Party. Cr Cornish, who was already suspended from the Liberals after he circulated an...

Scott endorsed to contest Lindsay

Fiona Scott has been endorsed to recontest the seat of Lindsay for the Liberal Party at this year's Federal Election. Ms Scott first contested Lindsay...

Labor begins preselection process for Lindsay

Labor has commenced its search for a replacement candidate for Emma Husar at the next Federal Election, opening its preselection process last Friday. Ms Husar...

Liberal candidate hits the ground running

New Liberal candidate for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh has wasted little time getting down to business, as the battle for the marginal seat gets underway. The...