Federal Politics

Social media posts come back to haunt Labor candidate

Six-year-old Facebook posts are threatening to derail Labor in Lindsay just days before Bill Shorten launches the party's official campaign in Penrith. The posts by...

Boost for local sports, arts

Penrith is going to be a hub for art, sport and recreation after a $2.45 million investment to transform facilities in the area. Eight local...

Live Blog: Bill Shorten on Q&A

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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...

Coalition best for business, says O’Dwyer

Cafe Fred is one of 13,000 small businesses in Lindsay that will benefit from tax changes announced in the Federal Budget, according to Assistant...

“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)...

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...

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...

Scott defends government’s jobs record

In an already fierce election campaign to win over the ‘election decider’ seat of Lindsay, Federal Liberal Member Fiona Scott has hit back at...

Labor to launch campaign in Penrith

Labor has announced it will officially launch its election campaign in Penrith next month, saying the city has become "like the Bermuda Triangle" for...

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...

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...

Labor concerned over medicine prices

Colyton pharmacist Howard Mai fears a co-payment on prescription medicine will hit his customers, who are already struggling to afford medicine, very hard. “The situation...

Howard joins campaign trail in Lindsay

Former Prime Minister John Howard has joined Lindsay MP Fiona Scott on the campaign trail, meeting with locals in the Penrith CBD today. Mr Howard...

New face in election campaign

After years of supporting the Liberal Party, local man Steve Roddick has had enough. He has now resigned from the Board of the Penrith Valley...

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...

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...

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...

Turnbull declares Lindsay a must-win seat

“If we hold this seat, then we will be returned to Government.” With those words, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed Lindsay as the seat that...

Labor concerned over TAFE cuts

Colyton resident Andrew Peach is a maintenance technician on trains, but says he can’t keep on top of his education with the increasing costs...