State Politics

Hot topics discussed at Government’s first Community Cabinet

The first Community Cabinet of the Minns Government was held in Penrith today. Premier Chris Minns was joined by Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car...

Election promise delivered: Cambridge Gardens Public to receive upgrades

Premier Chris Minns, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car and Member for Penrith Karen McKeown paid a visit to...

Fernhill, Lakes funding in doubt as Labor reviews WestInvest commitments

Significant local funding commitments made on the eve of the State Election are in doubt, the Weekender can reveal.

Premier back in Penrith as government holds rail manufacturing roundtable

Premier Chris Minns was back in Penrith today - this time to discuss rail manufacturing.

Premier’s promise to Penrith: Chris Minns opens up about the state’s biggest issues

The Weekender sits down with Premier Chris Minns to talk about everything from the rental crisis to domestic violence.

State Government’s Community Cabinet to visit Penrith

Penrith has been selected as the location of the first Community Cabinet of the Minns Government.

“I will not let you down”: Penrith MP Karen McKeown delivers maiden speech in...

State Penrith MP Karen McKeown has delivered her maiden speech to NSW Parliament.

New State MP’s first sit-down interview: Karen McKeown pledges to listen to locals

New Penrith State MP Karen McKeown talks about the challenges of her new role, the Penrith Stadium upgrade, her plan to listen to locals and how she'll juggle the job with her duties as a Councillor.

Labor hits the ground running with Penrith school visit

Days after the NSW State Election and the new Labor Government has hit the ground running to make sure its presence is felt in...

Ayres unlikely to run again as he looks for “new challenge”

Stuart Ayres has declared his political career is over after last Saturday’s State Election defeat, confirming he is unlikely to seek public office again.

Tanya Davies in shock play to become Deputy NSW Liberal Leader

Badgerys Creek MP Tanya Davies has merged as shock contender for the leadership of the Liberal Party in New South Wales.

Unpacking the State Election bloodbath

Troy Dodds unpacks a State Election that has left the Liberal Party with plenty of soul searching to do, and the state with a new era under Chris Minns and Labor.

Emotional scenes as Labor poised to win Penrith; Chris Minns to become Premier

Labor will hold the seat of Penrith for the first time since 2010 after Karen McKeown achieved a strong swing to the party at tonight's State Election.

LIVE: State Election night 2023

It's State Election night in New South Wales. Join our team across Penrith and Parramatta for all the key developments throughout the night...

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joins Labor campaign trail in Penrith

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wants Labor candidate Karen McKeown to win the seat of Penrith for the party in tomorrow’s State Election. There was a...

Premier in Penrith for last minute pitch to voters

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has made one final campaign visit to Penrith as the election race nears its end.

Does NSW really need a “fresh start”?

Is it all over for Dominic Perrottet? The final word on tomorrow's State Election with Troy Dodds.

Pre-poll proves popular: Locals already having their say at State Election

A steady stream of people have made their way to the Penrith Paceway pre-poll to cast their votes ahead of this weekend’s NSW Election to help decide who will represent the area and lead the state.

Putting Penrith on the map: New State Government must prepare us for boom

With the new Western Sydney Airport anticipated to create an influx of local and international visitors, tourism groups are calling for a funding package to prepare for the future boom, and Penrith could be at the centre of it.

Coalition promises $1.8 million to upgrade Grey Gums Oval

The Coalition will spend $1.8 million to upgrade Grey Gums Oval. Labor has indicated it won't match the commitment.