State Politics

Mounting problem in local schools

Enduring freezing cold conditions in winter and boiling heat in summer, hundreds of local students are attending classes in demountables that are more than...

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...

New timetable could see commuters revolt against State Government

Transport Minister Andrew Constance is under immense pressure to intervene and make last minute changes to the new train timetable, set to come into...

Ayres welcomes Berejiklian as Premier

State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres says Gladys Berejiklian will be an "outstanding Premier" and has praised her leadership in securing important projects for Penrith. Ms...

State Government pays $27 million to secure future of historic Fernhill estate

The NSW Government has entered into a contract to purchase the central precinct of the historic Fernhill Estate at Mulgoa. The news secures Fernhill's future...

Local member disheartens LGBTI community over gay marriage stance

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, has disappointed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Responding to queries raised by the Weekender after controversial reports one of her campaign...

Sports rebate will help parents

Thousands of school children across New South Wales are set to benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs, with...

Ayres’ plea: Judge me on my record

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres is banking on his track record to ensure he retains the seat at next year’s State Election and says he...

Greyhound ban passes parliament

The greyhound racing ban has jumped its last major hurdle after being passed by the Lower House of Parliament in the early hours of...

Free rego for toll users

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration in an effort to reduce cost pressures on drivers. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today...

Tanya Davies elevated to Cabinet

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has retained his position as Minister for Sport, while his Mulgoa colleague Tanya Davies has been elevated to Cabinet. Mr Ayres...

Rail Link could force residents to move

Claremont Meadows residents and Member for Londonderry Prue Car are calling for the State Government to reveal the corridor for the North-South Rail Link. The...

More parking needed at St Marys

St Marys commuters have the choice to either pay for new tolls on the M4 or pay for increased transport fares – that’s if...

Police shortage in Penrith, says Labor

Labor says Police in Penrith are being stretched to the limit with Penrith Police Station six officers short based on recent operational capacity figures. State...

Car to support Daley as Labor leader

Londonderry MP Prue Car has confirmed she will back Michael Daley as the new Labor leader following the resignation of Luke Foley yesterday. Mr Foley...

Bassett “solicited political donation” from property developer

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former State Londonderry MP Bart Bassett "knowingly solicited a political donation from a property developer". However,...

Ayres says Labor “ignored trains for 16 years”

The much-criticised new train timetable is just days away from beginning and local commuters are still furious over increased transit times. Shadow Transport Minister Jodi...

Labor wants new-look M4 to be free

Penrith residents are being urged to make submissions to an upcoming inquiry into road tolling in NSW, with locals about to pay up to...

Ayres challenges Labor to match commitment to Nepean Hospital

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres is fiercely defending Nepean Hospital after figures released last week revealed the hospital has the longest emergency wait times...

Schools face huge maintenance backlog

Chifley College Dunheved Campus at St Marys is one of 65 schools in the Penrith area that are together experiencing a $21 million maintenance...