Federal Government


Childcare fee relief comes early

Local families will benefit from greater childcare support sooner, according to the Federal Government, as a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for multiple children has been brought forward by four months….


Medal bonus a long time coming

PARALYMPICS – Member for Gosford and former Paralympian, Liesl Tesch, has welcomed a Federal government decision that Paralympians medal winners will now receive the same financial reward as fellow Olympians….



Give Uluru Statement a fair go

Forum – Can you remember the First Nations [Uluru] Statement from the Heart? The amount of time, effort and money that went into getting this statement finished was a credit…




Pathetically poor planning

Forum – As the Federal Government is responsible for COVID-19 quarantine and securing the vaccination supplies that Australia needs, it is very worrying that they seem incapable of either. When…



$60,000 SCREEN fund grant for Metro Cinemas

Metro Cinemas at Lake Haven has received $60,000 in grant funding from the Federal Government to help the independent cinema in its COVID-19 business recovery. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure,…




New DALE facility opened

St Philip’s Christian College – Gosford Campus has a new Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment (DALE) campus building funded by the Federal Government. Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said students would…





New round of youth scholarships opens

The Federal Government has released more Gosford region specific youth scholarships, with applications opening on January 29. Part 2 of Round 3 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians…