It’s been a week of highs and lows for the Mt Druitt area. In light of SBS’s Struggle St everyone could forgive us for being sceptical of reality TV filming in the area, but when a father-and-daughter duo took out the grand final of Channel 7’s House Rules they did us all proud. How fantastic to have Steve and Tiana Falzon represent the strength and tenacity that make up the fabric of our area. However, the problems so many families face cannot be ignored, and these were highlighted in a report that found Mt Druitt was worse off after the Federal Budget than any other suburb in Australia. It’s time for politicians to commit to achieving real change in areas that have been ignored for too long.