Shadow Ministerial Releases

Last days for submissions to NSW Forestry and Timber Industry Inquiry

19 May 2021

NSW Labor is calling for timber-dependent communities and forestry stakeholders to make their voices heard by providing a submission to a parliamentary inquiry examining the future of the industry.

Labor announces 'Rehabilitation for Job Creation' Plan

19 May 2021

Labor’s Candidate for Upper Hunter Jeff Drayton has announced a plan to create more jobs through the rehabilitation of former mines and power generation sites.

Upper Hunter short-changed again by The Nationals

17 May 2021

NSW Labor is disappointed that once again the Deputy Premier John Barilaro has committed to the ongoing sale of public assets to fund the Resources for Regions program.

More uncertainty over Forestry Corporation's future

29 March 2021

NSW Labor is demanding that Forestry Corporation workers be given certainty after years of turmoil and attempts by the Berejiklian Government to sell the organisation.

NSW Labor welcomes Parliamentary Inquiry into NSW Forestry and Timber Industry

26 March 2021

NSW Labor has welcomed the announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into the NSW forestry and timber industry by the Legislative Council’s Industry Committee. 

NSW Labor welcomes Aussie logs for Aussie jobs report

25 March 2021

NSW Labor has welcomed a Federal Parliamentary report on timber supply chain constraints in the plantation sector, as it continues to push for a similar inquiry in New South Wales.

NSW Labor calls for Parliamentary inquiry into NSW Forestry Industry on International Day of Forests

21 March 2021

NSW Labor is using the International Day of Forests today to call for a Parliamentary public inquiry into the long-term future of the NSW forest and timber industry.

NSW Labor calls for Parliamentary Inquiry into NSW Forestry Industry as timber supply runs out and jobs at risk

02 March 2021

NSW Labor is calling for a Parliamentary inquiry into the long-term sustainable future of the NSW forestry and timber industry following the Deputy Premier’s admission that timber supply shortages will increase the price of new homes, delay construction and cost jobs.

Barilaro admits Government has no plan to fix timber shortage

26 February 2021

NSW Labor is warning that the shortage of timber faced by the domestic construction industry brought about by the Black Summer Bushfires could lead to higher house prices, construction delays and the loss of hundreds of construction and timber jobs unless the Berejiklian Government delivers a plan to help the industry.

Statement on Dendrobium Coal Mine application and IPC decision

05 February 2021

The Independent Planning Commission’s decision today to reject the South 32 Dendrobium coal mine extension application will come as a surprise to the Illawarra community.