Shadow Ministerial Releases

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.

Scully urges Illawarra leading role in development of hydrogen industry inquiry

28 January 2021

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Member for Wollongong, Paul Scully, today urged Illawarra industry stakeholders and community members to take a leading role in setting up the framework for the development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.

Where is the NSW Government plan to deal with China trade disruption?

10 December 2020

Labor is calling on the Government to immediately brief New South Wales exporters on its plan to deal with the escalating disruption to trade relations with China.

Labor amendments pass Parliament - energy jobs and export opportunities guaranteed by law

27 November 2020

NSW Labor’s amendments to the Government energy sector reforms which guarantee local jobs, industry development and export opportunities have greatly strengthened legislation which passed the NSW Parliament today.