Shadow Ministerial Releases
Confirmed: Mining regions dudded on resources funding
11 August 2020
The Government has confirmed mining-dependent regions have been robbed $24 million under Resources for Regions funding.
NSW Labor welcomes mining and minerals jobs and project report
23 July 2020
NSW Labor has welcomed a report that shows growth in the mining and minerals sector will create jobs and help keep regional and rural economies moving.
NSW Government keeps $1.2 million forestry scoping study secret
03 July 2020
The NSW Government will keep a five month, $1.2 million scoping study to privatise the Forestry Corporation secret after a freedom of information request to release it was refused.
NSW Made: Local steel should be used to build local projects
26 June 2020
NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay is urging the State Government to use local steel to build major infrastructure projects like the Western Sydney Airport, M12 and recently 'fast-tracked' projects.
Mining regions short-changed on new resources funding
24 June 2020
Labor is demanding the Government explain why it short-changed mining communities by $24 million, nearly halving the Resources for Regions funding program.
Labor: Forest Recovery Commissioner needed for renovation rescue
03 June 2020
With housing and home renovations likely to be front and centre of future stimulus measures, NSW Labor has demanded the Berejiklian Government urgently appoint a Forest Recovery Commissioner to help the industry meet looming demand for timber.
Distraction over, Barilaro should now focus on his day job
04 May 2020
Now that the Deputy Premier has decided to abandon his Canberra political frolic, the NSW Labor Opposition has called on John Barilaro to re-focus on his day job.
Berejiklian and Barilaro caught out pretending to support regions during COVID-19 - today's fund all re-announcements - "a new low"
16 April 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro have been caught out today re-announcing a $100 million fund for forestry, showgrounds and country courthouses as new stimulus money - trying to trick rural and regional communities. They were already announced in March.
NSW Labor calls for Forest Recovery Commissioner to support recovery
12 April 2020
NSW Labor has renewed calls for a Forest Recovery Commissioner to be appointed to help guide the industry's recovery, in the wake of devastating fires and current COVID-19 pandemic.
NSW Labor welcomes mining employers and union agreement on COVID-19
03 April 2020
NSW Labor has welcomed a mining industry agreement involving employers and unions placing the health and safety of all workers as a key priority while making sure the industry keeps working for the benefit of all Australians during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.