Shadow Ministerial Releases

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. 

LABOR: RELEASE RESOURCES FOR REGIONS FUNDS NOW

02 March 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the $24 million for regional communities, that is unallocated in Round 6 of the Resources for Regions program, is released to support regional communities immediately. 

NSW LABOR STANDS UP FOR MINING WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ANNOUNCES SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF WORKPLACE PRACTICES AT COUNTRY CONFERENCE

29 February 2020

NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay has announced Labor will introduce major reforms to workplace practices to ensure mining workers in NSW are given a fair go. 

NSW LABOR WELCOMES NO SELL OFF OF FORESTRY CORPORATION DECISION

20 February 2020

NSW Labor has today welcomed the Government's adoption of its call to stop the sell-off of Forestry Corporation. 

LABOR SHADOW CABINET MEETING IN TUMUT CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FORESTRY INDUSTRY ASSISTANCE

11 February 2020

Labor is calling on the Berejiklian Government to take immediate steps to support timber-dependent towns like Tumut, Tumbarumba and surrounding communities where the forestry industry has been devastated by the recent bush fires. 

NSW GOVERNMENT DOUBLES DOWN ON FORESTRY CORPORATION SCOPING STUDY SELL OFF WHILE FIRES STILL BURN

06 February 2020

The Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, has refused to rule out privatising Forestry Corporation, despite admitting the industry is "on its knees" and the asset value is unknown.