Shadow Ministerial Releases

NSW Labor amendments put steel into electricity infrastructure

17 November 2020

NSW Labor has successfully put Australian-made, locally produced Illawarra steel at the heart of the state’s electricity infrastructure investment after intense negotiations with the Government.

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

17 November 2020

NSW Labor’s amendments to the Government energy sector reforms will guarantee local jobs, industry development and export opportunities flow to workers and businesses in New South Wales.

NSW Made: Labor calls for legislative reform to support local manufacturing jobs

11 November 2020

NSW Labor is urging the Government to support the ‘NSW Made’ – Local Jobs First Bill and legislate the use of locally sourced steel and aluminium in major infrastructure and energy projects.

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.