Shadow Ministerial Releases

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. 

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 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.

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.