Shadow Ministerial Releases

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. 

HOW DARE YOU NOT STAND UP FOR FORESTRY WORKERS, JOHN BARILARO?

30 January 2020

NSW Labor has challenged the Nationals Party Leader, John Barilaro, to stand up and protect forestry workers in rural and regional New South Wales by shelving the proposed sell-off of Forestry Corporation for good. 

CALLS FOR BARILARO TO INTERVENE ON FIRE DAMAGED FENCE REPLACEMENT COSTS

19 December 2019

The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the Deputy Premier John Barilaro to direct Forestry Corporation to contribute to the costs of replacing fence lines damaged by fire on land it shares with private landholders.