Shadow Ministerial Releases

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. 

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.