Shadow Ministerial Releases

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. 

FORESTRY CORPORATION WORKERS UNSUNG HEROES IN NSW FIRE FIGHT

09 December 2019

NSW Labor has heaped praise on Forestry Corporation staff who are among the agencies helping fight fires across New South Wales. 

FORESTRY ROADS BILL COULD BANKRUPT LOCAL COUNCILS

27 November 2019

The NSW Labor Opposition has warned 26 rural and regional councils are at risk of going bankrupt if they're forced to foot the bill for forestry roads as a result of the proposed sale of Forestry Corporation by the NSW Liberal Nationals Government. 

CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO FACE FORESTRY SELL-OFF VOTE

20 November 2019

The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government table the scoping study report it has commissioned into the sell-off of the Forestry Corporation in the Legislative Assembly and face a vote on whether it should be sold off. 

LEAKED DOCUMENTS UNCOVER GAPS IN LOCAL NATIONAL PARKS POSITIONS

20 November 2019

Secret internal documents leaked to the NSW Labor Opposition reveal the Liberal Berejiklian Government has failed to fill more than 100 frontline firefighting positions in national parks across the state, 17 of those from the South Coast. 

GOVERNMENT SITTING ON $24 MILLION FUNDING FOR RESOURCES REGIONS

05 November 2019

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is sitting on $24 million in funding meant for resource regions at a time when many rural and regional areas are crying out for infrastructure investment. 

REGIONS DUDDED IN RESOURCES FOR REGIONS FUNDING DEBACLE

13 October 2019

The Berejiklian-Barilaro Liberal National Government has been exposed dudding regional NSW, after it emerged that almost half of the $50 million Resources for Regions funding has yet to be spent in Regional NSW.