Media Releases

Monday, 11 March 2019

$2.7 BILLION BOOST FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

A Daley Labor Government will provide NSW public schools with an extra $2.7 billion worth of Gonski needs-based funding over the life of current State and Federal funding agreements

This commitment will mean more than $1,500 extra, every year, for every student in NSW public high schools, and more than $1,200 for every public primary school student.

Under Labor, NSW will become the first state in Australia to deliver 100 per cent of the standard level of funding for every student.

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Monday, 11 March 2019

LABOR WILL HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 5,000 TEACHERS

NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, has announced today that a Daley Labor Government, if elected this month, will hire an additional 5,000 teachers across NSW.

By 2036, it is estimated there will be one million students enrolled in NSW public schools. Only Labor will hire the additional teachers needed to keep up with demand and provide the best opportunities for our children.

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

LABOR MANDATES BETTER PATIENT CARE IN MENTAL HEALTH: NURSE TO PATIENT RATIOS

A Daley Labor Government will introduce nurse-to-patient ratios in mental health units in the NSW hospital system, a policy that forms the centrepiece of its Mental Health policy package.

Mandating nurse-to-patient ratios will dramatically improve patient care, reassure family members and support hard working nurses and other hospital staff.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019

EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY

A Daley Labor Government will introduce a suite of policies to support early childhood education outcomes across NSW, in addition to the record funding package announced on Monday

A Daley Labor Government will:

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019

LARGEST INVESTMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN NSW HISTORY

A Daley Labor Government will expand funding to cover every three and four-year-old in early childhood education in NSW, as part of a $500 million package jointly funded with Federal Labor, the single largest investment in early childhood education in the state’s history.

Labor is addressing years of neglect by the Berejiklian Liberal and National Government, a legacy that has left the NSW early education system last in the class.

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Sunday, 03 March 2019

LABOR’S ADDITIONAL $158 MILLION DOMESTIC, FAMILY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT PACKAGE

NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, has today announced that Labor will provide an extra 200 specialist domestic violence housing places for women and children, as part of an additional $158 million package, if elected in March.

In 2014, the Liberals and Nationals cut $20 million from specialist domestic violence shelters, leaving parts of NSW with the highest domestic violence rates without refuges.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019

LABOR RELEASES A RAFT OF POLICIES TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT OF NSW

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Labor has unveiled a raft of targeted environmental policies that will protect and enhance the state’s natural environment and repair the damage caused after eight years of neglect by the Liberals and Nationals.

In addition to a 50 per cent Renewable Energy Target by 2030, Labor will seek to ensure the state’s threatened natural parks and waterways are safeguarded for the future.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

LABOR WILL REPLACE 1,000 AGEING DEMOUNTABLES

Labor will replace 1,000 ageing demountables with new permanent air-conditioned classrooms, as part of the largest investment in schools by any state government.

The Lane Cove electorate, which includes suburbs like Gladesville, Artarmon, Putney and Greenwich has more than 43 ageing demountable classrooms.

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Monday, 25 February 2019

A DALEY GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER NURSE TO PATIENT RATIOS – MORE THAN 5,500 NURSES

A Daley Labor Government will oversee the largest injection of nursing staff into NSW hospitals in a generation with more than 5,500 nurses and midwives to deliver mandated nurse to patient ratios.

Labor’s nurse to patient ratio system will apply to emergency, maternity, medical and surgical and paediatric wards.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

$35 MILLION BOOST FOR MUSIC SECTOR

A Daley Labor Government will increase public support for the music industry from $4 million to $35 million, providing a boost to musicians, venues, and an industry that generates hundreds of millions of dollars to the NSW economy.

Since the Liberals and Nationals were elected in 2011, NSW has lost hundreds of music venues and thousands of jobs, and we are now losing music festivals as well.

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