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Labor wades into debate

NSW opposition leader John Robertson at the picket line. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
NSW opposition leader John Robertson at the picket line. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson announced a State Labor Government would re-open Grafton Gaol to keep jobs and support small businesses in the region during a visit to the picket line today.

Mr Robertson was at the picket line today and last night speaking to members of the Grafton community who are fighting the O'Farrell Stoner Government's disgraceful decision to sack 108 workers and shut down the prison.

"If elected, a State Labor Government will re-open Grafton Gaol," Mr Robertson said today.

"Grafton Gaol is a vital part of the local economy and is the reason for many families and businesses remaining in the region.

"Unlike the Liberals and Nationals, Labor recognises that the loss of 108 jobs from Grafton would be nothing short of a disaster for the region."



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