NSW Labor vows to restore national parks

NSW Labor vows to restore national parks


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NSW Labor has pledged to restore the state's national parks.

NSW Labor has pledged to restore the state's national parks.

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National parks across the state will be better protected under a NSW Labor government, the party has said while promising to employ extra park officers if ele...

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National parks across the state will be better protected under a NSW Labor government, the party has said while promising to employ extra park officers if elected to govern next weekend.

The opposition on Friday vowed to employ 200 additional field officers to target pest control and 60 new officers to restore damaged parts of Kosciuszko National Park.

A Labor government would also nominate the Royal National Park south of Sydney for world heritage listing.

Environment spokeswoman Penny Sharpe made the announcement eight days before the state election on March 23.

"After eight years of neglect, Labor will invest in new staff to protect threatened species, prevent further declines in biodiversity and safeguard our water catchments, wetlands and key habitats," Ms Sharpe said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Labor leader Michael Daley came under fire again on Friday over his luxury car tax with the coalition deriding him for not being able to explain the details.

When quizzed on the intricacies of the tax, Mr Daley on Thursday couldn't say whether it would apply to tractors, headers and other farming equipment.

He later confirmed the policy would not apply to them.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says it's "unacceptable" the Labor leader couldn't explain his own policy.

"What he didn't tell the community is how this will affect so many farmers and so many businesses across NSW," she told reporters on Friday.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said a party wanting to be in government had to explain how a new tax would apply.

"The public need to know the truth behind this tax," he said.

"You can't run and have policies off the cuff."

NSW Labor on Friday also announced it would deliver $203 million to upgrade Coffs Harbour hospital on the state's north coast.

The funding would go towards a dental X-ray machine, additional parking spaces and the expansion of existing surgical theatres.

Australian Associated Press

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