NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian challenged on ranger cuts - The Australian 13/11/19 - Public Service Association

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian challenged on ranger cuts – The Australian 13/11/19

A former national parks ranger who lost his job in a restructure has challenged Gladys Berejiklian to deny her government has cut 100 rangers since coming to office in 2011 — making hazard-reduction burns less frequent.

Both the NSW Premier and Deputy Premier John Barilaro took to radio on Wednesday to deny there were fewer field staff doing hazard-reduction burns after the Public Service Association told The Australian ranger numbers had been cut by a third.

“Since 2017, we’ve increased by 144 the number of staff in National Parks and Wildlife,” Ms Berejik­lian told the ABC. “What you’re hearing is not necessarily facts and I’m talking about the facts.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/nsw-premier-gladys-berejiklian-challenged-on-ranger-cuts/news-story/3c93b2ae41b2e18b4080440d2399c68e

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