Annastacia Palaszczuk
Annastacia Palaszczuk Pamela Frost

Palaszczuk goes south to lend support to NSW Labor

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk received a standing ovation after crossing the border to lend political weight to New South Wales Labor's fight for the North Coast.

Opposition leader Luke Foley launched the campaign at Banora Point yesterday. He pledged funding packages for health, education and the environment in the Northern Rivers.

Among the promises was $30 million to upgrade Ballina High School and Southern Cross School.

"Recently, Mike Baird and the Nationals announced they would build a new $40 million so-called super school at Ballina High, forcing secondary students from Southern Cross School to pack up and move in," Mr Foley said.

"If the Nationals had have consulted with local parents and pupils they would have learned that the community does not want Southern Cross School to be closed."

He also guaranteed $177 million to build a second bridge over the Clarence River in Grafton, and to ban CSG activity in the region.

"We stand with the farmers ... who stood up at Bentley," Mr Foley said.

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten will fly to NSW to help with the campaign on Monday.


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