Labor calls for Illawarra job focus

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CONCERNED: Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird and Throsby MP Stephen Jones fear the government has forgotten about the Illawarra’s jobs crisis amid the Liberal leadership change. Picture: ROBERT PEETILLAWARRA Labor MPs say thegovernment is sobusy“fighting over their own jobs” theyhaveforgotten about saving the steel industry and helping stemthe region’s jobs crisis.
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Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird and Throsby MP Stephen Jonespenned an open letter, airing their concerns, to then Prime MinisterTony Abbott two weeks ago.

The MPs didn’treceivea reply prior to Mr Abbott’s ousting on Monday nightand will write to new Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull.

“They’ve changed the leader, but they haven’t changed the direction of the government,” Mr Jones said.

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane convened crisis talksabout the region’s economyand the viability ofBlueScope Steel’s Port Kembla steelworks in Wollongong on September 7.

“Our region can’t tolerate delay in taking action on those matters,”Ms Birdsaid.

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