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Treasurer Dominic Perrottet joins coal push before Upper Hunter by-election | Newcastle Herald



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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet says the coal industry will “always” be a crucial part of the state’s economy and it is “not the time” for Upper Hunter voters to send the government into minority. Mr Perrottet pushed the Berejiklian government’s record on the economy and COVID-19 while standing beside Nationals leader John Barilaro and the Nationals’ Upper Hunter by-election candidate, David Layzell, at Glencore’s Ravensworth mine on Thursday. Mr Layzell, a surprise winner of the Nationals’ pre-selection vote on Wednesday, faces an uphill battle as a hitherto low-profile candidate rebuilding the…

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