Now that the Eden woodchip mill is closer to going under, the NSW government is looking to the Gillard government to rescue it. Yep – the O’Farrell conservative government that sacked 300 Department of Primary Industry staff last week and hundreds of Education Dept staff (with more TAFE positions to go) is saying it will be the end of the world if the chipmill’s 42 staff lose their jobs.
Mike Kelly the local MP in SE NSW said the Gillard Government will intervene if the Eden chip mill comes close to shutting its doors.
“There was no indication that closure was imminent and that they are continuing to work through the new economic circumstances they find themselves in,” he said. “We’ll look to act if there’s a need to in the future.”