Deputy Premier and Minister for Arts Troy Grant says Labor can’t be trusted on its promise to increase funding for public libraries.
Opposition Leader Luke Foley, speaking at Menai last week, said a Labor government would create a new $50 million public library infrastructure fund to assist with the upgrading of facilities and the purchase new equipment.
He also pledged, in the space of four years, to double the annual state government per capita subsidy for public libraries.
A spokeswoman for Mr Grant said, “Over 16 years in government, Labor never balanced their budget.
‘‘Any promises Luke Foley makes can’t be trusted.
‘‘Unlike Labor’s loose promise, the NSW Liberals and Nationals government increased funding to a record $27.5 million in the 2014/15 budget.’’
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