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Labor criticises court service loss

Labor Member for Gosford Ms Kathy Smith has criticised the Liberal State Government for taking "yet another service" away from the Peninsula.

"First it was the closure of the local RMS office and now local and district matters will no longer be heard at Woy Woy Court House," Ms Smith said.

"This is yet another example of the Peninsula being let down by this Liberal Government," she said.

NSW Shadow Attorney General Mr Paul Lynch said: "This continues the long and disreputable tradition of this State Government restricting access to important services.

"These decisions are simply based on cost cutting, regardless of the impact on services for communities," Mr Lynch said.

"The State Government has forgotten that its role is to provide services, not just cut costs."

"The decision is particularly offensive at a time when the State Government is trumpeting what a great financial manager it is and how much money it's got.

"What aggravates it further is that the Attorney General was asked last year at Estimates Committee hearing about Local Court closures.

"She gave no hint of any change at Woy Woy."

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