Premiere Gladys Berejiklian with Brunswick Head Surf Club president Craig Reid.
Premiere Gladys Berejiklian with Brunswick Head Surf Club president Craig Reid. Christian Morrow

VIDEO: Scuffle breaks out at Premier's announcement

UPDATE 4pm: Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in Brunswick Heads this afternoon to announce the NSW government will invest $3.8 million in the redevelopment of Brunswick heads surf club.

A scuffle broke out after the announcement with a member of the local media yelling at the premier asking repeatedly why she was not taking questions.

Members of the Premier's security team moved in and dragged the man away, confining him inside the surf club.

 



Around 15 protesters from the North East Forest Alliance and anti Adana groups were there there to greet the premiere, deputy premier John Barilaro and nationals candidate for Ballina Ben Franklin.

Whilst there the premiere also announced the state government would give $23 million to expand the capacity at Lifeline and Kids Helpline.

ORIGINAL STORY: THE NSW Premier is back on the Northern Rivers as the election campaign heats up, and this time she's brought back up in the form of Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

This morning they announced an extra $20 million to fund an extra 2300 preschool places across the state.

Speaking at Lismore Preschool this morning, Gladys Berejiklian said the funding would enable community preschools to build, renovate or extend their facilities.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is in Lismore today.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is in Lismore today. Marc Stapelberg

"We know what a difference a quality early childhood education has on our children, which is why we are investing even more to make our preschools more affordable and more accessible than ever before," she said.

Ms Berejiklian said the preschool funding would be prioritised for areas of high demand.

It is expected that the Premier will make further announcements while on the Northern Rivers.

More to come.



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