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Flammable cladding found, not removed in NSW

Local Labor MP slams government.

Flammable cladding found, not removed in NSW

The state government's confirmed no flammable cladding has been removed so far from buildings that may contain the combustible material.

Minister for better regulation Matt Kean made the admission at an Estimates hearing in Parliament yesterday, also saying he has not once attended a meeting of the taskforce he created to address the cladding crisis.

Statewide, more than 1000 buildings may contain flammable cladding similar to the product blamed for the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno back in June.

Swansea MP Yasmin Catley has slammed the government's inaction, saying at the very least the people living in these unsafe buildings have a right to know.

“One month after his press release and the Minister can’t answer some of the most basic questions on this matter: Where are the buildings and who will pay?" Ms Catley said in a statement this morning.

"The public have a right to know where this dodgy product is, and who is going to pay to fix the problem."

The state government has defended itself, saying its response to the problem has been the most comprehensive in the country.

The criticism comes as the Queensland government announces cladding on Brisbane's Queen Alexandria Hospital is set to be removed, after testing revealed it is more flammable than previously thought.

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