Hunter Valley manufactures miss out on millions in contracts to build a new fleet of ferries for Sydney which would include 3 new emerald class ferries which will be built in China.

A fleet of up to 10 new river class ferries will be built in Indonesia, opposition leader Jody McKay says this is a kick in the guts to the Hunter Region, but lets not forget Jody Mckay track record for purchasing trains from china in her final days of the last labor cabnent.

We have the expertise and capabilities to build ships right here in the Hunter and everybody should be outraged by both the Liberals and Labour who continually award contracts overseas when the work can be done right here.

Awarding contracts overseas when have the expertise and capabilities right here should be criminal.